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Georgia State Information

In Georgia, approximately over 218,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, nearly 93,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The Georgia Department of Human Services sponsors a Relative Care Subsidy. Individuals must be related to the child or children by blood, marriage or adoption, and legal custody of the child or children must be awarded to the relative caregiver to be eligible for the subsidy.The State also provides specific services to grandparents raising grandchildren. Grandparents over the age of 60 or who are disable can receive $50 per month per child in care; furthermore, there exists an emergency care program that will pay certain expense and life needs for those who are eligible.

Georgia 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 218,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Nearly 93,000 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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