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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.

Letter to
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES & CONGRESS
I just signed the following petition addressed to: THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES & CONGRESS.

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GIVE CHILDREN A VOICE & A RIGHT TO SAY, "I NEED TO SEE MY GRANDPARENTS"

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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Sincerely,
Jeri Scott