about it later, but for now my thoughts and emotions on the upcoming subject has me in a bit of a turmoil. If I try to write about what I am feeling right now my words will resemble shouting to a friend at a rock concert; a whole lot of noise and not a damn thing understood. So, until I can sort through and examine my feelings on the matter I'll place the topic on the back burner for another day.
Today I would like to draw your attention to a new feature I've added to my page. If you look to the upper right you'll notice I've added a new resource tab (to which I've yet to decide on a final title for). After considerable research I have been able to amass a pretty good collection of organizations and programs throughout the United States that offer assistance and information for grandparents raising their grandchildren. I have categorized each under the specific state they operate in to make locating an agency easier for my readers. Some states are far more aware of the need for kinship care support, while others, unfortunately, had little resources available.
I know many of my readers are from the UK and still others from other countries. I have not forgotten you!! I have every intention of creating a similar resource page to guide readers to assistance outside of the United States. If any of you are aware of programs you feel should be added please let me know and I will see that they are included. Information I will need include:
1. The name of the organization.
2. Contact information for the organization (telephone - email - web address).
3. The name of the country and region the organization assists.
4. The types of assistance available to kinship families.
This applies to my United States readers as well. If you're aware of an organization in your area that did not make it on my resource page, feel free to let me know and I will be happy to add it. We can never have too much, support, understanding, help, guidance or legal advice!