Are You Ready to Become a Guardian?. California Courts Self-Help Center page s . n.d.. Chinese English Korean Spanish Vietnamese . http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/guardianship/dutiesperson-1.htm
Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center. Generations United page s . June 2006. English . http://www.grandfamilies.org/
This Web site provides information about states’ policies on guardianship and assistance for families in which grandparents or other relatives are raising children. The Resource Center includes a database on statutes and legislation as well analyses of topics such:
GrandsPlace: For Grandparents and Special Others Parenting Children. GrandsPlace page s . 1996. English . http://www.grandsplace.org/gp8/
This Web site includes fact sheets for each state, which provide information on kinship care initiatives and resources for each location.
These resources are for those assisting refugee families who are caring for non-biological children (such as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, siblings, or friends). Overseas, these children are typically referred to as "separated children," while in the U.S. Refugee Program, they are typically referred to as "attached refugee minors." In the U.S. legal and child welfare fields, these caregivers are often referred to as "relative caregivers" or families with "kinship care" arrangements. The toolkit includes fact sheets for both refugee families and the staff that assist them, a highlighted resource list, as well as a searchable directory that provides basic information about the guardianship procedures in each state.
The Web site aims to centralize and make publicly available an array of state child welfare policies so that policy makers, practitioners, and other stakeholders can stay abreast of the policies that protect our nation's most vulnerable children. Refugee service providers may find this site particularly useful for its information on guardianship. Information on "guardianship policies" can be found within the section on "kinship care policies."
State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children. Children's Defense Fund (CDF) page s . n.d.. English . http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/grandfacts-sheets/
Eight organizations have collaborated to create individual fact sheets on kinship care for each state and the District of Columbia. Each fact sheet includes state-specific information on statistics on kinship care, local services and agencies serving kinship care families, foster care policies relevant to kinship caregivers, public benefits information for kinship caregivers, and relevant state laws and policies.
States' Subsidized Guardianship Laws at a Glance. Children's Defense Fund (CDF) 17 page s . October 2004. English . http://www.childrensdefense.org/site/DocServer/guardianship_laws.pdf?docID=544
This report provides information about subsidized guardianship, which offers subsidies and services to relatives caring for children. The information in this report is not as current as the information from the Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center, but it provides the information in useful charts, which compares eligibility requirements by state.