Resources

 

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care 

This brief by Generations United with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption focuses on adoption and guardianship for children in kinship foster care, so that these children can exit foster care into permanent families (2018). 

 

National Comparison Chart:  Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care ​

This chart by Generations United with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is designed to help kinship foster parents compare adoption and guardianship as two options that you and the children in your care can pursue to exit foster care and create permanent families (2018). 

 

Ask about Guardianship:  What Social Service Professionals Need to Know to Support Guardianship Families

A user-friendly publication for social service workers, produced by the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) (2018).

 

Guide to Future Care and Permanency Planning for Children with Recommendations for State Legislation 
Examines voluntary permanency planning, including standby guardianships from National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley (2005).

 

Standby Guardianship: A Guide for Legislators, Lawyers, and Child Welfare Professionals
Compares and contrasts state standby guardianship laws enacted as of 2000, and provides guidance for states that have yet to enact such laws from American Bar Association (2000).

 

Summary of Joint Guardianship Statutes by State
Compares joint guardianship laws in California and Connecticut from National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley (2000).

 

Summary of Standby Guardianship Statutes by State
Summarizes state standby guardianship laws. National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley (2000).