Recycled Parents

Millions of grandparents face a dramatic challenge: to care for their children's children

Vickie and Joe Corbett don't have the luxury of spoiling their granddaughter Tiana and then just sending her back to Mom. These North Carolina grandparents tuck Tiana into bed at night and make her breakfast every morning; they pay for her school and her doctors. Instead of traveling and seeing friends, as they expected to do in their autumn years, they are back in the business of going to birthday parties and pta meetings. For the past seven years, since Tiana's mother left the baby with a sitter and never picked her up (her father moved out two years later), parenting...

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