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"?
I would do it for my grandchildren as well as my nieces in a heartbeat. My mother raised my cousins to keep them out of that system. I'm not sure what would have become of them if they had not stepped in.
It would depend on whos kids. My brest friends kids I would help her how ever I could, but i could not take her kids in. Her 3 year old is autistic and she has a 9 month old. My bil's little girl I could and would if needed. It really just depends.
by Anonymous 11
November 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM
Most likely, yes. My aunt is raising her step-grandchildren well technically her son(call him R)/their mom never got married, and the kids were from GF's previous relationship, but she treated them like her own grandchildren. The kids' mother, and R broke up the mom surrendered her children to the state because she's a crazy drug addict so is R. Unfortunately the kids were abused, and have A LOT of problems so my aunt is having a terrible time with them. I can understand why some people can't do it, but if it ever happened to me I hope I would be to help.