Need help to save grandson
Organized by: Tammy Armstrong
I desperately need help, please. My dear grandson Henry has lived with me since he was 3 days old. His bio Mom has not been able to parent him properly. Nor his bio father. I was always afraid to try to get custody in court because I was always threatened by the bio parents that if I lost I would not see my dear grandson anymore- even though I was the one who has been raising him. in September I had to call CPS because of the violent fighting in their home. is CPS for their assistance to declare my grandchild a child in need of assistance and have him permanently live with me. Instead, a horrible mistake was made. They gave the bio mom an ultimatum. They told her to go to a shelter with my grandson , to get away from her abusive husband ( who she abuses too ), or the child ( my grandson ) would be placed in foster care. Unbelievably, she chose to give him up ! :( :( :( He has been in 2 foster homes and is so sad and all he wants is to come back home to me and the only home he has ever known. He has a little dog here too that awaits for his boy to return. My family is so heart broken that this has happened. All the types of places like Legal Aid , Pro Bono, Public Defender's , etc., will not help me because I am the grandparent, considered a third party, and I therefore do not qualify for free legal assistance. I have found an attorney who finally had me come in to his office for a consultation. His fee is 3,000 but if I offer half, there are services he will provide for me to be able to prepare for court. I am actually hoping for the whole amount , but any amount to cover any legal expenses will be most appreciated. My dear grandson does not belong in foster care, he belongs home with his family. Please help me to be able to get him back home. When I am allowed to talk to him weekly, he begs for me to save him and make the judge bring him home. Thank you and God bless you for reading my ad.