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Idaho State Information

In Idaho, approximately over 17,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 8,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The state Office of Health and Welfare is the coordinating agency for kinship care resources. It recognizes the growing number of children in grandparent and relative headed households, and is working with other agencies and organizations to raise awareness and remove barriers. The Idaho KinCare Coalition is the lead organization, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Welfare, in providing grandparents and relative care families with information and assistance; visit their website for the most current information.

Idaho 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 8,000 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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