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National Kinship Resources

The GrandKin Guide: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Relative’s Raising Children. Published by the National Kinship Alliance for Children.

Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Kinship Guardianship Guide published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

AARP Grandfamilies Guide: If you are just starting to care for a grandchild, these are the basic things you need to know.

State Grandfacts: Links to local resources in all 50 states. The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies both within and outside the child welfare system.

Generations United: Grandfamilies Resources- Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies works to enact policies and promote programs to help grandfamilies address challenges. 

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For new kinship foster caregivers, we recommend:

Especially for grandparents who are raising their children’s kids (but any relative will find the topics useful), the following books are recommended:

The following collections are more academic in nature:

 Blogs by relatives raising children

Online Support Groups

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