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5:57 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

More Wyoming children are being raised by family members

Nationally and in Wyoming, more children are being cared for by Grandparents or other family members.

Children end up being cared for by relatives or close family friends because of military deployments, the death of a parent, substance abuse or mental illness, or child abuse and neglect.  The Annie E. Casey Foundation says some four thousand Wyoming children are being cared for by a family member.  Wyoming Kids Count Director Marc Homer says these can be excellent guardians for children, but he notes that state policies can be challenging for these caregivers.

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