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New York Grandparents Kinship Care Support From AARP, the lobby for older Americans

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 01:21
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New York Grandparents Kinship Care Support From AARP, the lobby for older Americans

Grandparents and other non-parent relatives raising children joined government, law and social service representatives Tuesday at the Empire State Convention Center to call for more support for "kinship care."

Like foster children, "kinship children" live with relatives other than their parents because of abuse, neglect, abandonment, parental drug and alcohol abuse, incarceration and mental illness, according to AARP, the lobby for older Americans.

But the more than 150,000 New Yorkers caring for these kids — most often grandparents — face obstacles in raising them and lack the support