Sally Houtman, who herself was raised by grandparents, possesses bachelor degrees in English and Psychology and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University. For the past 8 years, she has served as a counselor in outpatient chemical dependency treatment at Kaiser Permanente, the nation's leading HMO. There, she has been exposed to a growing number of families in which children find themselves in a grandparent's care. This has increased her sensitivity to the impact this arrangement has on all members of a family.
Ms. Houtman is the author of
To Grandma's House, We...Stay .