Resources and information written for relatives and kinship caregivers to help them care for their relatives' children, including State and local examples.
Grandfacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children
Provides State-specific fact sheets, including information on kinship caregiver data, State programs and local resources, public benefits, educational assistance, legal information, and State laws. The website also includes national information along with resources for Washington, D.C.
Serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside of the child welfare system. The organization works to educate individuals about State laws, legislation, and policy in support of grandfamilies and assist policymakers, advocates, caregivers, and others.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Provides information for grandparents and other kinship caregivers including resources on feelings, self-care, support, focusing on creating a stable environment, communication, parental visits, and more.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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A Guide to Kinship Care (PDF - 3,195 KB)
Franklin County Children Services (2015)
Provides a guide for grandparents and other relatives providing kinship care in Franklin County, Ohio with information on topics such as legal issues, home study, school information, and additional resources for kinship families.
Adoption, Foster Care, and other Child Related Issues
Explains the Federal and State benefits and resources available to adoptive, foster, and kinship caregivers.
Kinship Caregivers Guide: A Guide for Adults Who Are Caring for the Children of Relatives or Family Friends (PDF - 1,249 KB)
Vermont Department for Children & Families (2017)
Provides information for kinship caregivers in Vermont on programs and services available to help kinship families, legal issues, and resources that can be of assistance.
Lists resources that can assist kinship caregivers, such as grandparents raising their grandchildren, young adults raising younger siblings, and all forms of kinship families. The site also links to national organizations with information on kinship care.
Resource Parent Handbook: A Guide for Foster and Kinship Caregivers (PDF - 3,011 KB)
Philadelphia Department of Human Services (2015)
Discusses kinship care and topics relating to the roles and responsibilities of resource parents, supporting children, permanency issues, and more.
State Guides and Manuals Results Kinship Care for Relatives and Kin
Links to State publications that describe child welfare services and provide guidance to child welfare professionals and families.