Virtues of kids reared by grandparents

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina joined three of his colleagues yesterday to unveil their new bill “Informing Grand Families Act” to support grandparents who raise children.  Scott is an example.  After his parents divorced, Scott was reared by grandparents who instilled in him qualities of capability and character.  The new legislation would require states to directly communicate with grandparents who apply for help through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and provide information about additional support.  In a hearing yesterday, Scott and other senators listened to panel witness Kim Clifton of the Charleston HALOS, a non-profit serving grandparents and other relatives who raise children.