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Many have lost friends in their social circle, as they are unable to maintain friendships with those who don't want kids along, and many feel shame and embarrassment about their situation.
Contacting your church or community organizations can be a good source for food, clothing, utilities, or Christmas and birthday gifts.
She also suggests looking into what the state offers as part of the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) grant at the Administration for Children & Families.
Wright also found her local social services "most helpful." They guided her through the child-only TANF grant process, Medicaid and available child care.
These issues can lead to aggression or self-prescribed alienation in the child. Grandparents, themselves, find it difficult to maintain the energy and the health necessary to raise children again, Williams said.
Not only are many working through grief over their adult child but also isolation.
The generational gap can be a means of stratification for grandparent and grandchild, Williams told the Deseret News.