Grand families is a term referring to grandparents who care full-time for relative children
. The term is used by a number of organizations who offer help for grandparents raising grandchildren
, including AARP and Generations United. GrandFamilies of America is a national organization for grandparents and other relative caregivers of children. Many of the organizations that use this term advocate for children to be placed with relatives whenever parents cannot care for them. Other groups using the term are involved primarily in lobbying for more support for relative caregivers. GrandRally is an annual event, first held in 2003, in which relative caregivers meet in Washington to bring attention to the needs of grand families.
Alternate Spellings: grandfamilies