Grandparents raising their grandchildren


Grandparents raising their grandchildren

I would love to meet other families who have custody and or are raising children of other family members.

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Latest Activity: May 19, 2014

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We are kinda new to the Ocala area. We have been here for 10 months. We are raising 3 grandchildren and do not know anyone in the area. Just thought I might meet somone on here. The children are ages…Continue

Started by Rhonda Rimas. Last reply by Suzanne Gray Jul 20, 2011.

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Comment by Linda Curtis on May 19, 2014 at 10:02am
I have custody of my first two grandchildren by my 24 year old daughter. I was given custody of my 7 yr old granddaughter when she was 18 mos, then was asked to also take custody of her newborn when he was 4 days old. He is now 5. I was currently single and I was very anxious due to my financial situation. I also have 5 children of my own. We have made this far.... Lots of praying. Amen!
Comment by Tammy Coffin on November 21, 2012 at 11:12pm

hi my name is tammy and i have 2 grandgirls that i have permament  custody of a 4 yr old girl that i got custody of when dhe was 6 months old and a 3 yr old girl that i got when she was 2 weeks old they keep me pretty busy so i javent been able to meet anyone close to my age also with young children 

Comment by deborah on September 11, 2011 at 7:37am

sorry its took so long for me to answer you.been threw a lot . one of the kids dad died the other one is just usless and on drugs bad. daughter went to rehab out now . shes clean. liveing here with me and the kids.


Comment by yvonne wright on December 21, 2010 at 6:46pm

when i was married,me and my husband got relative-caregiver custody of his niece when she was a year old.she only knows us as mommy and daddy.we seperated (me & husband) two years ago and divorced this year. in our divorce  we both have custody of her. she lives with him because she is his niece.but like i said we are her mommy and daddy and know matter what that is who we are. she is know 5 and a very loved child. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GIVE BIRTH TO BE MOMMY AND DADDY. i have 1 teenager and 1 adult daughters and she is there sister to them


Comment by Suzanne Gray on November 4, 2010 at 9:24am
deborah, good morning, hows everything going? Just stopped by to say hi and keep your chin up--let me hear from you. Suzie
Comment by Suzanne Gray on October 31, 2010 at 8:49am
The judge denied guardianship to you, but your daughter is on drugs--is that correct? How did you get the kids-did she drop them off or what happen for to you to have with you? The reason I ask is because they claimed abandament with my daughter and that is how it came to be with my granddaughter--thats what you have figure out is what your daughter can be charged with for you to be given the children. Also what reason did the judge give for returning the children to their Mom? This is a hard ordeal but if it is better the kids than it is worth the process. Let me know and will pray for yall.
Comment by deborah on October 29, 2010 at 4:45am
judge denied me today. so i back to square one
Comment by Suzanne Gray on October 25, 2010 at 10:56am
how did you get guardenship-if thru dcf- they can help-do have any paperwork on the children being with you-there is also child development services-they are located in Skylark plaza on NW 25th Ave.-never hurts to check with all sounds like they need to be with you
Comment by deborah on October 23, 2010 at 7:08am
i only have gardenship but i have all 4 of mine.their moms a doper and so are their fathers.only 1 good dad out of the group.i am fighting to gain tempery custody.but cant get any help. it cost so much for a lawyer i allso learned my daughter is dateing a sex offender.i have called dcf and the sheriff. hes not on probation . so pretty much i am screwed.she wants the kids back home.

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