NC Kinship Care Statistics (2019)

Kinship care plays an essential role in North Carolina. Of the 11,646 children in DSS custody in our state on July 31, 2019, 2,636 (22.7%) were placed with relatives, most of whom were unlicensed.

Placements for NC Children in DSS Custody on July 31, 2019*

* This figure does not reflect the many people in North Carolina who act as temporary safety providers for their young relatives.

** Includes group home, hospital, jail, runaway, and other placement categories

Source: NC FAST and legacy data systems queried by Management Assistance ( project team under contract with NC DHHS, 9/18/19