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.
Would you raise a family members child/children to keep them from ending up in "The System"?
If they needed us, we would be there. That's what family is for.
November 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM
I had my nephew for a month to keep him out of the system. We knew my sister though amd she wouldn't improve herself if she her son was safe with us so we worked to get her into a correctional place for families. She is clean(alcohol problem) for awhile amd has her own place now and is doing good.
I most definately would and I just kept my grandson for a month while my daughter got things together.I love my grandson to pieces and I could never let him go into the system.He is my world and the new grandbaby coming in Feb will be as well
I took in my cousin's children for a few months (we had no idea if it would be months or years or if she would ever get them back) last year. That put me at having an 8y/o, a 3y/o, two 2 y/o, a 3m old and a 6wk old.
Yeah, I'd do it.
November 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I said yes but I don't know how I'd be able to do it. I wasn't the best parent to the two I raised with having major depression.
I tried but it didn't work out. They weren't suppose to have contact but would come over any way to try to take the baby. Threatened us, break into the house, and other stuff. I thought keeping him with family was better even if that meant no contact with my sister and her dead beat dh who was the one who hurt the baby. I had to give him after only a month it was for the best. I had my own kids to worry about. They come before my nephews and neices.