GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN

Debbie - posted on 05/02/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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How about a group for grandparents raising grandchildren. There are thousands of us out here!!!

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Deborah - posted on 09/21/2011

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I had to hire a lawyer and go for sole custody. The one thing I did learn from my lawyer is to ALWAYS keep a journal!! I kept one on my DIL and another on my son. In Alabama they are admissible in court and taken VERY seriously by the judge.I have since found out that I could have petitioned the court for custody. I wish you luck and send prayers. Be very sure this is what you want to do because it will cause you to lose your child until he/she grows up enough to understand the why of it. My grandson asked me to get custody when he was 9 so they couldn't just walk in and take him.

Bev - posted on 09/18/2011

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HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO GET CUSTODY OF THE GRAND CHILD.... my Daughter and her boyfriend are neglecting my granddaughter and doing drugs. we had her for 6 weeks and one day she just showed up and took her home and there was nothing we could do.... HELP

Kathleen - posted on 07/12/2011

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From one Grandma to another bravo u are doing a wonderful job. I've been raising my grandson since he was 1 year old, his mother my daughter and his father are both drug addicts.

Robyn - posted on 05/03/2009

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wow, it can be hard just raising ones own children! We all get to that point when we are done having kids, but you have surpassed that. Yes, your are doing the right thing by intervening and giving your granddaughter the gift which is priceless - innocence! Weel done to you both!

Debbie - posted on 05/03/2009

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Wow!!! It's so awesome to hear positive and gracious comments from total strangers. I guess my family takes it for granted that I do this. My granddaughters mother is acutally my stepdaughter. We've had issues for many years over drugs and alcohol, and I could no longer stand by and watch this innocent child suffer the consequences of her mothers addiction problem. Unfortunatley, my stepdaughter and I no longer have contact, but I know that I am doing the right thing and I am blessed for doing it. My own two children are grown, successful and out on their own. I thank the Lord every day for giving me such a kind and patient husband, and for the strength He gives me to support my granddaughter. Heck, we're still young...we'll get our time together soon enough!



Thank you all so much for the support and encouragement. It's given me a brighter outlook on this rainy, dreary day!!!

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i commend you for taking care of your grandchildren...my aunt has full custody of her grand-daughter and i have nothing but respect for you. you are a amazing/strong/loving/caring person for doing that. theres all different circumstances, but in any way its awesome that you, and people that are doing that, are willing to step up and do that.

LISA - posted on 05/02/2009

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THATS AWESOME THAT YOU ARE RAISING YOUR GRAND KIDS I WAS RAISED by my grandmother and i think i turned out great!!!

Tara - posted on 05/02/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I commend you for taking care of your grandchildren. You are one of the many who do and it is a very hard job, but rewarding at the same time. You are a gracious and loving person for caring, loving, and supporting your grandchild.



I totally agree with amanda.....families come in al shapes and sizes and you are definatly in the spectacular family group and deserve a site where you can meet and talk with people in your particular situation.



 



Grateful for people like you



Tara

Tara - posted on 05/02/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I commend you for taking care of your grandchildren. You are one of the many who do and it is a very hard job, but rewarding at the same time. You are a gracious and loving person for caring, loving, and supporting your grandchild.



I totally agree with amanda.....families come in al shapes and sizes and you are definatly in the spectacular family group and deserve a site where you can meet and talk with people in your particular situation.



 



Grateful for people like you



Tara

Amanda - posted on 05/02/2009

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I commend you for taking care of your grandchildren. You are one of the many who do and it is a very hard job, but rewarding at the same time. You are a gracious and loving person for caring, loving, and supporting your grandchild.

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