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Kinship & Grandfamily Films: Their Stories

2.6 million children in the U.S. live with extended family because their parents cannot care for them. Meet the kin caregivers who are helping them thrive.
grandparents reading to infant

Kinship caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles, older cousins and siblings, family friends) do the important job of raising children when parents cannot. There are many reasons family members take on this role, including parental substance use, incarceration, military deployment, severe disability, deportation, teen pregnancy, or death. In each of these films, a caregiver tells their family’s story.

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