“I think if you’d ask people in Nebraska, they might know somebody raising their own grandchildren. But I’m not sure anybody realizes the extent of the issue. … It’s a quiet wave.”
More than 10,000 grandparents in Nebraska— 2,500 in Omaha — raised grandchildren under age 18, according to 2016 census data. That’s why the Nebraska Children’s Home Society created a class and support group for grandparents who care for grandchildren in Omaha.
Read this article to learn more about a grandparent who is a part of this trend: