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New grandparents Rights

Promotes awareness of Grandfamilies: grandparents raising grandchildren and other relatives raising children, and how to help meet the needs of these Grandfamilies. If you would like to read the latest data here is the link to the Census data.

US Census Bureau

AARP Foundation Grandparenting

www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/

www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/gic/a2004-01-16-grandparentsinfocenter.html

www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/gic/gic_pubs.html Free Report

Kinship Care Program Information

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Report

Kinship Care Research center

American Bar Association Kinship Care Legal Research Center

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Robert Kunz February 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Our son surrendered his rights allowing the stepfather to adopt our grandchild. We visited regularly 4years before the adoption and 3 years after the adoption. On her 7th birthday, her mother and adoptive father stopped. We filed for grandparent rights in Nov, 2009. In April 2010 they appealed the denial of their motion to dismiss. On February 3, 2011, the GaCourt of Appeals reversed. We are seeking reconsideration and then certiori to the Ga Supreme Court. The time of this process needs to be expedited and we are seeking assistance, including amicus briefs. The time is short and the need is urgent. PLEASE HELP

jacquelyn February 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Robert, I am so sorry that you are going through this. It is heart breaking to lose visitation with our grandchildren. I am not a lawyer so I can’t give you legal advice but I do have some numbers for you. Never give up trying to see your grandchildren. I am sure that they are missing you to. The links below are to some places you may get help. Please let me know how this turns out for you.

Jacquelyn
http://attorneypages.com
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Grandparents.shtml
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grandparenting/
http://www.aarp.org/online-community/groups/index.action?slGroupKey=Group1862

Betty December 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Same heartbreaking issues in Canada too. Only 5 provinces have grandparent rights and you still have to battle it out in court.

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Linda February 22, 2012 at 7:13 am

HI MY NAME IS LINDA,AND I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.MY DAUGHTER WILL NOT LET US SEE OUR 3 BEAUTIFUL GRANDDAUGHTERS.WE USED TO GET THEM EVERY WEEKEND.I CRY EVERYDAY TO BE REUNITED WITH THEM..I REALLY NEED HELP TO GUIDE ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.WHO CAN HELP US GRANDPARENTS IN NEED OF SEEING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN?WE NEED THEM IN OUR LIVES,JUST AS MUCH AS THEY NEED US IN THERES…PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY.. THANK YOU ALL & GOD BLESS…… MR&MRS CAMACHO 02~22~12

jacquelyn February 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Linda, I can tell that you are hurting and miss your grandchildren. Have you looked at my resource page for information on the rights in your state. Start there and let us know how things go.

Jacquelyn

elderoptionstx April 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

Hi Jacquelyn,

I just wanted to say thank you for mentioning and linking to us. Losing visitation as a grandparent can be heartbreaking, and raising one’s grandchildren can be difficult. Often, grandparents are given the children because of parental neglect, drug use, or abuse. Not only does the grandparent have to reparent, but they are forced to reparent a child with emotional issues. I strongly suggest counseling for both the grandparents and the children in this situation. Your site is a great resource!

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