Idaho Kinship Family Day Celebration

Are you caring for a relative child or for a child whose parents are unable to? You cultivate bright futures. Please join us for the Idaho Kinship Family Day celebration with games, information on resources and supports, and treats to celebrate and honor families caring for relative children.

What is Idaho Kinship Family Day? September 9, 2023

Idaho Kinship Family Day is a day to celebrate and honor families caring for relative children. Kinship care refers to the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by relatives, members of their Tribe or clan, godparents, step-parents, or other adults who have a family relationship to a child (also referred to as fictive kin). On Idaho Kinship Family Day, we will celebrate with a BBQ, fun and games, and information on resources and supports.

The celebration will be held on September 9th simultaneously in three separate locations - Boise at Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, Pocatello at Lower Ross Park, and Coeur d’Alene at Ramsey Park. Please join us for the celebration and fun! Kinship Day Flyer


Disclaimer: We will adhere to safety measures and guidelines for COVID-19. Check back to& for any changes/updates to the celebration.

Submit your art or expression to honor, raise awareness, or tell your kinship story

 2023 entries due by August 18, 2023

The My Family. My Story. art and expression series gives an opportunity for children and caregivers in kinship families to talk about their families in their own words, drawings, or through art. The purpose of the series is two-fold: to recognize the contributions of kinship caregivers, to provide children and youth in kinship care an opportunity to feel connected with other children and youth in similar situations and to raise awareness of kinship in Idaho.  Youth, or caregivers can submit their art of expression.


Affectionate grandmother and granddaughter are hugging. Little girl is smiling with eyes closed
My Family. My Story.
Find out more information prizes and how to submit your art or expression