Grandfamilies and Kinship Families: Strengths and Challenges Fact Sheet

Grandfamilies and kinship families have unique strengths and face unique challenges. Unlike parents, these caregivers do not have inherent legal rights and responsibilities with respect to the children they raise. They often take informal responsibility for children suddenly and have no time to plan for financial, housing, or other needs.

This fact sheet was updated in May 2022.

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