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Resources for: Foster/Kinship Care/Adoption

Foster and Kinship care are systems in which a minor has been placed into a group home, private home or relative home for the full-time care, nurturing and protection. Foster care placement is usually arranged through a social service, whereas kinship care is often informal. However in the U.S., formal kinship care is increasingly common.

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Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
800-624-4143 Toll Free

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