As opioid crisis creates orphans, grandparents take on parenthood again, often with few resources

Jo Lynn Seagriff wanted to be a new grandma, not a new mom.

Her 14-year-old daughter, Caroline, and 17-year-old son, Dalton, would leave home in a few years. Her oldest, Collin, 22, lived in Florida with his fiancee.

But the day before Thanksgiving 2016, Collin died of an opioid overdose. The day after Thanksgiving, his fiancee announced she was pregnant.

 

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