AAA
RESIZE TEXT

Maryland State Information

In Maryland, approximately over 129,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, nearly 60,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The state of Maryland has both formal and informal kinship care. Informal kinship care is when the parents place their child or children with a relative by blood or marriage, voluntarily. Formal kinship care is when the state has custody of a child and places him or her in the guardianship of a relative. The State does offer assistance for informal kinship care families. Maryland also offers a “child only grant” that is temporary cash assistance based on the child’s resources. For a list of complete services and other support groups visit the Maryland Kinship Care Services website listed below.

Maryland 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 129,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 60,000 grandparents report having their grandchildren living with them.
Grandparent Visitation

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

This is a Widget Section

This section is widgetized. If you would like to add content to this section, you may do so by using the Widgets panel from within your WordPress Admin Dashboard. This Widget Section is called "Feature bottom"