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Should Grandparents Have Rights To Their Grandchildren?

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If so, what rights?  If not, why not?

by on Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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survivorinohio
by René on Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:43 AM

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Quoting Carpy:

Not when their name is Ray and Kay Berryhill founders of Grandparents Rights in New Strenght (GRINS)

Google them and see what wonderful people they are, then I will tell you what they really are.  MONSTERS.

http://www.medhelp.org/amshc/ASHC745.HTM

G.R.I.N.S. (Grandparent Rights In New Strength)
National. 33 affiliated groups. Founded 1992. To reunite family bonding and heritage, allowing the ancestry of children, grandparents and relatives to continue after divorce and extraction from parents by the Family Social Services. Works with religious, local, state and federal officials to adopt uniform laws allowing visitation. Court &mediation support, phone help. Assistance in starting new groups. Write: G.R.I.N.S., 0689 CR5, Corunna, IN 46730. Call Ray and Kay Berryhill (219)281-2384.
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I grew up with their extremely abused kids.  When the kids grew up and refused to let the monsters see their own kids he went on the roll with this org.  They sit as directors on a few grandparents rights counsels and even appeared on Oprah once. 


How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM


Quoting T-Rentsmommy06:

I think if the children are in danger with their parents, whether it be neglect or abuse. However, my sons have three sets of grandparents, how would you decide who has "more" rights over them? Also, would that include unborn grandchildren? Could that grandparent force a parent to keep a child they didn't want? I just think if you give too many people rights over one child you take away the parents rights.
But I did not read the other post, so I do not know where the idea stems off of fully, I guess.

No, this does not involve embryos or fetuses. 

How does a child have three sets of grandparents?

mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Not legally. 

bluerooffarm
by Bronze Member on Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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 Nope.  With the way my inlaws are, if the courts gave them rights to visitation I'd move to Australia!

dustinsmom1
by JENN on Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

 OMG no! They dont give birth to the child. I suppose if the parent sare drug addicts or abusing the child perhaps, but in general, no. My hubbys parents have not seen our son in over 2 yrs. They lie about us, spread rumors, back stab and are in general scum bags. if they don't get their way be prepared to hear from the rumor mill. His Step-father threatened to come kick hubby's ass one day because we said we couldn't make it to a family gathering, yeah Papa John real nice, we'll just rush our little one right up to See you, not!

katy_kay08
by on Apr. 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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I believe there is a benefit to children to have their grandparents in their lives as long as the grandparents are not abusive, neglectful or disrespectful of the rules set by the parents. I do not believe they have a "right" to their grand children, especially when they pose a real danger to the children and/or use the grandchildren to further their abuse of their adult children.
katy_kay08
by on Apr. 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Quoting futureshock:


Divorce and remarriage
futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 7, 2012 at 10:23 AM


Quoting katy_kay08:

Quoting futureshock:


Divorce and remarriage

Wouldn't that be grandparents and step grandparents?  Children don't have 3 or 4 parents, right?

Kat31
by Member on Apr. 7, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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No. This may seem unfair in certain situations, but grandparents shouldn't have any special 'rights'. It's not their child.
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katy_kay08
by on Apr. 7, 2012 at 10:26 AM


Quoting futureshock:


Quoting katy_kay08:

Quoting futureshock:


Divorce and remarriage

Wouldn't that be grandparents and step grandparents?  Children don't have 3 or 4 parents, right?

Some families do not make such distinctions.  My stepfather has been in my life for 32 years.  He is an amazing father to me and an even better grandfather to my children.  


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