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Respite care is temporary care for challenging children, to give parents some relief. Find program descriptions and help locating providers in your area.

Respite Care
An overview of the need for and benefits of respite care, from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.


Respite Care FAQ
Before locating respite care for your family, learn what respite care is and isn't, licensing information, eligibility, and obtaining services.

Children's Placement Directory
This service utilizes information available on the Internet to match children's special placement needs with the private agencies providing programs. Complete the online form describing the child's needs and receive a listing of private programs meeting the criteria you have specified.

National Respite Locator
A searchable database to find respite care in all 50 states.

National Respite Network & Resource Center
Advocacy, support, and information. Respite resources include those for adults as well as children.

Respite Before Disrupting Adoption
Discussion group to connect parents with a critical need for respite care and those willing to provide it.

Respite Care in Georgia
BREAK — Brief Respite for Adopted Kids is a federally funded program providing respite for adoptive parents of special needs children.

Respite Care in Minnesota
From Minnesota Adoption Support & Preservation, contact information for respite care providers in the state.

State Respite Coalitions
35 states have respite care coalitions. Find contact information and Web sites with email addresses where available.

TAPLINK - Pennsylvania
Support resources for PA adoptive parents by county. Medical resources, therapists, tutors, respite care, and support groups.

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