“A FAMILY RIGHT TO CARE: CHARTING THE LEGAL OBSTACLES”

Esq, Wallace, and W. Gerard. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy 3, no. 1: 7.

This article provides an overview of the functions of both state and federal law in regards to kinship care.  It discusses the ways in which inconsistencies in federal and state policy, inadequate social policy and narrowly-focused laws spur significant legal obstacles for grandfamilies. The article argues for changes in state and federal laws to provide more legal rights and assistance to kinship families by outlining the rights of these families to care for children.

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