Sometimes, as a grandparent life backfires and you find yourself, not getting to relish in your grandchildren. Things happen in families, and as the Patriarch or Matriarch, you see all of the dynamics and know when it is time to step up and perhaps step in.
When you see that your grandchildren are in danger or their parents are needing assistance, you will need to know your rights and have resources. www.helpinggrandparents.com can get you started.
We have accumulated resources so that they are all at your fingertips. Let’s start with Guardian and Custody Resources, here you will find what you need to know for obtaining guardianship or pursuing permanent custody. If you want to know exactly what to expect when pursuing guardianship you can stop here for a step-by-step guide. Each state is different when it comes to resources or guardianship and we have put together a list of the resources of each state to get you started. You should also know your rights as a grandparent. Every state in the U.S. has started evolving when it comes to Grandparents Rights, you should get to know your state so that you can best advocate for your grandchild.
What if you are advocating for your grandchild but you can’t actually step in to raise them? We can help guide you through finding an adoptive family for your grandchildren, as well as help you adopt them yourself if need be. Here you will find the resources and steps needed to find a family for your grandchild.
If at any time during this process you find yourself needing additional resources or support you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page to join our support group with over 800 grandparents supporting each other every day. We also host a virtual support group which you can join by emailing us.
Remember you are not alone, and we are here to help.