My parents were divorced and with other people by the time I was 6. My real mom signed over gaurdianship to her parents by the time I was 3 so that my real dad couldn't take me from her. At 6 it went to court on who would get custody of me. My dad had a step son and two kids by then, but he was still there to try to get me, my mother who lived two states away was there to get me, and my grandparents that had raised me until then were there to get me. The final decision was that my grandparents got to raise me. What are your feelings about Grandparents adopting their grandkids? I think unless there is something way wrong with the parents raising the kids, the grandparents shouldn't be allowed to.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Nov. 12, 2008 in Adoption
Answer by frogdawg at 12:04 AM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by kscmbz at 3:57 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 3:58 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 4:02 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
I think the thing that's wrong in your story is that your mother was able to give you to your grandparents to stop your father from getting custody of you. That shouldn't be allowed. I'm guessing the court figured your grand parents had been parenting you for 3 years you'd want to stay with them. Since your father was deemed capable of raising the 3 kids he had, it does sound like you should have gone to him. Yep, I agree with you it doesn't seem right.
Answer by onethentwins at 4:32 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Answer by jbirchard at 4:42 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Answer by lisa89j at 6:53 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Answer by shannonmarie759 at 8:27 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Answer by kabbot01 at 2:57 AM on Nov. 13, 2008
Yes, Grandparents should be allowed. However, as a couple of pp said, they should not be given preference over the parents if the parents are fit to raise the child.
Answer by older_mom at 10:08 AM on Nov. 13, 2008
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