Yes, kinship resources do not have to be blood related.
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It is in your best interest to contact the Kinship Care Unit, who can further explain your options and find what is best suited for your unique situation. Call us at 570-826-8710.
This is based on a case by case basis. You are not automatically disqualified with a past Children and Youth history.
No, once you choose either Informal or Formal, there is no option to switch. This is why it is important to know all of your options.
You can either contact the caseworker that is working with the family that placed the child into out-of-home placement or contact the Kinship Unit at 570-826-8710.