Methamphetamine addiction is growing and that’s leaving some
grandparents with little choice but to cancel retirement so that they
can look after their grandchildren full-time.
“It’s the grandparents doing the parenting because the parents are unable or unqualified to parent,” said one Manitoba woman who’s fighting to adopt her two grandsons due to her daughter’s addiction. Read More
By Courtney Bell
BELLEVILLE – After a life of tremendous obstacles, Betty Cornelius created a way for others to not have to suffer like she did.
Born and raised in Alberta, Cornelius had a different childhood than most. Her mother put her up for adoption shortly after she was born, and it was her grandmother that took her home from the hospital and began raising her.
As she grew older her grandmother became ill and she had to move back in with her mom. It was not long before Cornelius found out that she was pregnant and moved out of her mother’s house. Read More
Margaret Claus often has a child’s flower hair clip pinned to her silver hair or a homemade elastic bracelet around her wrist. That’s because the 77-year-old widow has been raising her great-granddaughter, Ellie, since the child was born 10 years ago. Read More
By Jeanie Keogh in Impowerage Magazine
Giving out contraband candies to your grandchildren when their parents aren’t looking, or secretly letting them stay up late are a few of the guilty pleasures of grandparenting. But as much as grandparents might love their grandchildren, they probably wouldn’t choose to raise them. And yet as of 2001, 56,700 grandparents were raising grandchildren in Canada according to a Statistics Canada report. Read More