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What is a grandfamily or kinship family?

A Black grandmother and granddaughter look at each other and smile as they walk to school together. They are holding hands.

Many people are unfamiliar with the terms “grandfamilies” and “kinship families,” including some that already serve in those roles.

Deborah Willett, a member of Generations United’s Grandfamilies Advisory Group,  Program Coordinator GRANDFamily Connections of Chester County, PA and GRANDFamily Provider Network of Chester County, created a video with her son, Noah Willett, explaining the term “kinship family member.”

Meet Noah Willett, a member of a kinship family, who explains the term “kinship family member.”

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