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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

  • 6.5 Million grandparents in U.S. are raising their grandchildren
  • 71% of grandparents raising their grandchildren are under age of 60
  • 19% of second-time-around parents & their grandchildren live below the poverty level
  • 8% of children under age 18 in U.S. live with grandparents
  • 80%-90% of grandparents raising their grandchildren is due to the children’s parents being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol
  • Many of these grandparents are single parents
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