Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Resources ~ Assistance ~ Support
Are you a Texas grandparent raising grandchildren? If so, you're not alone. There are currently 534,729 Texas grandparents in this roll. As more grandparents take on the task of raising their grandchildren, the changes in communities brought about by the influence of this unique family structure become more powerful in shaping local and state policies.
Many grandmothers and grandfathers don’t think twice about assuming the custody of grandchildren when the need arises, because family ties and familial love initially overcome practical considerations.
However, forming a grandfamily — a household in which a grandparent, in the absence of parents, raises grandchildren — has far-reaching effects on lifestyle, grandparent visitation rights, economic status, and often quality of life.
Below is a list of helpful resources, assistance and support we have complied that we hope will be of help to you, or someone you know.
as Parents - The Rewards & Challenges of Raising Grandchildren
Texas Health and Human Services Commission provides assistance for Texas grandparents caring for grandchildren living in their home. (PDF file) En Español version too.
Page ~ Visitation Rights ~ Texas Attorney General of Texas
Fact Sheet for Grandparents
Grandchildren...realizing you're not alone...
Made Easy Services and Resources
Elder Options of Texas