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Kansas State Information

In Kansas, approximately over 37,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 17,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The Kansas Department on Aging offers resources to kinship care families. The department coordinates the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), which exists to form partnerships with various organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, to provide support groups and education to senior citizens caring for children. RAPP in Kansas works to refer kinship caregivers to other organizations that may provide assistance, such as; financial, emergency, and etc. All RAPP services are free of charge for kinship caretakers and families.

Kansas 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 37,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 17,000 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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