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Exploring Legal Options - Tips for Grandfamilies Learning Lesson

Exploring Legal Options - Resources

Grandparents as Parents: A survival Guide for Raising a Second Family. Written by Sylvie de Toledo and Deborah Edler Brown. :

KINSHIP CARE/GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN LIBRARY RESOURCES: (To check out materials, please contact Chryste Weitzel - 970-491-3904 or e-mail

DVD/VIDEO: Grandparenting: Enriching Lives Civitas DVD – C/DVD306.87 Civ (2004)-Video (VHS) – V306.87 Civ Hosted by Maya Angelou, focuses on the important grandparent, parent and child relationship. Featuring real-life grandparents and based on the latest child development research. It offers practical suggestions and inspiration that will benefit the entire family.

ARTICLES: All Children Deserve a Permanent Home Generations United (2006) Without financial assistance and support, grandparents and other relatives may not be able to care for the children they love who, through no fault of their own, are in the foster care system. This publication presents new data showing the foster care system’s significant reliance on relatives, and highlighting the need for federally funded subsidized guardianships as another permanency option for children for whom reunifications with parents or adoption is not viable.

Grandma’s Wisdom US Department of Health and Human Services This booklet is designed to build on traditional Hispanic/Latino values, and at the same time, enrich the values Hispanic/Latino families may adopt in the United States. It provides tips that Latina mothers can use to help their daughters improve their self-esteem and lead satisfying, successful lives.


  • AARP - Grandcare News?AARP - Grandparenting, the Joys and Challenges (also in Spanish)
  • AARP – Raising Your Grandchild, Tips for Promoting Positive Behavior, Today and for the Future
  • AARP – Grandparent Information Center, Grandparent Visitation
  • AARP – Guide to Public Benefits for Grandfamilies

Legal Definitions:

Cooperative Extension’s Educational Responses to Relative Caregivers’ Needs and Concerns: State and Local Networks and Resource List

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Legal Issues and Resources: A brief B.C. introduction

Guardianship by State

Guardianship Frequently Asked Questions

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Common Legal Issues

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Legal Issues in Caring for Your Grandchildren

Georgia, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Missouri, University of Missouri Extension

New Jersey, Rutgers University

North Carolina, University of North Carolina

Pennsylvania, Penn State University

South Carolina, Clemson University

Texas, Texas A&M University System Extension

Virginia, Virginia Tech

Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Extension