>>>I wish more people would make light of the fact that Cindy did not raise Casey, that Casey was raised by his step-mom. Cindy had only decided to become a mother when it was advantageous for her.>>>
Very interesting fact. Do you have details?
I thought that was an urban legend from a change in guest anti-war mother on some talking head show. Sheehan bailed and the substitute turned out to be a phony.
Sheehan lived with her husband and four children (Casey was the oldest) in Norwalk, California before moving to Vacaville, California in 1983. While in Norwalk, the family was active in the Roman Catholic church in Norwalk. In Vacaville, Cindy Sheehan has been a youth minister at St. Mary's Church ]
After being married for 28 years, Sheehan's husband, Patrick Thomas Sheehan (Casey's father), filed for divorce on August 12, 2005. Although Patrick Sheehan has not spoken publicly about his beliefs or the reason for the divorce, according to Cindy, her husband "[did]n't support [her] activities, although he knows the war is a lie". Patrick and Cindy were high school sweethearts. 
Cindy Sheehan has a living elderly mother. After her mother suffered a stroke on August 18, 2005 Sheehan had to leave her protest in Crawford in order to be with her mother in a hospital in Los Angeles. She rejoined the protest she started a week later.
If she really did not raise her son, that needs more exposure! Not that many really buy the "mother of the year" self appointed title she has claimed, anyway.
Would you please post a reliable link to this rumor? I have heard just the opposite on FR - that Cindy and her husband were married only to each other and raised four kids, and he split with her only last year. Please show us where you can document otherwise.