Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt's parents provided kinship care for another member of her family while she was growing up.
Therefore, while talking with her legal assistant Ben LaRocco (on the far right), our focus was on the Kinship Caregiver Support Act.
Steven(far left) shared his personal story; after he aged out of care, his aunt told him that she had wanted to take him and his siblings so that they could stay together - but she couldn't afford to do so.
Then Kevin (second from the left) suggested that, in situations where family members are the best placement, they should receive financial support.
Ben might not work directly on this issue, so he asked us to email him all the facts so that he can get them to the right person...
2nd district OH
238 Cannon Building
Washington DC 20515