Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Photograph ©Mary B Summerlin. Used with permission.

Grandparents who take on the task of bringing up their grandchildren are heroes, big time! It is never an easy job to raise children and having done it once, does not make it any less demanding the second time around. For many GPs caring for their grandchildren there is a financial burden, a feeling of isolation and sometimes exhaustion.

The rewards, of course, are great. To know that your little ones are safe and happy is worth all the stress of daily life.

The links below have been divided by country for easy look-up. If you know of useful links for your country, please CLICK HERE so that we can add them and your own comments and experiences.

United States

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: USA Gov

National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Realizing You are not Alone

Grand Parent Again


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - NSW

Australian Government


Cangrands, information + support for Canadian Grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Canadian Resources

Parent Support Services BC - Grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - A Legal Guide

New Zealand

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren National Trust

Raising Grandchildren An award-winning blog which is full of useful information for grandparents.

Have A Great Story About Raising Your Grandchildren?

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