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

Grandfamilies

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.