“Children discharged from kin and non-kin foster homes: Do the risks of foster care re-entry differ?”

Koh, Eun, and Mark F. Testa.Children and Youth Services Review 33, no. 9 (2011): 1497-1505.

With respect to reunification, children who exit from kinship foster homes have a much lower likelihood of re-entering foster care when possible confounding factors are ignored. The kinship effect diminishes by 25% when child-level variables that may affect kin caregivers’ decisions to accept the child into their care are taken into account, but it still remains statistically significant (Childfocus).