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New York State Information

In New York State, approximately 250,000 to 300,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Currently, multiple community-based kinshipprograms exist to support the informal network of caregivers and families, along with a statewide Navigator, which provides legal information and assists with access to benefits for kin-caregivers within the state.

Additionally, grandparents, siblings, and other kin have the right to petition for visitation through New York State’s family court system.

Many successes have been celebrated for kinship care in New York, including the implementation of a “child-only” grant, which provides financial support for grandparents raising grandchildren.

By The Numbers
  • 250,000 to 300,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers
  • 21 community-based programs and 1 statewide program provide assistance to relative caregivers in the informal system
Grandparent Visitation

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

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