Nine months ago I received a phone call from 35+ year old son telling me his son was out of control, and his new wife could not handle it any longer. He then called my wife a short time later and asked if we could pick up this grandchild at the airport. There was NO hesitation, she said yes. We do not have custody of this grandchild, only a notorized letter from the father stating that the GC can stay with us until he graduates from High School (7 years). In this state that letter has absolutely no power. The father could show up at any time and take this GC out of our house and we could not do anything about it. My wife and I are both senior citizens and we cannot afford to hire an attorney and try to get custody. This grandchild came out of an emotional and sometimes physical abusive situation, and since he has been with us, he is doing fantastic. He made the honor roll at school, and has not been in trouble yet. Pray for us because we do not want to see this young boy taken from us and put in foster care because his biological father is mad at us, yet does not want the child in his home. We are confused and hurting and just want the best for this little guy.
I am new to this group and looking for support and advice keeping up with two young grandchildren that call me "Mama". Their biomom has schizophrenia and I helped my son gain sole legal and physical custody, but his anxiety and depression has worsened and I had to get a protective order against him and have him removed from my house. I am currently fostering my g-daughters, although I've been...
This really sucks.