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The following website links are provided to help you find the information you may be needing. We do not personally endorse the following agencies and websites but believe the information provided will be useful.  Click here to go to individual states


Web RaisingYourGrandchildren.com

Child Welfare Information Gateway U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center: serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.

Guardian Information by State

Online Facebook Support group for grandparents and "relatives raising children." RRC Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/RRCsupport/

You will need to request to join the gourp. This is a "closed" group, which means that others will be able to see that you are a member of the group. But only members will be able to write posts, leave comments, and view what other people write.

State Kinship Care Fact Sheets: -- A Resource for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children--Provided by AARP ( a fact sheet for each state).

Search for a grandparent support group in your area -- Provided by AARP

The Foundation For Grandparenting,  a volunteer, not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, tax-exempt corporation

National Kinship Alliance for children

Kinship Care Legal Research Center - American Bar Association

CANGRANDS - A not-for-profit organization devoted to providing support for Kin caregiver families across Canada.

Grandparents Plus - www.grandparentsplus.org.uk

Raising Grandchildren - www.RaisingGrandchildren.org.nz

National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights

Benefits Check Up -- A service of the The National Council on the Aging - helps people 55 and over find help with rent, property taxes, heating bills, meals and much more.

List of grandparent support groups -- Provided by GrandparentAgain.com

Generations United -- (GU) is a national membership organization that focuses on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies.

Grandparents Magazine --An online magazine for all grandparents. A nice site.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) -- A very helpful site with information about mental health disorders in children & adolescents, as well as information on various topics of interest. Article about grandparents raising grandchildren at AACAP.

National Resource Center for Respite and Crisis Care

FindLegalHelp.org -- Part of the American Bar Association's website  with links to much good information

Retirement Life Today.com -- Includes information on grandparents raising grandchildren

Federal Citizen Information Center -- Consumer Focus: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Federal Citizen Information Center: Consumer Focus - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

ProudGrandparents.co.uk- Being a Grandparent (this website has a section about grandparents raising grandchildren).

Child Welfare League of America - Section on Kinship Care

Grannies United  A website for all grandmothers.


Web raisingyourgrandchildren.com

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