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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  • tsmith317

    Emotional Mess Tonight

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    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...
  • deleted_user

    FASD

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    I've been reading about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up in this group. If anyone here has experience with FASD and would be willing to share, I'd really appreciate it.
  • I need to hear from you grandparents who are raising teenagers. Are any of you dealing with resistance and defiance from your teens? If so what do you attribute this behavior to? If not, what have you done to build your relationship with your teen?We (I should say I am) being met with a lot of resistance and defiance from my teenage grandsons. I am beginning to think it is because I am 'not'...
  • GrandMommy

    I'm new here

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    Hello, My Hus and I hv been our Gd's legal guardians for 1 year in October, but have basically raised her from birth. My daughter had / has a drug / alcohol problem, which led to lying, stealing and all that comes along with that life. And, I believe she may be bipolar. Our daughter has seen our grand spoadically over the past 2 years, but the last 5 months not seen her at all and hv only spoken...
  • catskyn

    my grandson

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    My daighter has been sober from Herion for 8 months now. My grandson was born Herion addicted. He landed up in a Foster Home a year ago after his fathers girlfriend abused my grandson. He as moved to 6 differnt homes before being placed with me. The Adoption process will start next month in August. He has been with me for 4 months. Its very hot even now at 11 pm he just got let out of his...
  • I am new to this site. I have been searching for support groups for grandparents who are parenting their grandchildren. This is a new venture for us and we have found ourselves kind of starting all over again. We are not the "typical" grandparent age most think of. I am 36 and my husband is 39. We have 5 of our own children still in the home ranging in age from 7-16. We have 6 children...
  • We have had full custody of our 2 grand daughter's for 2 years now. Mom never even calls to check on them nor does she ask to see them unless something like Christmas or mothers day and both girls really don't want anything to do with here if she is there, She is on drugs and makes everything about her not the girls. Well yesterday being mothers day we spent the day as a family without her....
  • Katie1953

    Travel

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    I have been given permanent guardianship 8 yrs ago. Am I able to travel out of country with my grandaughyer?
  • My story is very long and difficult so I will try to shorten it lol. My 3 yr old grand daughter has lived with me a yr in august. The circumstances leading to that involved my daughter being involved in some shady dealings that put her and her daughters safety in jeopardy along the lines of gang shootings and they found out where she lived ect. The last year my daughter has racked up enough...
  • Hello ladies,I'm not new here I have been here off and on for YEARS... but for those that don’t know me here is a little bit about what’s going on... I will be 50 in a few weeks, married for 27 years my husband is 54. we have 6 kids and 7 grands and one on the way. After a FM left her 5-day old baby with us for 2 years and then took her back we were devastated... in the meantime my...
  • scgramma

    Considering adoption

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    So biomom got married, and got custody of younger gd, who is happy with mom, stepdad and 1yo brother. However, my 9 year old, who went with her for the summer( he said he wanted to live with her) is comming back to me this weekend. Mom says hes out of control, angry, disrespectfull, treats her like a sibling, ect. Well, thats what happens you put a kid on layaway for 9 years. Im very happy he is...
  • bknyc450

    Research Study

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    Hello,I am a doctoral school psychology student at Loyola University, who is researching the experiences of grandparents raising grandchildren as my dissertation topic. My research focuses on the social-emotional needs of grandchildren who are raised by grandparents and the types of supports custodial grandparents would like to receive from school districts. I am particularly interested in the...
  • Well I upset me step daugther to the point that she pretty much told us she is taking the GD's which will not happen we have had them over 3 years and she is going to perison for up to 12 years. But being the big hearted person I am I thought that I would invite her out to dinner just the 2 of us. She agreed and it happen to be a couple of days after birthday so I picked a really nice place to...
  • Mom is going away for 12 years for drugs She will be going in on the 22 of June. We have had temporary custody for the last 3 years while she was out doing her drug thing. In and out of rehab and jail. But we always had the in sight that one day she might get it togther and be good to go with the girls. Well now we have to face the fact that the oldest one will be 18 when she gets out and the...
  • So when DSS give you the kids, and biomom gets life together, does DSS come investigate my house as part of the process? Mom is now married, and has 18 month old, dads in army. Her lawyer says he has to notify state that she want custody, so I don't know what happens next...