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North Dakota State Information

In North Dakota, there are nearly 5,000 children that live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 2,500 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

According to a September 2010 article, the state is changing the foster system so children stay within their families, which costs less and is more beneficial for the children. The North Dakota Department of Human Services is the lead agency in providing assistance to kinship care families. It is through TANF programs that the department provides financial assistance, health insurance, emergency help, legal assistance, and many other programs to kinship care families.

North Dakota recognizes the need and offers many services, support, and assistance for kinship care families. It is only through the State administered programs, which place many children with relatives, and prevent their entrance into the foster system. North Dakota is lacking support of private and nonprofit agencies when it comes to kinship care advocacy and assistance.

By the Numbers
  • Nearly 5,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 2,500 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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