Adoption, Foster Care, and Nonparental Care—Behavioral Issues in Child Care and Schools
It is impossible to determine family relationships by looking at a family. Primary caregivers may or may not be biologically related to their children. It is important that child care and early education professionals learn about the family structure from the child’s caregivers rather than make assumptions about relationships within families. Families are likely to share more information if they feel the education setting is open to their family structure.