Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Photo By Michael Alexander
Jeannie DeCarlo, left, enjoys the company of her 15-year-old granddaughter, Ansley, in their Marietta home. Since DeCarlo’s son, Ansley’s father, and his ex-girlfriend, Ansley’s mother, have never been able to raise their daughter, DeCarlo and her husband, Lou, initially took on the responsibility of looking after their grandchild, but in 2011 they legally adopted Ansley so they could become her parents, as well as her grandparents.

Then & Now: From grandmother to simply ‘mom’

Since Grandparents Day is traditionally commemorated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, I thought it would be a good time to revisit a grandmother whose story was told in The Georgia Bulletin on Jan. 4, 2006 by then-staff writer Erika Anderson Redding. In the initial story, Jeannie DeCarlo was a 53-year-old grandmother who, with […] Full Story