If you are a relative or kin who, after careful consideration, are unable or unwilling to adopt your relative's child but feel that you may not be able to afford the total cost of raising that child, the New Jersey Kinship Subsidy Program may be able to help.
Subsidies can help kinship families by providing:
- A regular monthly payment including clothing allowance to help parents meet everyday needs.
- Medicaid coverage for the child to assist with any physical or psychological condition that is not covered by the family's own insurance.
- Children with disablilities may be able to receive special services for a specific medical, health, or equipment need, which may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
- Post-KLG Counseling Support services are available to adoptive families.