Room For One More

Grandparents fill a gap in child care in the United States.

Grandparents are an important pillar in families, offering lots of love and support to their grandchildren and adult children. Many go a step farther by also playing a critical role as regular child care providers. Nearly 1 out of 4 children under 5 is cared for by a grandparent while parents work or attend school.

The Gamboa family didn’t know how much of a difference it would make to have grandpa at home to support his daughter and her husband while actively nurturing the development of his grandkids. What started out as a challenging circumstance from a home foreclosure became an opportunity for broadened family structure and more room for love and care.

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