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Surrogate Parents

The Surrogate Parent Project reaches out to those who have chosen, or are thinking of choosing, to act as a surrogate parent to a child with a disability. The project also serves professionals on surrogate provisions in the law.

Online Training

The Parent Role in Special Education: Who Takes this Role for Foster Children?
A video on the Surrogate Parents home page provides an overview of the special education laws around who may take on the role of parent for a child with a disability who may not have a biological or adoptive parent to serve in that role.

Books

image of Children in Need of Surrogate Parents publication Children in Need of Surrogate Parents
This administratorís manual explains the procedures that Minnesota school districts must follow in establishing their surrogate parent programs. It outlines three major requirements: identifying children in need of surrogate parents; recruiting individuals to serve in that capacity; and providing training for them. 2014.
$9 | 10+ copies, $6 each  | SP-3

Training for Surrogate Parents pdf icon (download for free)
This training module is a guide for training surrogate parents. It includes information on the laws and procedures for representing a child in the special education process. 2015. One copy may be printed from downloaded booklet
| SP-1

Handouts squareFree to Download pdf icon | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each

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