Grandchildren's Rights
  • Petitioning THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES & CONGRESS

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THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES & CONGRESS

Grandchildren's Rights

    1. Jeri Scott
    2. Petition by

      Jeri Scott

      Chariton, IA

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO LAWS THAT GIVE CHILDREN A RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT WHO THEY FEEL SAFE WITH & PREFER TO SPEND TIME WITH, WHEN THEY ARE NOT WITH THEIR PARENTS. THERE ARE SO MANY SPLIT FAMILIES THESE DAYS AND AS THESE SPLITS OCCUR, THE PARENTS FOR WHATEVER REASONS CANNOT SEE THAT PULLING THE CHIDREN AWAY FROM ONE WHOLE SIDE OF THEIR HERITAGE, IS RIPPING THE CHIDREN AND THEIR GRANPARENTS APART INSIDE, OR IT IS POSSIBLE THEY JUST DON'T CARE! THERE IS NO ONE LISTENING TO THE CHILDREN WHO ARE SO SEVERELY AFFECTED BY THESE BREAKUPS! THEY STILL WANT TO SEE THE GRANDPARENTS THEY LOVE, STILL HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP, THAT BOND. THE GRANDPARENTS WHO LOVE THEM AND HAVE THE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM ARE A LOT OF TIMES THEIR SAFE HAVEN, THEIR PLACE TO GO WHEN PARENTS AREN'T GETTING ALONG. GRANDPARENTS GET THEIR MINDS OFF OF ALL THAT AND CAN TEACH THEM ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS THEY KNOW. GRANDPARENTS HAVE BEEN AROUND A WHILE THEY KNOW A LOT, BUT WE ARE ALL HERE FOR SUCH A SHORT TIME WHY NOT LET THEM CONTINUE TO SPEND TIME TOGETHER FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE? IT CAN ONLY ADD GOOD TRAITS TO THE PERSON THE CHILD BECOMES, AND GIVES THE CHILD A SENSE OF WHO THEY ARE WHERE THEY COME FROM. THIS TAKES NOTHING AWAY FROM PARENTS, IT SHOULD ONLY HELP THE PARENT TO KNOW THAT THE CHILD IS IN THE SAFE HANDS OF SOMEONE THAT WOULD DIE PROTECTING THEM, THE SAME AS THE PARENTS WOULD. BUT FOR SOME REASON THERE IS AN "EPIDEMIC" IT SEEMS THAT WHEN THERE IS A FAMILY SPLIT, THE CHIDREN ARE USED AS LEVERAGE, WHY!?! WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT TO THEIR OWN CHILD? WE NEED TO CONSIDER THE CHILDREN'S FEELINGS AND TRY TO HELP THEM THROUGH WHAT COULD BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES IN THEIR LIVES, ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD IS JUST NOT AS SAFE AS IT USED TO BE. THE CHILDREN SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY WHO THEY FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE WITH.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. We Have Passed 50 Signitures!

      Jeri Scott
      Petition Organizer

      We see it on the news almost daily how the children these days need someone to just be there to listen & love them now more than ever! We all can see that we are a big part of the answer to that problem. But obviously the lawmakers do not see it... Not Yet! We have to make them see it! Come on let's show them we CAN get to a thousand signitures. Please everyone, lets call, email, text speak about it in Church or hand out flyers after church. Whatever we have to do to make sure as many people as we can reach knows to make a HUGE DIFFERENCE all they need to do is just take a few seconds and sign this petition and tell the lawmakers how important & useful we Grandparents & Great-Grandparents can actually be to the little ones who need a voice and matter the most.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rachel Heil YUCCA VALLEY, CA
      • 6 months ago

      I am going thru this very thing where I am being denied to see my grand children. They want to see us but the parents refuse.

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    • Judy Thurman MARTIN, TN
      • 11 months ago

      My grandchildren want to be with us some , but Mom says NO , unless she needs us to keep them , Not any time they or us ask .

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    • HATTIE HUDSON OAK HILL, WV
      • over 1 year ago

      MY EXDAUGHTER IN LAW TRIES TO KEEP THE KIDS FROM ME WHEN SHE GETS MAD AT MY SON

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    • Lea Williams CLEAR CREEK, WV
      • over 1 year ago

      Grandparents need to have rights to their grandchildren. There is no Love , like a grandparents Love!

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    • JUDY WILLIAMS MT HOPE, WV
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I am goignn thru this myself our son and wife not letting us see or talk to grandsons 3 n 5 all bc of a disagreement abt we said that we was tired of it being all abt her family all holidays and we get lied too. we tried to go to hlouse they wont come to door we try to call meet they wont leave voicemail on.. we live in wv they in nc at her moms ..

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