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May 26, 2008



I am a grandmother who currently is a foster parent to my grandchild. In December, my daughter and her boyfriend's parental rights will be terminated. She is a crack addict and he is in prison, so this is the right thing to do. What I am struggling with is whether or not I should adopt her. I love her dearly, but feel she needs young parents to raise her. I am not in good health and cannot do all the things she needs to do such as playing and running. Has anyone else had this dilemma? How did you face it? Even though I know she needs a young family, I cannot imagine not watching her grow.

Doreen Paschal

I obtained legal guardianship of my 5 yr old granddaughter when she was 2 yrs old. Her brother (3y) and sister (10 mths) are in foster care with the strong possibility of adoption. I am wondering if there is anyone out there that has experienced losing a grandchild to a closed adoption. We will not have any contact with them and I am not sure what to do regarding grandparent or sibling rights.
Please assist me if you
Thank you!!

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