www.RaisingYourGrandchildren.com Karen Best Wright
Recently I received an email from a grandmother who is in the process of adopting her grandchild. The child was placed with the grandparents through Social Services. The mother of the child was given a year to complete the case plan, which she did not. The mother of the child wanted the grandparents to take legal custody of the child, but the courts insisted the child needed to be adopted. So the grandparents are adopting the child. In many situations when grandparents are raising grandchildren "outside" of the system, they are having problems even enrolling the children in school or getting basic services for them, let alone creating a permanent home for them.