Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grand Parents Parenting
More than six million children – approximately 1 in 12 – are living in households headed by grandparents (4.5 million children) or other relatives (1.5 million children). In many of these homes, grandparents (approximately 2.4 million) and other relatives are taking on primary responsibility for the children¢s needs. Often they assume this
responsibility without either of the child¢s parents present in the home.
AARP State Fact Sheets October 2007