Granddaughter's Kids Taken

@worldwise1 (14888)
United States
December 21, 2007 3:29pm CST
My heart is very heavy because I learned yesterday that the two boys of my oldest granddaughter have been taken away by CSB. When she called to tell me about it we cried together. This is something that I have seen coming for some time now. She does have some issues that she needs to work on, but much of the reason is due to a power struggle between her and the father of the oldest little boy's family. I have talked with all of my daughters and we have agreed to support her in every way we can so that she can be reunited with her boys. I feel especially sad for the baby because he is very attached to her. Her mother is working with CSB to have the kids placed with her for the mandatory one-month period that they have to be out of their mother's home. I would ask that all my friends here at MyLot pray for the best outcome for this family. Thank you.
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@THKOhio (330)
• United States
22 Dec 07
So sorry to hear about your granddaughter's problems. I hope that she is able to get the help she needs and that she will be reunited with her children soon. I hope that the children get to come stay with their grandmother, so that everyone knows they are being well cared for. Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Dec 07
If that were only possible, THKOhio! If I know my daughter, she is not willing to step up to the plate, so I don't expect much help from that corner.
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@THKOhio (330)
• United States
2 Jan 08
Are there any updates on this situation? Still keeping them all in my thoughts and prayers!!
@mummymo (23709)
22 Dec 07
Oh worldwise sweety - this must be so hard for you, I cannot imagine! I am sure I like others pray that the situation is resolved in the best possible way for these children and for your family as a whole! I did read this post yesterday and I have kept your family in my prayers and will continue to do so - sending you love and hugs xxx
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Thank you for your prayers, mummymo, and I just wish there was something I could do to help out in this situation. My health is not the best, however, and I could not take on the responsibility of a 1 year old.
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@mummymo (23709)
17 Jan 08
I know it must tear you apart sweety and it is hard that you are not fit enough to take on your grandkids but ypou cannot blame yourself sweety! I continue to hold you all in my prayers - I do hope things are improving now xxxx
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Dec 07
I sure will world wise. Pray that God has everyones best interst. I am so sorry this is really sad espically with it being so close to Christmas.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I have to believe, Shaun, that God is in the plan, and that it will work out for the best.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Dec 07
Keep beliving and they will.
• United States
23 Dec 07
I am so sorry. I hope everything works out.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Thank you, sarah, for your kindness.
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Dec 07
I had this happen with a friend and her grand children last year. That grandma had the three kiddos for about a month, and I will say that good did come of it, as it reassured her daughter of her love and it provided some awesome bonding time for Grandma and the children. That was important as there are other issues now, and the mom and dad are splitting. The grandsons know that their grandmother is there for them in all of this, because of the time that they spent in her home. Of course, I will pray right now for the best outcome, as you say, in the situation. I am sorry for this sadness in the family right at this time of year.
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Your kindness is appreciated, GG, and I would feel better with the knowledge that my daughter was inclined to step in and do what was necessary, but she is not. So, I will continue to pray over this.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 07
Oh no I am so sorry about this and of course she will be in my thoughts I don't believe that this happened just before Christmas and for what reason Why is it so easy now for them to take Kids away, what has happened to investigating the Alligations and things like that It is happening to often now that Children are being removed from their Parents even though they are not being treated bad It should not be aloud She is in my thoughts and I hope she gets them back I really do
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Thank you for your kind thoughts, gabs, but I'm afraid the authorities wer in the right in this case. My granddaughter does need help with her problems, and maybe now she will get it.
@mcjeannie (704)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
That must have been heartbreaking to her.I am sorry to hear this.It reminded me of the situation in one of my neighbour here.There is no single day that she abused her son, so one day a concern citizen reported her and the police with the social welfare came.She had been given a warning but if she will not change the son will be under the social welfare's custody. I pray for your grandaughter to have her children back.All the best.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Dec 07
This situation is a bit different, mcjeannie, a case of substance abuse, but I pray that things will turn around from here. Thank you.
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I'm sorry to hear that this has happened to your grandsaughter. Where I reside it's call cys and they try to place the children with family members before the send them into foster care, I truly hope that her mother can be named their guardian for that month. Good luck ..
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I appreciate your concern, bella, and her mother is working with CSB to take custody of the kids until she can regain custody.
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
22 Dec 07
That is so sad. I wish the family all the best. I hope that the outcome is what is best for the children, which is being around people that love them.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Thank you Thoroughrob, and that is my wish also. The welfare of the kids is what's important here.
• United States
22 Dec 07
Im very sorry to hear about that. Im sure you and your granddaugher are both going through a very rough time right now. I will definitely pray for you and your family.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Thank you very much, nmhschic, for your kind words and prayer.
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
22 Dec 07
You're granddaughter and her kids are definitely in my prayers tonight my friend. I'm so sad to hear about this and especially now during the holidays. I hope the mother gets those kids for that one month period at least and that the guy eventually gets what he deserves for doing this at this time. Couldn't he have waited instead of doing it now? It goes to show he's not thinking about those poor little kids. I'm sure you and your daughters will be a good influence on your granddaughter and she will realize she is blessed to have you. Keep us updated on what happens ok?
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Your kind thoughts and prayers are appreciated, ctry, and we will be doing everything possible to see that she gets the help she needs so that she can get her babies back home.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
22 Dec 07
World, you asked and I'll heed it. You, your granddaughter and the two boys have my thoughts and prayers, especially with the season and all. I hope for the best solution in this matter; I wish you and the family Happy Holidays.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Thank you, progamer. I don't look for happiness for myself so much anymore, but I do wish for the children all the happiness they can get.
• Canada
22 Dec 07
I do hope that your granddaughter has the strength to work on her issues and accepts the family support. Will be keeping you all in my prayers.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
That's very nice of you, Momma. We will hope and pray that everything works out well.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
21 Dec 07
My heart goes out to you. Am very sorry to hear the sad news about your granddaughter losing her children. Terrible timing also, just before Christmas. A prayer for the family will be included in my daily prayers. Sure hope everything works out ok. Bless you and your family.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Thank you so much, carolbee, for your prayers and understanding. When change becomes necessary, there is no way to get around it. I hope they will be back together soon.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
21 Dec 07
How very sad that this has happened especially so close to the holidays. Hopefully they will at least get placed with their grandmother so they will have some family with them during this time.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I can't tell you how painful it is for me, lilybug. The older one, who is 6, sat with me a couple of weeks ago while his mom and grandma went grocery shopping. They are very sweet kids.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
17 Jan 08
I just saw this, worldwise, I hope she got them back. As a mother I can't imagine the nightmare your granddaughter is going through...