• March 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 2

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Kinship Care Legal Resource Center Website Launches

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law has launched the Kinship Care Legal Resource Center to address the needs of the significant number of children living in families headed by grandparents or other kin. This Resource Center website is intended to serve as a toolkit for attorneys, judges, and other child-serving practitioners working with kinship families and having difficulty navigating the complex existing and emerging legal issues.

The Resource Center maintains a website that provides access to information and resources on topics such as:

  • Financial assistance for kinship care providers, including subsidized guardianship
  • Statutory preferences for relative placement
  • State policies regarding medical consent, educational consent and school enrollment, and licensing standards

The Resource Center can found on the ABA website:

http://www.grandfamilies.org

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