MFY Urges State to Amend Law to Help Kinship Caregivers

MFY Legal Services’ Kinship Caregiver Law Project is working with child welfare advocates across the state to urge the state legislature to amend Domestic Relations Law 72 to give relative caregivers (e.g. aunts, uncles, older siblings, etc.) the same rights as grandparents when seeking legal guardianship or custody of a related child who has been in their care for two years or more.

Read MFY’s Support Testimony to the NYS Legislature