Grandfamilies: Strengths and Challenges Fact Sheet

About 2.7 million children are being raised in a grandfamily meaning they are living with a grandparent, other relative or close family friend and do not have a parent living in their household. These families face unique strengths and challenges.

Unlike parents, grandfamily caregivers do not have inherent legal rights and responsibilities with respect to these children. They often take informal responsibility for children suddenly and have no planning time to meet their financial, housing or other needs.

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