Tag: grandparent caregivers

Grandparents piggybacking grandchildren at park

Around two million grandparents are responsible for the basic needs of their grandchildren, with such caregiving concentrated in historically disadvantaged communities.  While these grandparent caregivers are often under great financial pressure, they are generally ineligible for formal support because they raise their grandchildren outside of the foster care system without taking legal custody.  As a…

Boy (6-7) fishing with senior man by river

In 2020, around two million grandparents were responsible for the basic needs of their grandchildren, with grandparent care concentrated in historically disadvantaged communities.  Despite being particularly vulnerable to financial insecurity, most grandparents are ineligible for formal support – such as subsidies for foster parents, housing assistance, and Social Security dependent child benefits – because they…