Denise Dozier Melton
Denise Dozier Melton

I am going through a case that could be some new case law. My son signed his rights over to his daughter so she could be adopted by her step-father. My son had some issues to say the least. This information was kept from me until it was too late to turn back on the adoption. Federal law says adoption severes all ties, grandparent laws says ties are severed only if the child is adopted by someone other than a relative or a step-parent. The problem is the ties were severed by adoption...

I am going through a case that could be some new case law. My son signed his rights over to his daughter so she could be adopted by her step-father. My son had some issues to say the least. This information was kept from me until it was too late to turn back on the adoption. Federal law says adoption severes all ties, grandparent laws says ties are severed only if the child is adopted by someone other than a relative or a step-parent. The problem is the ties were severed by adoption first. I was getting to see my granddaughter up until the adoption was final and was told they would never keep her from me. Prior to the adoption they were not denying me visitation so I had no grounds to file, after the adoption they stopped visitation and itw was too late. I plan to take this as far as I have to go. I am the Executive Director of a very well know child advocacy Center in TN, Cumberland Children's Center- House of Hope. who better than to take this as far as it needs to go to expose the flaw in the state law when parents use deceptive measures to work around the laws. I am ready and will need much support if it goes that far. If you will help me please email me with letters and petitions please email me at denisemelton1@hotmail.com or you can find me on FB Denise Dozier Melton.

Billie Sims
Billie Sims
  • Denise Dozier Melton

You got mine girl, Go for it and I will be praying!

Gary Mckenzie
Gary Mckenzie
  • Denise Dozier Melton

You know you have all my support and help!

Elizabeth Newton
Elizabeth Newton
  • Denise Dozier Melton

Let me see what I can find in case law for you.

Ruth Brown McCoy
Ruth Brown McCoy
  • Denise Dozier Melton

Tell me what to do and say.

Tina Sherrill Bolin
Tina Sherrill Bolin
  • Denise Dozier Melton

Just let me know exactly wwhat you need Denise.

Denise Dozier Melton
Denise Dozier Melton
  • Denise Dozier Melton

Thank you, and when and if it comes to letters and petittions I will be be calling on all my friends ...thank you!!! I may not see the change before my granddaguther turns 18 but I will do what I have to do to make sure this doesn't happen to another grandparent becasue it has been the most hurtful thing I have ever had to endure.

Lillie Burrell
Lillie Burrell
  • Denise Dozier Melton

I agree grandparents should have rights to their grandchildren. But I believe that'd they shouldn't be able to use the law, & a political friendship, maliciously as has happened to us. I feel that there should be a notation that grandparents cannot have custody of their grandchild/grandchildren unless both parents are perfectly & legally unfit. Not just a because-I-feel-like-it decision. There has been too much pain, confusion & destroying of lives because of this on our side of the...

I agree grandparents should have rights to their grandchildren. But I believe that'd they shouldn't be able to use the law, & a political friendship, maliciously as has happened to us. I feel that there should be a notation that grandparents cannot have custody of their grandchild/grandchildren unless both parents are perfectly & legally unfit. Not just a because-I-feel-like-it decision. There has been too much pain, confusion & destroying of lives because of this on our side of the legal fence. There needs to be a specific law to control both our types of situations.

Denise Dozier Melton
Denise Dozier Melton
  • Denise Dozier Melton

Not wanting custody just visits like we used to have.

Kathy Meadows Walton
Kathy Meadows Walton

I have some friends that really need grandparental rights as they have to suffer not seeing their grandchildren or allowed to be in those kids lives due to conflict between the parent(s) and grandparent(s). I didn't realize that grandparents had no rights until one of my friends tested this therory. Please sign this petition.

Kimberly McCaslin Walton
Kimberly McCaslin Walton
  • Kathy Meadows Walton

Ugh I love signing thins like this but I don't believe in this cause at all... The only reason grandparents should be given rights I'd if they are financially supporting the child or parent... Otherwise its the parents choice who interacts with their child... And if they happen to decide a certain grandparent isn't fit they shouldn't have to be forced to let their child around them.... My opinion

Kathy Meadows Walton
Kathy Meadows Walton
  • Kathy Meadows Walton

yes I agree with that partially, but I know quite a few "so-called" adults that use their children as weapons against their parents in their petty childish feuds and the kids are the victims. It's sad but true!

Kimberly McCaslin Walton
Kimberly McCaslin Walton
  • Kathy Meadows Walton

That may be true but in other adult cases the grandparents are not fit or not seen as a morally good person... it is in the parents best interest to keep those toxic type of people out of their childrens lives.... I dont agree with this cause in the least bit....

Joan Cogdell
Joan Cogdell

When kept away from grandparents for selfish reasons, you can bet your last penny that Karma will come visiting! And we all know that Karma is a bitch! Be very careful with your children's hearts! You don't want to break their spirit or hearts. They are fragile. Show respect for their wishes and they will return it. Keep God in their lives, for surely you'll never regret it.

Janice L Love
Janice L Love

Grandparents should have rights n all States.I've had to go after my rights in S.C. before.(.S.C. no longer has theses right now..)I have 3 Precious Grands, n I have seen them hurt so much because of not been able to see there Grandparents! For the love of God n our Grands Please sign this Petition.....Thanks.

Rosie Wyatt
Rosie Wyatt

I have three of the most Beautiful Grand-daughters and I just could not imagine my life without them.I love them as if they were mine.......Please sign the petition........THANKS.

Carolyn Wirgau
Carolyn Wirgau

This is for a good cause~~ The children who need their grandparents when parents aren't around by choice or just can't be around

Barbara Biggers
Barbara Biggers

Our situation is very heart breaking. Until our granddaughter was 5 1/2 months we saw or had her every other weekend. Her guardianship s in the hands of her maternal grandmother. Our son is her father. The maternal grandmother does not like my son for many reasons. Because of this she ha withheld visits from us for almost three years (34 months). We DO NOT want to remove her from the guardianship....we just want to have the right to visit with our granddaughter. The maternal...

Our situation is very heart breaking. Until our granddaughter was 5 1/2 months we saw or had her every other weekend. Her guardianship s in the hands of her maternal grandmother. Our son is her father. The maternal grandmother does not like my son for many reasons. Because of this she ha withheld visits from us for almost three years (34 months). We DO NOT want to remove her from the guardianship....we just want to have the right to visit with our granddaughter. The maternal grandmother has abolished all contact....absolutely none at all. Please give the rights to be her grandparens...that is what we want....to be able to have reasonable visits and phone call rights. You could make this family so happy. We love our granddaughter so very much.

Lon Gravett
Lon Gravett

Please share this on your facebook pages, newsfeeds, and on the pages of friends.

Kelly Lee Lewis
Kelly Lee Lewis

Please sign it!

Debra Pruett
Debra Pruett

Praying you will get your visitation back! GOD IS GOOD!

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