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According to the Children's Bureau Express, preference for children who need substitute (foster) care is given to relatives - including grandparents, aunts and uncles, and others. While some of these arrangements fall under formal foster care agreements, many do not, and many grandparent/relative caregiving situations are informal, having been privately agreed between family members. Some of the issues facing grandparent/kinship caregivers are:

  • the financial obligations
  • strained relationships with biological parents
  • limited authority to act on behalf of the children
  • grandparents getting older

and others.

Support and information are key factors for our families:

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