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.

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 [email protected] or you can find me on FB Denise Dozier Melton.

Billie Simms
Billie Simms
  • 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.

Carol Staton
Carol Staton

Grandparents are necessary for the well being to those little ones suffering.They are the lifeline to children of divorce especialy. They nuture, support and give needed love to the grandchild. Not letting a grandparent see their grandchildren and spend time with them should be against the law. My grandsons are my lifeline.

Charli Maxwell
Charli Maxwell

I'm sitting here missing my Magnolia Raine, haven't seen her in over3 years, it hurts. I have 11 other grandchildren but there's a hole in my heart that only she can fill. Granny misses you baby.

Angela Fitzgerald-Snider

I support this cause because every child needs the love of their grandparents. I know what an important part my grandparents played in my life and I feel that every child should have the opportunity to be loved by as many people as possible!

Phyllis Wilson
Phyllis Wilson

Grandparents have so much love to give to a child.

Sherrie Orange
Sherrie Orange

It is important that children know their grand parents.

Mary Ann Merickle
Mary Ann Merickle

I support this cause because I have not seen my two youngest grandchildren in many months due to the problems between their parents. I love them so much, and they love me. My granddaughter turned three several months ago, and I still have her birthday presents on my couch. I do not live in Tennessee, but if a grandparent has never had a thing in their background that would indicate a reason for not seeing their flesh and blood, I feel as Donna Chambers feels, it should be their GOD given...

I support this cause because I have not seen my two youngest grandchildren in many months due to the problems between their parents. I love them so much, and they love me. My granddaughter turned three several months ago, and I still have her birthday presents on my couch. I do not live in Tennessee, but if a grandparent has never had a thing in their background that would indicate a reason for not seeing their flesh and blood, I feel as Donna Chambers feels, it should be their GOD given right to at least be allowed to visit with them from time to time. I dream about them, I cry because I cannot at least have a few hours with them, when I see children in the store where I work that is about their age, I feel as if I am going to cry in front of them. When I see grandparents with their grandchildren, I remind them of how fortunate they are to be blessed in that manner.

Chuck Howell
Chuck Howell

I TOTALLY AGREE THE KIDS NEED TO STAY WITH FAMILY NO MATTER WHAT's GOING ON IT IS MORE COMMON TODAY TO SEE GRANDPARENTS RAISING THERE GRANDKIDS...... GRANDPARENTS DO HAVE RIGHTS!

Mary Mcnear
Mary Mcnear

In a grandparent rising my 4 grandchildren for 5 years now an i thank it's our right to be able to step up an take care of the grandchildren not send them off somewhere with people they don't no an cant love them like family when life is falling apart they need us to stand up an take over so they no there safe an loved no matter what happens grandparents will always be there for them no matter .i can't understand why any state would try an take grandparents rights away because look around...

In a grandparent rising my 4 grandchildren for 5 years now an i thank it's our right to be able to step up an take care of the grandchildren not send them off somewhere with people they don't no an cant love them like family when life is falling apart they need us to stand up an take over so they no there safe an loved no matter what happens grandparents will always be there for them no matter .i can't understand why any state would try an take grandparents rights away because look around you an see just how many grandchildren are living with the grandparents all over the world the kids need all the love an support they can get an trust me when i say that it's sad but true that alot of the kid's

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