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New Report Looks at the Challenges and Contributions of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Posted: December 19, 2014

At the Dec. 3, 2014 report release and reception on Washington, DC's Capitol Hill, Generations United released their latest report, The State of Grandfamilies in America: 2014. The report shines a light on the challenges grandfamilies face and the incredible service they provide our country.

Among the report findings:

  • For every one child in foster care with relatives, 23 are raised by relatives outside of the system
  • The number of youth in foster care who are raised by grandparents and other relatives increased from 23 percent a decade ago to 27 percent
  • Nearly one-third of children in all grandfamillies do not have their parents living with them in the home

Download the full report and infographic to learn more.