“Informal kinship care” means a living arrangement in which a relative of a child, who is not in the care, custody, or guardianship of the local department of social services, provides for the care and custody of the child due to a serious family hardship. (Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. §4-122.1 and Md. HEALTH GENERAL Code Ann. §20-105)
A new page on the topic of kinship care has been added to the AACPLL Self Help and Pro Bono WIKI . Here you will find links to Maryland code sections and COMAR as well as information provided by various agencies. The forms and information sheet handout available in the Anne Arundel County Family Self Help Center are also included.