With more children having grandparents as their primary caregivers, the informal nature of this relationship in the past is being transformed into a more formalized structure as public financial aid is needed by either the children or their grandparents or both. Leonard explores the difficulties grandparents encounter and the financial ramifications and legal options, including kinship foster care, which must be considered.
"Grandparent Kinship Caregivers,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol6/iss1/7