Non-parents caring for children
In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general information and resources for non-parents caring for children in Washington state.
5940EN - A kinship caregiver is a relative who is taking care of a child but is not the child's parent. This guide provides a child's kinship caregiver information about consenting to health care options. Read More
What you need to know about Medicaid and The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read More
3100EN - This resource has general information about two ways under Washington law to get legal custody of a child who is not yours: 1) a non-parent custody petition filed in court under Ch. 26.10 RCW or 2) a Temporary Parental Consent Agreement (in agreed cases only). Instructions and a sample Temporary Parental Consent Agreement form are included. Read More
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A practical handbook for grandparents and other non-parent caregivers who want to understand their rights to establish and maintain legal relationships with the children in their care. Read More