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Wyoming State Information

In Wyoming, approximately over 6,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 3,500 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The Wyoming Department of Children & Families does not offer kinship care families with specific programs or funding. Legal kinship care families should apply for assistance through the Department of Children and Families financial services. Wyoming Kinship Advocacy is an organization that is a part of the Wyoming Citizens Review Panel. This organization works to advocate for kinship care issues throughout the state, and is the lead organization when it comes to kinship care assistance. Wyoming Kinship Advocacy provides kinship care families with financial, educational, emotional, and legal support. The group also refers kinship care families to the proper agency or authority to best serve the needs of the family.

Wyoming is limited when it comes to services, support, and assistance for kinship care families. The state is in need of specific kinship care programs to prevent children’s entrance into the foster system.

By the Numbers
  • Over 6,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 3,500 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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