Article- ‘A quiet wave’ of grandparents in Nebraska are stepping in to raise their grandchildren

“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:



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