The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center cannot give advice on individual, personal, legal, or practical issues for caregivers at this time. If you need assistance to help you successfully fulfill your caregiving role, please visit your state specific fact sheet.


In partnership, AARPBrookdale Foundation GroupCasey Family ProgramsChild Welfare League of AmericaChildren's Defense Fund and Generations United have created the GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children. These GrandFacts Sheets, last updated in 2011,  provide connections to local supports, resources, programs, and benefits.  We are working to provide a more current version, which will be available on this website soon.  


Choose your national or and state fact sheets (in PDF format) below:


National | Alabama | Alaska | ArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowa|

KansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettesMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew Hampshire| New JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennslyvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DC| Washington|West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming


Each state fact sheet provides state-specific data, information and helpful links including:

  • Census data
  • Key state and local programs and resources
  • Foster care policies and services
  • Public benefits and financial assistance
  • Education assistance
  • State laws

GrandFacts State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children are funded in part by AARP Foundation and  Verizon Thinkfinity.