Hey everyone. I am Dale and my wife and I have been raising our Grandson since he was one. He is now 6 and he is still in our care and likely will be until his adult years.
Through out these 5 years we have been through so much including tears, smiles, good times, bad times, Dr’s.,diagnosis, lies, deception, advice, lawyers, stress and so much more that will eventually be explained in this site. After 5 years we have gained so much knowledge when it comes to all the pitfalls and break downs of a grandparent raising a grand child.
I decided to create this page to help the millions and millions of grandparents out there raising grand kids. I want to offer advice, answer questions and so much more from a layman’s point of view. I am not a lawyer, counselor, health care specialist or anything like that. I am just a Grandparent.
I ask that you follow me to make this a community the best that it can be. I don’t know everything but together I’m sure we can make this a site that can help so many of us who are in the same shoes.
So now a little about my road to being a grandparent raising a grand child
I turned 50 in May and never thought I would be spending these years raising another child. Through out life we have already raised 3 boys and sent them out in the world.
To me at this point I believe I am doing the most important thing in my life. It wasn’t a hard decision when we were told either we raise our Grand baby or he would get adopted out.
Every day it seems there are new challenges that have to be dealt with. However we never shy away. We just move on and battle the challenges head on. Also something that is very important is that along with all the challenges there are a lot of great times that come along in this journey.
One thing that you should do is lots of times I refer to only me. Just so you know it is not only me. My wonderful wife has been there every step of the way and we make a great team as grandparents raising a grand child.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to helping and learning from you.
Founder of Grandparents Raising Grand kids.