Grandparent Rights in Absence of Child Abuse

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Grandparents Should Have Contact With Their Grandchildren for a Balanced Life: 
It is difficult to know where to target my position on this issue, since there is such a diversity in experiences of child abuse. But, if it is determined that the grandparent has no child abuse in his/her past, then there is little chance that they will abuse their grandchildren. In addition, there seems to be an epidemic of unfit parents. My personal close experiences are numerous of mothers emotionally alienated from children. The child is left wanting for affection, from a mother who is not willing or able to give it. In my own situation, this was the case, the child sought mothering from me, but my daughter saw this as a threat and stopped the relationship. Where are the child's rights in this case?

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Apr 04, 2010
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by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

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Apr 05, 2010
by: Anonymous

My daughter also ended my relationship with her children. It was heartbreaking, for in Utah where she lives, grandparents have no visitation rights. My grandson is almost twenty-one and I intend to contact him soon.

My brother had to go to court in California and the outcome was different for him and for his grandkids.

Find out what the law is in your state. It may be possible for you to give your grandaughter the love she needs.

Good luck.

Apr 08, 2010
strange but true
by: maurice

The Majority of Grand parents that I've come to know in my 63 years of living are the one's who care, who love, who cherish their Grand-Children. They regard the roll as precious, as natural, as real, A Blessing from on High. So I agree with you wholeheartely in your expression of love and understanding. I was recently with my best friends who are the Grand Parents of four healthy grand-children. their doting over them was a Joy to behold. I knew their children as babies and I could see nature begetting nature in the birthing of a child. Sadly too I have known a good number of Grand-Parents who will not be allowed to love and cherish their grand-child. It is a real pain for them to have to live with. So please in your circle encourage the renewing of letting Grand_Parents journey with their children and grand-children lovingly. Thank You.

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