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Grandfamilies

Who are Arizona’s Grandfamilies?

January 23, 2013
There are more than 60,000 children in Arizona today being raised by their grandparents or other relative for part of their childhoods.Get more facts about grandfamilies in Arizona by downloading this fact sheet.

2012 Policy Brief – Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families

May 23, 2012
What do President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe and Oprah Winfrey have in common? Like 60,000 children in Arizona today, they were raised by their grandparents or other relatives for part of their childhoods. This practice, called kinship care, has been growing in Arizona and throughout the nation.

2012 Grandfamilies Fact Sheet

February 2, 2012
The challenges and opportunities facing Arizona grandfamilies are readily apparent and are reflected in recent census data. The data, five year estimates (2006-2010) from the American Community Survey show that about 70,000 or 4% of all children in Arizona are being raised by their grandparents. Download this fact sheet to learn more about Arizona's grandfamilies.