The number of children being raised by grandparents has continued to grow through the recession and beyond. Denise Peace, a Brooklyn, N.Y., grandmother, is raising five of her deceased daughter's 12 children.
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Denise Peace of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been taking care of five grandchildren, ages 2 to 17, since her daughter was killed by stray gang gunfire last year.
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