FMLA More states each year are putting their own paid family and medical leave programs in place, and the pressure is mounting to have a policy at the federal level.

It was a quiet, Sunday morning. I was sitting with my son in his playroom when my dad called me. I answered the phone with a casual greeting, but I was met, surprisingly, with panic. My 70-year-old dad, who lived six hours away in another state, was calling to tell me that he was being evicted from his apartment for an inability to care for himself and his home. He had 15 days to leave, at which point he would become homeless.

This was the moment that I became a caregiver.

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