Advocates: Supporting Kinship Care Good for Kids, PA

A bill in the General Assembly could help thousands of Pennsylvania grandparents who are raising their children’s children.

Fueled in part by the opioid epidemic, some 82,000 grandparents care for more than 89,000 grandchildren in the Keystone State. Foster parents receive support services from county Children and Youth Agencies, but those providing what’s known as “kinship care” – outside the formal, foster-care system – have similar needs and often can’t access those services.

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