It is now estimated that several million American grandparents have the responsibility of raising their grandchildren. Many of these grandparents have made significant sacrifices and adjustments in order to serve as parental figures for their grandkids. For grandfathers acting as dads, it's important to find ways to relate to your grandchildren, serve as role models and develop a true father/child relationship. The following resources will direct you to information that will help you connect with your grandchildren as you build this new relationship.

Educational Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Resources from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families has created a resource list of issue briefs, reports, and other helpful information that discuss issues pertaining to grandparents raising grandchildren.

Grandfathers: An Untapped Resource
From the National Center for Fathering 

Grandfathers: Leave a lasting legacy
From the National Center for Fathering

Grandparents as Parents (PDF File)
Today, grandparents are more involved in their grandchildren's lives than ever before. This article, from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, provides those looking to remain involved in the lives of their grandchildren with tips and resources.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Forum
Sponsored by the AARP, this forum provides grandparents raising their grandchildren with an opportunity to interact with others and share ideas on how to better connect with their grandkids.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Tips for making the adjustment from grandparent to parent and links to resources around the country from the Child Welfare Information Gateway.