Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Having survived one round of parenting, a growing number of grandparents are stepping up to the challenge of raising their children's children.
Facts and Figures
The 2000 United States Census revealed that more than 2.4 million grandparents are heads of households in which their grandchildren live. That adds up to one in 12 families. According to the 2001 Canada Census, Anne is one of the 56,790 grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Half of these caregivers are going it alone, without a partner. For both countries, the numbers have steadily been on the rise.
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