DOCUMENT BINDER

MAKE A BINDER OR FOLDER TO KEEP ALL IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR GRANDCHILD. THE DOCUMENT BINDER/FOLDER WILL HELP YOU EASILY ACCESS DOCUMENTS WHEN YOU NEED THEM.

In the document binder you should have:

  • Birth certificates, death certificates (ex. if your grandchild's parents is deceased), marriage records or divorce decrees for their parents

  • Social Security cards (or at least the numbers) for the children

  • Health information: medical, dental, and immunization records. Try to obtain all medical records. Medical records can be obtained through the child's parents, a signed medical release of records by the parent, medical clinic, or the school may have the child's medical records on file.

  • Legal information: power of attorney, custody, guardianship, adoption or other legal papers

  • Consent forms, like the Kentucky Caregiver Authorization Affidavit, signed for the medical care and education. Refer to the legal resources page for more information and to complete the consent form. 

  • Education information: school papers (ex. report card, evaluations, registrations, etc.)

  • Financial information: proof of your grandchild's income and assets (child support payments, trust fund, etc.). Proof of your income and assets (if you apply for public benefits, you'll need these). In addition, keep track of the child care costs. Keep the receipts of everything you buy the child.

  • Citizenship papers for you and/or for your grandchildren

  • Military papers for you or their parents

© 2017 Relatives as Parents 

Phone: (859) 431-2075 ext. 137

333 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011