Needing some advice...

Ann - posted on 03/11/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi, I'm a mother of 5 and grandma of 4.... Well I've had my grand daughter since birth and she's now gonna be 9 yrs.old...well my daughter has decided she wants my grand daughter to live with her, but my grand daughter don't want to live with her and I don't think I can let go....but I have no legal papers saying I have custody...and I don't want to start a horrible battle with my daughter...we have recently just started getting along....but I don't wanna force my grand daughter to go live over there either...Please help me.....:-(


Livia - posted on 03/11/2014




Well you need to go talk to a lawyer. What shes done is called abandonment. Yes she is the legal parent but you have been taking care of her since she was 9. That stands for a lot. Has she ever given you money? If your grand daughter went home what would the living conditions be like? Would she be taking care of little siblings? Does mom have a bf or is she with the biological dad? If no where is the bio dad? Has mom been getting money from the state for her 9 yr old? If you would rather send me the answers to these questions to my inbox thats ok too, I have a lot of experience with child welfare cases/foster care/adoption/dcfs and special cases. So I can help you


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