George and Martha Washington: Kinship Caregivers
By Jim Trowbridge
The New York State Kinship Navigator is proud to inaugurate our own Kinship Care Hall of Fame. Here we honor contemporary and historic personages who either cared for children who were not biologically theirs or those who were raised by kin who were not their biological parents.
It seems fitting that our first inductees should be George and Martha Washington, our nation’s first President and first First Lady who were kinship caregivers to Martha’s grandchildren. Though George and Martha never had children of their own, together they raised Eleanor Parke Custis (“Nelly”) and George Washington Parke Custis (known as “Washy,” and sometimes “Tub”) the children of Martha’s son John, who died in the Revolutionary War. Continue Reading
Welcome to Kinship's Backyard
June 12, 2013
The NYS Kinship Navigator welcomes you to our new blog, “kinshipyard.” On this blog, we will discuss recent kinship developments, including new laws, policies, and current events that pertain to both kinship care and the New York State Kinship Navigator. Continue Reading