This is a thoughtful piece. It highlights the issues arising in the US from long term foster care and proposes "kinship adoption". Either way more support is needed
Most people are not aware of the extent to which informal adoption occurs within families, known as kinship adoption. Kinship adoption is the preferred way to keep children safe within their own kinship network and provide the security of a permanent family. There are many advantages to kinship adoption when it is possible, including maintaining family connections and cultural traditions.