Grandparents Raising Children Support Group

This community is dedicated to grandparents who are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. In cases where the parents are not willing or able to provide adequate care for their children, grandparents may take on the role of primary caregivers. Join the support group to find support, share your experience, and get advice from other members.

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  • mimi369

    Heartbroken for many reasons

    My beautiful teen daughter is in an abusive relationship and has chosen this boy, also the father of her son, over him and her whole family. My husband and I have temporary custody and the judge also ordered a restraining order against the boy and my daughter. Our grandson is now 7 months old. It's so hard not having my daughter in my life, but I felt like I had to protect my grandson. How do I...
  • LoveGMom

    Just a rant

    My beautiful daughter passed away on the 4th of January of this year. I am helping my son in law with their 3 children ( 6,5, and 9 months)  The problem is my grandson. He's just plain mean. There's no discipline in this house. He tells me he doesn't like me and he wants me out of the house and when I tell him to get changed out of his school clothes he tells me I can't tell him what to do. All...
  • catskyn

    Oh the day's when your nerves feel singed.

         I had to write about what I have been going through the last couple of day's with my Grandson.He has times when he will go a couple of weeks and his behavior is stable and he's actually minding me and then "BAM", I don't know what happens in his little head but thing's just get really crazy.     I am not writing this to be felt sorry for I just know that if their are other Grandparents...
  • catskyn

    It gets so tough sometimes

       I really can't express it any other way. My Grandson was born addicted to Heroin. He was put in Foster Care where he suffered from Seizures. He was in Foster Care for a year then returned to my daughter. She ahd him about 6 monthes then relapsed. I took my grandson for 6 months then had to return him to his father. The fathers new girlfrien beat my grandson and locked him rooms for hours and...
  • May62

    Angery teen

    I have had custody of my grandaughter since she was a baby her parents were doing drugs and have been in and out of her life for 13 yrs. She recently accused me of not letting them have her back I explained to her that they have never tried to get her back, that its up to the courts to let her go back. I know this really hurt her and she has become very angry towords  me,  how do I help her...
  • gammy99

    Guardianship question

    I have a question.....I have been assigned guardianship of my three grandchildren. There is an open case with child protective services regarding their infant sister for neglect and possible sexual abuse. I have been living with them for almost two months as part of the emergency safety plan. The safety plan for the older kids is terminating and I need to file for guardianship or the older kids...
  • Depressed56

    Feeling alone

    Thank you for the join. I and my husband are raising our grandson. My daughter lives with us as she goes to college and works a fulltime job. She, though, has had no connection to her own child. Ive asked her to get help. She wont. He is now 20 months old. He is the joy to our lives but i often feel hopeless because of the lack of interest of his mother. We give him as much love as we can as she...
  • cottontail

    So afraid

    Hearing is in 15 days,  I am so scared that they are going to be returned to their parents.I am so scared about what will happen to them. 
  • nutsandbolts

    Feeling a little down

    I came back to this site a few weeks ago. The pages have changed and so have the members. I have made a few comments , I hope they help. When reading some I saw myself either back in the beginning or sometimes now. My bios are not an issue any longer and I have changed my life to make raising my little ones easier. I miss my parents advise. I also miss my friends and would love for someone to...
  • catskyn

    I feel so sick today

    I woke up just feeling so bad today. Both my kid's are at school. I have the chills, I feel really weak. I made the beds and the house is clean. I have a headache. Its only about a half an hour til my son and Granson get hope. i don't know what kind of mood my grandson will be in. I hope it's calm. I already prayed that God would give me the strength to get through today and tonight and that I...
  • tsmith317

    Emotional Mess Tonight

    I am raising my 3 yr old granddaughter and have had her since she was 2 months old after rescuing her from my daughter and her crazy boyfriend who were homeless and on drugs. When I picked up my granddaughters (the oldest lives with her daddy now), my 2 month old baby was soaking wet in her own urine - not sure how long it had been since she was changed. Urine was dripping off the car seat she...
  • Cooperiley

    Is it me or the Stepford wives?

    Hi. I am new to this group and new to the area where we live with our grandson. We chose this area because of the school district. I am 62 with a 8-yr. old we have had since he was 7 weeks old. I can and do pass for about 55...lots of energy.The mothers at this s hool act like this is the most bizarre arrangement they have ever heard of. Endless questions about where his parents might be; some...
  • diana324

    New Member need advice

    First off, I'm glad I'm not alone and thankful for finding this group. My husband and I have had both gs's since almost birth. My daughter moved in when second was was a few weeks old. We adopted the first gs working on the second one. My daughter had a relationship with a negative, violent person who held her against her will one day. Now they are back together and want me to allow the kids to...
  • Firewire55

    raising grandkids

    hi i have had my grandkids since jan29th ,2016, still in the dcs process, getting ready for mediation any advice i can get or support i would really be grateful, the kids ages are 15, 12 3. mary
  • Katie1953


    I have been given permanent guardianship 8 yrs ago. Am I able to travel out of country with my grandaughyer?