Raising children is a difficult task, and there’s a reason that people are typically in their 20’s and 30’s when they have kids. Raising grandchildren, (or in other cases nieces, nephews, cousins, and even younger siblings) is an even more challenging undertaking.
A growing number of grandparents who have given years of love, money, time and energy to their first family, find themselves giving those same things to their children’s children.
Today, we celebrate those grandparents who have not only raised one family, but have continued to parent as foster parents, relative caregivers, or adoptive parents. Celebrate yourselves today! (And take advantage of some of the resources we have available to help, inform, and support you!)
- Tip Sheet: The Changing Role of Caregivers – Grandparents
- Story: A Grandmother’s Gracious Love
- Relative Caregiver Guide
- Relative Caregiver Resources