ARE THERE ANY GRAND MOTHERS RAISING GRAND BABIES?

Twila - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I AM A GRAND MOTHER AT AGE 47 RAISING A 15 MONTH OLDGRAND SON AND A 3 YEAR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER

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Melissa - posted on 05/21/2013

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I'm new at this just got my granddaughter she 22 months , I will be adopting her. She beautiful just worry about her transition, it all so new .

Donna - posted on 07/27/2012

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I am 56. I have adopted my 22 month old granddaughter....I have had custody since she was 4 weeks old. I am currently in the process of possibly taking guardianship of my 13 year old granddaughter. What a ride! The 13 year old is troubled, but a smart girl who I believe will come around...the baby is a constant source of wonder and happiness.

Granny - posted on 06/24/2012

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I m a 50 year old grand mother now raising my two grand daughters for the past eight months one had just turned five the day befor we drove to pick her up at her parents home the other her sister, had just turned 1 two weeks before we picked her up....I just posted an out line on Grand parenting a few minutes ago on this site that was before I stubbeled to this forum please take a read and leave me some comments ...lMake me feel welcome...LOL...besides I would love to hear do you agree? disagree...understand? agree some more...LOL

Paulette - posted on 12/15/2009

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I am a 56 yr old grandmother raising my great neices (now my daughters, as I have adopted them) and they are ages 3 and 4. They have been with me since the youngest was 3 weeks old, and her sister age 1 as I was their foster parent. I couldn't see them going back into the foster care program , so here I am. I didn't expect my golden years to be filled with children, but that's not how God planned my life.

Twila - posted on 12/11/2009

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You are so right there.That is how iI feel.My 15 month old grand son was in foster home for the first 2 months of his life.That was very hard for me.Thank God he and his sister are with us.

Tish - posted on 12/11/2009

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I am a 51 year old grandma raising our 3 year old granddaughter (actually daughter now, we have adopted her). Not what I expected to be doing at 51 but wouldn't have her anywhere unsafe

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Sorry to hear this, but wanted you to know there is a community just for your predicament that you will likely get more support by people who are living it then you will get in the Toddlers community!

Twila - posted on 12/09/2009

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I have been raising my grand daughter since she was 18 months.She is 3 years old now,and have had my grand son since was was 2 months old. He is 15 months old now.My daughter also chose the wrong path.I t is really sad how generations are so different.Grand children are so precious.

Rachel - posted on 12/09/2009

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That's a rough place to be, but I admire that you are willing to do that for your grandchildren's sake! My grandmother ended up raising several of my cousins because of bad home environments. Providing that stable home environment and the consistent love that children need is so important and your sacrifice will give them a better chance for a healthy, productive adult life.

That said, on my wedding day (when I was 21), my grandmother looked me in the eye and said, "Just so you know, I am not raising your children." I looked her right back and said, "Grandma, I praise God you won't have to!" lol. She's now raising my cousin's 2 kids - and my Grandma is in her late 60's. It's really hard on her, but she loves those boys and doesn't want to see them end up in the foster system. I'm really proud of her and her dedication to my cousins and their kids (they all live a few states away from us). I just hope one day my cousin gets her life on track - for her sake, her kids and my poor grandparents.

So, thanks for your sacrifice! You are making the world a better place for your grandkids by being there for them.

Shannon - posted on 12/09/2009

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My mom is raising my niece. My mother is 46 and my niece will be 2 next month. She's been raising her pretty much since she was 6 weeks old. My sister went down the wrong path and lost herself and her daughter. My niece's dad is working full time and going to college full time so he keeps her on the weekends.

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