2.4 Million Grandparents Are Raising Their Grandchildren 04/24/2012

More than 2.4 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren, according to the 2000 U.S. Census,” writes Christine Facciolo, of The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal. “This is not only a growing phenomenon here, but it is happening worldwide. It is hard to get one’s mind wrapped around this global epidemic, caused by divorce, teenage pregnancy, drugs, alcohol addiction, incarceration, lack of responsibility of one or both parents or mental illness.”

Some grandparents have had their grandchildren were dropped off on their doorstep and were told, “The kids are yours.” Others have had their children die.

The 2008 federal Fostering Connections offers children to kin folks when a child is removed from a home. If that is not an option they are put in foster homes.

This burden on old folks is understandable when their child dies, but if they are just self-center creatures who do not want to be responsible for raising children they are disobeying the 10 Commandments which say “Honor they Father and Mother.”

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