By Guest Contributor

There are 2.6 million children in the US who are living in households headed by a grandparent, another relative, or close family friend without a parent present, occurring inside or outside of the child welfare system. These families, often referred to as grandfamilies, include approximately 30% of children in foster care being raised by grandparents or other relative caregivers. 

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Source: Generations United and Humana