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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

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Child under Foster Care QLD self placing with family NSW

on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 17:02

Hi Just wondering if there is anyone out there that can help me,

I am from NSW and my Nieces and Nephew are in care in QLD, I regularly Visit my In-laws and i am wonder if my 12 yr old neice turns up on my in-laws doorstep while i am visiting and begs me to take her home with me to NSW,

Can she self place herself into my care or will i be charged with kidnapping from Docs, I have applied for kinship of the children and their mother is more than willing for the children to come to me,,,,

All children are seperated, Now if she can self place do i notify the police that i have her while im

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Kinship Care as First Option For Children in Care

on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 11:52

"Is kinship care always better than non-relative resource homes"

Hi Lindsay, the same as anything, all people are different, and so are their situations. The first "fact" I would like to point out is that children are up to ten times more likely to die in foster care than in the family home. The average age of children who are dying is four years old and under.

These "do gooders" working in child protection refuse to take this into account, as they also refuse to afford parents any credibility or rights. It's all in "the best interest of the children."

How convenient.

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Scotland - Information Regarding Kinship Care for Families Dealing With Social Services

on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:29
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Scotland - Information Regarding Kinship Care for Families Dealing With Social Services

Kinship care

This information applies to Scotland only

Kinship care

All across Scotland, thousands of people, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends, care for children because their natural parents are unable to do so. If you are looking after a child like this – full time or most of the time – then you are a kinship carer.

The rights and responsibilities of kinship carers can be complicated. Getting advice is important so you know about your options and know if you are getting the practical and financial support that you are entitled to.

Getting advice on kinship care

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State may allow the families to receive foster-care money

on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:48
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State may allow the families to receive foster-care money

Ohio might join other states in giving some foster-care money to relatives who take in family members’ children

For Regene Denton to become the grandparent of her dreams — retired, relaxed, happy to host and spoil the grandkids occasionally — she would have had to allow seven of them to go into foster care. 

“I run into a lot of people who say, ‘You’re crazy,’  ’’ said Denton, who now has legal custody of four girls and three boys ages 1 to 13 years. 

She and her husband, Paul, are tired, pressed for money and certain they did the right thing.

“I guess some people do turn away,” Mrs.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW for Grandparents, Relatives and Kinship Carers

on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 21:10

"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW" for Grandparents, Relatives and Kinship Carers

"Contact"

"Support Groups"

"Legal"

"Respite and Childcare"

About GRG

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW (GRG NSW) - represents an alliance of grandparents who have full-time care and responsibility of their grandchildren across New South Wales. It is an initiative of COTA (NSW) which has come about following a decade of research and collaboration with grandparent support groups and community service representatives.

In particular:

GAPA (Grandparents As Parents Again)

Samaritans (Grandparent