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Florida State Information

In Florida, more than 345,000 children live with their grandparents or other relative caregivers.  Additionally, over 147,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

Florida offers a Relative Caregiver program to grandparents and other relatives caring for children under the age of 18.  This program provides monthly monetary assistance to relative caregivers.  In order to enter the program, the relative caregiver must meet all eligibility requirements, and the child or children must be place with the relative caregiver by way of court order and the Department of Children and Families.

Florida 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 345,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers
  • Over 147,000 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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