grandparents http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en More Wyoming children are being raised by family members http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-wyoming-children-are-being-raised-family-members <p>Nationally and in Wyoming, more children are being cared for by Grandparents or other family members.</p><p>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.&nbsp; The Annie E. Casey Foundation says some four thousand Wyoming children are being cared for by a family member.&nbsp; 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.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 23:57:37 +0000 Bob Beck 24628 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More Wyoming children are being raised by family members