Grandparents raising kids face challenges, welcome help
By Donna Domin
VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Lucille Majocha, 62, of Brackenridge knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of being an older adult bringing up small children. She is raising her two granddaughters, and her hardships have been financial, legal and psychological.Grandparents raising grandchildren is not a new phenomenon, but the number of grandparents doing so has almost doubled since 1970. In the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 2.5 million grandparents raising their grandchildren, a figure that has continued to grow over the past six years.