Resources

Guide to Future Care and Permanency Planning for Children with Recommendations for State Legislation 
Examines voluntary permanency planning, including standby guardianships from National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley (2005).

 

Standby Guardianship: A Guide for Legislators, Lawyers, and Child Welfare Professionals
Compares and contrasts state standby guardianship laws enacted as of 2000, and provides guidance for states that have yet to enact such laws from American Bar Association (2000).

 

Summary of Joint Guardianship Statutes by State
Compares joint guardianship laws in California and Connecticut from National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley (2000).

 

Summary of Standby Guardianship Statutes by State
Summarizes state standby guardianship laws. National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley (2003).