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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Millions of grandchildren are being brought up by their grandparents. Grandparents raising grandchildren may be in need of support and advice. Raising grandchildren brings immense rewards, in most cases, but it also brings daunting challenges.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
More and more grandparents are becoming parents as a result of death, divorce, drug problems, incarcerations and other family situations.

Raised by a Grandfather
Author Brenda Della Casa shares her experiences being a female raised almost exclusively by her grandfather.

Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grandparents raising grandchildren often feel alone. This list of websites will provide both usable advice and emotional support.

The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Books for grandparents raising grandchildren range from the practical to the inspirational, but this one by Elaine K. Williams contains a nice mix of both approaches.

Why Don't I Hear Much About Grandparent Custody?
As a relative, a grandparent should be notified when a grandchild needs a change of custody; however, grandparents don't have any special status in regard to the custody of a grandchild.

Forms of Grandparent Custody and Kinship Care
When grandparent find themselves responsible for their grandchildren, they owe it to themselves and to their charges to know about the different types of grandparent custody and how they can be legally formalized.

Why Grandparents Should Seek Legal Custody or Guardianship
Grandparents may be cool to the idea of seeking legal custody or guardianship of the grandchildren they are raising. There are several reasons for grandparents rejecting this step, but there are far more compelling reasons why they should take the step.

What is the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act?
A 2008 law has relevance for grandparents raising grandchildren and those who anticipate taking custody. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 provides assistance of several types for kinship caregivers.

Skip-Generation Family
A family that consists of grandparents and grandchildren, with no parents present,is sometimes referred to as a skip-generation family.

Facts About Custodial Grandparents
We've heard a lot about the rise in grandparents raising grandchildren. Take a look at the facts about custodial grandparents.

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