KINSHIP CARE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM
Application for TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, and Child Care assistance:
- This is used by parents to give authority to another adult to make medical and educational decisions for their child(ren).
- This form can be valid for up to 30 days with a signature, or up to 12 months with a notarized signature.
KEEPING CHILDREN OUT OF NON-RELATIVE FOSTER CARE
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
It can be difficult to know what to expect in Family Court. Generally, the Family Court staff cannot provide you with legal advice. Therefore, it is important to have an attorney to help you understand your options, and assist with petitions and court appearances. For a petition, you should be prepared to provide as much information as possible, including the names and addresses of the other parties, and the names and birth dates of the children. For court appearances, the court will want to know why the parents are unable to provide the children with care, and sometimes a hearing before a judge is necessary to resolve these issues.
The New York Kinship Care Navigator website is a great resource for kinship care families.