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An image of a grandmother and grandfather with their four grandchildren smiling for a family photo.


The term "grandfamily" is relatively new. It describes a grandparent, or great-grandparent, who is actively raising their grandchild. This can happen for many reasons and may be a legal or informal agreement. It an also be called "kinship care." No matter what you call it, it comes with it's own unique challenges and joys.  

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