According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2011, one in ten children lives with a grandparent. The number of children in this circumstance has increased since the recession.
So how does a grandparent prepare to resume parenting duties so late in life? Where can this type of care provider find support? And what are the effects on the child?
Gretchen Livingston, Pew Research
Alison Caliendo, Executive Director, Foster Kinship
Dr. Ramona Denby Brinson, researcher, The Lincy Institute
Moleen Brown, kinship care provider
Deanna Sanchez, kinship care provider
Maria Carabis, kinship care provider