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In Washington County (Oregon), April 2, 2009:

‘Day for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 37,536 Oregon children live with their grandparents

In Oregon, over 20,000 grandparents have stepped forward to raise children because their parents struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, incarceration, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, domestic violence, divorce, unemployment or military deployment,” notes Deborah Letourneau, Program Coordinator for Washington County’s Family Caregiver Support Program of Disability, Aging and Veteran Services.

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A recent story in the Oregonian, March 29th, 2007, headline, “Raising Grandkids,” by Abby Haight ((available through the public library’s Oregonian database and on the Oregonlive web page for 14 days after publication), has moved me to post some of the resources we point grandparents to when they come to the law library with their own grandkid-raising questions. (We probably get these questions every few weeks.)

Here are some Portland metro area and beyond sources of information:

1) Report: “Oregon’s Legal Guide for Grandparents and other Relatives Raising Children,” 2005.
2) County Government office: Your county’s Aging and Disabilities Services office

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Just when I thought I’d posted my last pre-holiday blog entry (Shalom!), I visited Shlep and found that David (agita-avoidance shield UP 🙂 had an update on grandparent visitation rights. Among others, David links in his 12/21 posting to the Fausey v. Hiller U.S. Supreme Court petition for cert.

In Oregon, O’Donnell-Lamont was the recent grandparent legal rights blockbuster case (and the first set of appellate briefs we digitized in our now-dormant digital briefs project). Also here in Oregon we have “Oregon’s Legal Guide for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children.”

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