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Hi again, I used this site years ago and received an enormous amount of help :wub:and find myself looking again now. Can someone point me towards the area specific to Grandparent carers please and thankyou :P

When 'Life' is hard and things are tough,

and you feel like you've had enough.

Remember always this one thing true,

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Anyone ? Maybe if there is no one specific area the moderators could start one as most kith and kin carers are navigating the family law system with absolutely no support. These children come to us because their parents are unable or unwilling to provide a safe and stable environment for them. We do not steal these children, they are thrown at us and if we refuse they go into the system. Please can there be a thread started specific to Kin and Kith fulltime carers?  :(

When 'Life' is hard and things are tough,

and you feel like you've had enough.

Remember always this one thing true,

Someone else depends on YOU.
Why don't you start one in the appropriate section?

Nothing i say should be taken as legal advice. I am not a Lawyer. If i help you it is of your own free choice to listen to what i say or not. I do not create documents for you. I do not represent you…. Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Yes to a Grandparent Carer area

This is my situation too, I would love somewhere that I could get advice as we are no longer in court (we have final orders) but there are always ongoing things that come up in our ongoing dealings with our grandsons parents. We are dealing with parents who don't seem to think they need to abide by court orders or meet stipulated timelines. Decisions are difficult because we never know if what we are doing could be seen as a breach of our orders.
Hey nannyB as grandparents it can be very difficult because you love them all,  and you may  have 20/20 vision through hindsight but the kids know better. Thats all very well for us as hopefully we have learnt from our mistakes but we have to let the kids live their lives,  stumble and fall and own their own mistakes. Just be there for them when they need you.
I hear you ask for advice but legally the only people who give advice are lawyers.
As a family mediator i get asked for advice a lot but still have to refer on. I could give some but don't because of legal implications. It is frustrating and there are other words to describe the feeling however  the strength is in letting it go and support them as well as you can.
Cheers
NannyB said
This is my situation too, I would love somewhere that I could get advice as we are no longer in court (we have final orders) but there are always ongoing things that come up in our ongoing dealings with our grandsons parents. We are dealing with parents who don't seem to think they need to abide by court orders or meet stipulated timelines. Decisions are difficult because we never know if what we are doing could be seen as a breach of our orders.

Hi NannyB, if you are on facebook (it has its uses) I run a support group for grandparent/kinship carers, we are 169 strong and growing rapidly, we offer support understanding and a place to vent. If you can look us up [ Australian Grandparent/Kinship Carers] we'd love to have you on board and our members have a wealth of lived information.

When 'Life' is hard and things are tough,

and you feel like you've had enough.

Remember always this one thing true,

Someone else depends on YOU.
The Wolf said
Why don't you start one in the appropriate section?

Could you move it to the appropriate section?
Pretty please with sprinkles on top  :$

When 'Life' is hard and things are tough,

and you feel like you've had enough.

Remember always this one thing true,

Someone else depends on YOU.
overcsa said
The Wolf said
Why don't you start one in the appropriate section?

Could you move it to the appropriate section?
Pretty please with sprinkles on top  :$

 I can move heaven and earth but not threads in this forum :-)

Nothing i say should be taken as legal advice. I am not a Lawyer. If i help you it is of your own free choice to listen to what i say or not. I do not create documents for you. I do not represent you…. Purple Monkey Dishwasher
The Wolf said
overcsa said
The Wolf said
Why don't you start one in the appropriate section?

Could you move it to the appropriate section?
Pretty please with sprinkles on top  :$

 I can move heaven and earth but not threads in this forum :-)

oh :thumbs:

When 'Life' is hard and things are tough,

and you feel like you've had enough.

Remember always this one thing true,

Someone else depends on YOU.
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