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Ana Beltran


Ana Beltran is an attorney and director of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network, the first federally funded national technical assistance center on the families, at Generations United. For twenty-five years, Beltran has worked on the array of issues impacting kinship/grandfamilies, providing technical assistance and training to government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the legal community. She is also a prolific writer who has authored many articles, reports, and resources to support the families. In a joint collaboration, Beltran co-authored the first set of comprehensive National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards on which the federal government “relied heavily” and is part of a team working on Kin-Specific Foster Home Approval Standards. She is also currently serving as an appointed member of the federal Advisory Council on Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Prior to joining Generations United in 1999, Beltran worked in all three branches of the federal government and was a practicing attorney. She found her true passion when she began helping support grandfamilies. Beltran credits this passion to her amazing grandma who helped raise her.