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Online Resource for Relative Caregivers

7/25/2007:   Approximately 1 in 12 children in this country live in a household headed by a grandparent or other relative. Although the benefits of kinship care are many, such care often raises complicated, overwhelming legal questions for relative caregivers.

To provide a one-stop shop for caregivers, attorneys, judges, and other child-serving practitioners working with kinship families, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law has launched the Kinship Care Legal Resource Center. The online toolkit provides information and resources on topics including
  • financial assistance for kinship care providers, including subsidized guardianship;
  • statutory preferences for relative placement; and
  • state policies regarding medical consent, educational consent and school enrollment, and licensing standards.



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