Return to the Grandparents Forum | Post a Follow-Up


Posted by beadingrandma (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 31, 07 at 21:45

I the Grandma of the most beautiful 15 month old girl in the world, at least I think so.

Well, as far as most people know, I am grandma. My son however is not the biological father to this sweet baby. We have known this since before she was born. My Son at 19 years old, stepped up to his girlfriend, and decided to be the father to someone else's child. He is young, but a good dad!

We have loved this baby since before she was born. Even so much as they all lived with us for a good part of the year.

This week they have been fighting quite a bit.

I am so scared, they will break up, and the mother will decide to take her away from my son, and us. She has been the light of our lives since the moment she landed on this earth.

It has been a difficult year, my husband had a bad accident, was in the hospital a month, out of work 6 months and back in the hospital for more surgeries. The thing keeping us sane is this little girl.

I am afraid that we are all going to get our hearts broken if they break up and she decides to not allow us to have contact with her. My son has told us, she threatened him with making sure he never sees the baby again.

I wish I knew how to handle this. Any thoughts?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Worried!!!

Oh My God...I feel so sorry for you. I might be in the same situation very soon. Our Adopted daughter is pregnant and right now is being nice to us. This can change at the blink of an eye. She will never stay with the father of the baby...she changes men every six months. UGGGG....
I'm also concerned about the baby and if we'll have time with him/her. This is not a worry I ever thought I'd have.

RE: Worried!!!

If your son hasn't legally adopted the baby, he doesn't have a legal relationship to her.

If he's willing (& I'm skeptical whether it would be a wise thing to do, given the mother's instability & lack of judgment), he might bring up the subject to the baby's mother.

As the child's legal father, he would be responsible for child support & such if he & the mother got a divorce.

I doubt she'd have much luck getting support from the baby's 'real' father.

& if there were a divorce, he could ask for custody.

The downside, of course, is that he'd be tied to this young woman for the rest of his life.

I wish you the best.

RE: Worried!!!

Whose name is on the birth certificate?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Grandparents Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here