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In the last 30 years, there has been a significant increase in the number of grandparent-headed families. Census data indicate that in the United States there are approximately 2.4 million grandparents raising 4.5 million children. Custodial grandparenting occurs when a grandparent assumes responsibility for a grandchild ...


Oct 20, 2017 ... The opioid epidemic is thrusting more grandparents into an unexpected role of raising their grandchildren. Here's where you can find help.


Dec 27, 2017 ... Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Custody of Grandchildren.


Raising Grandchildren - Legal issues for grandparents: custoday, guardianship, and grandparent rights.


When parents are unable to raise their children, grandparents often step in. In the U.S., there are millions of grandparents raising grandchildren. These families are often called “grandfamilies.” Of course raising your own grandchildren is not without it's challenges, but, it can also be rewarding.


Dec 19, 2016 ... Although many people are still largely unaware of this evolving family phenomenon, there are an increasing number of families today maintained by grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, ages newborns to adolescents . According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012, there were 2.7 million ...


Feb 16, 2016 ... Nationwide, 2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren, and about one- fifth of those have incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to census figures.


Getting started guide for grandparents and other relatives raising children.


Raising grandchildren can be a tremendous challenge. Grandparent caregivers need to develop a support system to help them with the many tasks at hand. It's also important for grandparents to take good care of themselves so they can stay mentally and physically healthy enough to do the job. See also: GrandFamilies ...