Grandparents' Rights

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The rights of grandparents to adopt, care for, or see their grandchildren can become an issue in our families. These grandparents' rights groups offer information, support, and legal resources.

Generations United
An important Web resource for grandparents and other relative caregivers.

Grandparents Rights Organization
This national non-profit group offers support and information for grandparents and grandchildren whose connection is threatened. Although the focus is on loss of contact after death or divorce, it's a great resource for all grandparents.

AARP - Grandparent Information Center
The AARP Grandparent section includes information for grandparents concerned about their relationships with their grandchildren, whether that be visitation, strengthening the ties, or parenting grandchildren.

Grandparents for Children's Rights, Inc.
A national non-profit advocacy coalition lobbying for legislative changes at local, state, and national levels.
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Demetrice - 12 months ago
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I would like to adopt my 16yr.oldand my two month granddaughter I'm rising my 16yr old now my daughter won't me rise her two mo.old. #1
Guest - 2 months ago
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I want to adopt my 9 year old Grandson, but, can't afford an attorney. Both parents were forced to give up their parental rights. He was hidden from me for 8 1/2 years #2
Guest - 1 year ago
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me and my wive were trying to adopt our two grand children ages 6 and4 we live in cal nev washo cont has costity after almost one year of living with us they took them out saying their grandmother dont like them shecries herself to sleep at night this bassed on our 6 year old saying his grand was mean because she made him mind #3
Tony - 1 year ago
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I am 64 and retired and would like to adopt my first born grandson age 18 so that I could help out as he attends college. Any suggestions? Help! #4
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