Is there anyone else who has adopted a grandchild? Right now he is 6 yrs old. I adopted my grandson on January 6, 2003. I was given temporary custoday of him when he was just a month and a half old. I tried over and over to help out his parents with ideas and how to cope with things. They went to a lawyer and to him that they both wanted to teminate their rights and wanted me to adopt him. We went throught the whole process in the courts and even on the day when the judge asked if they were both sure this is what they wanted they said Yes. He was a sick little guy at first...he was in the hospital with RSV and I was told that he was gone for a minute. So he did suffer a few years every time he got a cold it would be neubulizer treatments. He doesn't see his biological mother though occasionally sees his biological father. He knows that he is adopted. My mother always told me that he was to young to know that but I have never lied to any of my children. He will ask once in awhile why his "Meme" adopted him and I just tell him that his parents were to young to take care of him and that they both wanted me to adopt him. He says he is my special son. Sometimes it can get rough being so much older than when I had the older kids but he is a joy. Rough at times because he was just diagnosed with ADHD and takes medication for it. I also know that his biological mother is bipolar and his doctor said that there is a good chance he could be. So we keep a eye on that.
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