If you’re a grandparent caring for a grandchild full-time, sometimes called kinship care, you’re not alone. Learn more about how you can make sure that you have what you need to make decisions about your grandchild's school and healthcare.
In Ohio, it is common for grandparents to temporarily take care of a grandchild full-time if the child's parents can’t. It is so common that Ohio has special forms to make sure that these grandparents can make important decisions about the child’s school and healthcare.
If you want to get legal custody of your grandchild
Getting legal custody of a grandchild is complicated. To get legal custody, you have to go through the court system. If you want to get legal custody of your grandchild, think about getting a lawyer. The decisions you make about this legal process are important, and could have long-lasting effects on your family. A lawyer can help you understand your options and risks, and help you go through the court process.