Grandparents play a large role in the foster care system

Grandparents play a large role in the foster care system
Grandparents play a large role in the foster care system

Grandparents play a large role in the foster care system

When kids are removed from the care of their biological parents, often grandparents or other relatives step up to act as their guardians. As part of our series Faces of Failure, looking at the increase of deaths in the DCFS system, we explore this living arrangement and how the system works with-or against-these caretakers. (WBEZ/Bill Healey)