By Karen Best Wright, www.RaisingYourGrandchildren.com
I recently received this email from a grandmother in West Virginia who is quite frustrated, justifiably in my opinion.
When answering the questions"What positive experiences have you had," she answered,
"Nothing it gets more emotional daily, if the parents were completely out of the situation it may be better."
Many of you grandparents have written similar statements.
This grandmother also states, "I've had 3 GC for almost 6 yrs the parents are drug addicts and give no financial help what so ever. And not only has it drained us financially it has emotionally. All the help I get from the DHHR is a medical card for the kids and $340.00 a month for all 3 combined.You cant feed them on that much less provide all their needs."
I have added this grandmothers comments because I know many of you experience the same situation and have the same feelings. Just know, you are not alone.
A Grandmother who loves her grandchildren