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"?
Yep. My grandma did it for me when I was two weeks old. She then did it again with my brother when he was 3. Then another of my brothers when he was 2, this brother went back to t mom when he was 5. My mother only raised one of her four children without my grandma stepping in to do the right thing.
November 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I wouldn't. If they are grown enough to have sex, they are grown up enough to fix their own mistakes (in any way they see fit). They can either abort, or they have NINE months to hunt down a great family to adopt to. It's not my job to raise anyone's kids. I have enough on my plate as it is.