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Delaware State Information

In Delaware, approximately over 17,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 7,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The state offers various resources to kinship care families. Delaware’s Health and Social Services Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities is the lead agency for support, assistance and programs for relative caregivers. The Division’s website has many resources for relative caregivers, ranging from legal information to lists of others organizations that will support kinship care families. There are also 15 state service centers.

Delaware offers a diverse range of services, support, and assistance for relative care families. Through public and private partnerships the state has been able to place many children with relatives, and prevent their entrance into the foster system.

By the Numbers
  • Over 17,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 7,000 grandparents report having their grandchildren living with them.
Grandparent Visitation

Download the Grandparent Visitation information here (current as of 8/1/11)

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