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).


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.