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Legal/Legislation

Below are links to common issues and concerns experienced by kinship caregivers, as well as pending legislation supporting grandparent/relative caregivers. Topics include grandparents' rights, custody arrangements, adoption, school enrollment, and information on how to become a kinship foster parent.

Grandfamilies State Law & Policy Resource Center - A national legal resource in support of grandfamilies.

How Do Our Laws Work?

Pennsylvania Law Help - An online guide for legal informaiton and services in PA.

Placement of Children With Relatives:  Summary of State Laws - From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2010).

Legislation

An update on bills introduced in Pennsylvania to support relative caregivers.  Please contact your local representative to support the legislation.

Fostering Connections to Success and Adoptions Act - Summary of H.R. 6307, Fostering Connections to Success Act.

Grandfamilies of America - Website of an organization that advocates on behalf of relative caregiver families.