A new report by Generations United in the United States found that “grandparents and other relatives who step in to care for children play an important role in mitigating trauma, which children in the child welfare system experience at starkly higher rates than the general population.”

In all, there has been a six per cent increase in the number of foster children being cared for by grandparents in the United States since 2008.

Please read the rest of the report here.