The role of grandparents and family caregivers has drastically changed in the last twenty years. Grandparents/family caregivers today play a critical role in raising children and providing support to our families. Many of them are the ‘glue’ that keep families moving forward. Grandparents/family caregivers support their families through childcare, sharing parenting responsibilities or providing full time parenting to their grandchildren.
A Guide for Relative Caregivers
Southeast and the Cape
If you are, or may become, a relative caregiver in Massachusetts, this guide will:
A) Help you decide what type of caregiver you will want to be for the child;
B) Describe the legal process for each type of caregiver;
C) Outline what resources are available for both you and the child.