I was reading another post and it got me to thinking. If your adult children could not or would not raise their kids, would you step in and raise them? I know people who could have kept their grandchildren from going into state custody, but wouldn't.I also know people who are raising grandchildren, now. I'm not judging, in any way. I know what I would do but I'm curious about why some people will and some won't.
* I'm not saying a child that goes into the system needs saving, I'm just needed a title and it worked.
- Only group members can vote in this poll.
- 94% - If yes, why?
- 5% - If no, why?
by brittany208November 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Absolutely. I plan on having foster kids someday anyways, so yeah, if I would raise other people's kids, I would absolutely raise family.
by Mamabear010November 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Sadly, it depends on the child. If they were out of control and would be a threat to my child's safety, no i would not take them in. However, they were a "normally" behaved child then of course I would. But my child's well being comes first. I own my child a safe and happy childhood.
by ripemangoNovember 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM
i would raise my grandchildren in a heartbeat
November 19, 2012 at 11:33 AMThis :)
yes. If my grandchildren were at risk of being placed in foster care, I'd file for emergency custody, and raise them myself. They are my grandbabies...I could NEVER willingly let them go in to foster care.
by mariesmamaNovember 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM
hubbys mom wanted to take hubbys sisters kids it was over a yr before hubbys sister got them out of fostercare
by AnonymousNovember 19, 2012 at 11:36 AMi dont know. i wanna say no cause when my kids are grown that means im done raising kids. but i wanna say yes cause honestly could i let my grandkids go to someone we dont know? could i handle them not being in my life? i dont think so. lol
by BEXiNovember 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM
I couldnt let a grandchild live in that lifestyle of the foster system.. it's so unfortunate :(
November 19, 2012 at 11:38 AMWell my children are still babies so I got a ways before worrying but yes I would. My dad and step mom are raising my 4yo nephew now because my brother wont grow up and its already been said that if they no longer can that I will take my nephew in as well.
by McellyNovember 19, 2012 at 11:39 AMIf course...because they are family.