Being a Grandparent Is Not Always Rosy
A friend just forwarded this article from The Atlantic to me and I just had to share. There is a lot of information being written about Grandfamilies now, more than ever, but still not enough.
The Age of Grandparents Is Made of Many Tragedies
The proportion of children living in “grandfamilies” has doubled in the U.S. since 1970—and the reasons are often sad ones.
By Robin Marantz Henig
When Barb’s son showed up at her house with his daughter Avery, 2, on a frigid night in February, it was long past the toddler’s bedtime. So Barb (who asked me to use only first or middle names for her and her family) hustled them inside and set them both up in the guest room. The next day, Valentine’s Day, she searched Craigslist and found a used crib for her granddaughter. She thought the arrangement was temporary.