➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Grandfamilies in America: Grand Progress but Challenges Remain (Commentary by Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United)
Grand Magazine – August 25, 2016
Today about 2.5 million children are being raised in grandfamilies, also known as kinship care. The families are diverse and live in every area in the country. They represent all income levels, all races, and all ethnicities. Grandfamilies are formed for a variety of reasons including substance abuse, deportation, military deployment, illness, death, incarceration, or mental illness.