My family and I are just beginning our search to "adopt" a grandparent or grandparents for our children. His parents are not very imvolved with our children and my parents have passed away. I would also hope that the person or people we bond with, would like a relationship with us as well (I have sorely missed having that motherly relationship in my life).
My question are:
1. We are located in the US and, because we would like to spend time with our adopted family, would be looking for someone closeby. Does GransNet have members all over the world, or only in the UK?
2. Is this a terrible idea? Obviously, we would want to run a background check to ensure the safety of our children and there certainly wouldn't be alone time until a relationship was well-established if at all. I just have to believe that there are lots of lovely, safe, and healthy people out there who are also wishing they had children and grandchildren to spend time with...even if the relationship is built somewhat unconventionally. I'm of the mindset, that you have relatives and family. Relatives are people who you are legally related to either through marriage or blood, but they may not be the people who love you best. Family are the people who stand by you no matter what and love you through all things. Sometimes your family are also your relatives, but sometimes they are people that God puts in your life when you need each other the most.
Thank you for reading and I welcome any thoughts you wpuld be willing to share.
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