“Impact of kinship care on behavioral well-being for children in out-of-home care”

Rubin, David M., Kevin J. Downes, Amanda LR O’Reilly, Robin Mekonnen, Xianqun Luan, and Russell Localio. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 162, no. 6 (2008): 550-556.

Children placed into kinship care had fewer behavioral problems 3 years after placement than children who were placed into traditional foster care. Children who moved to kinship care after a significant time in foster care were more likely to have behavioral problems than children in kinship care from the outset.