I am very thankful, and I am sorry if you are going through this kind of pain, but you assume too much, my wife and I have had to work though very tough issues with one of our kids, and I held then as I do now that the parents of those kids must be the ones to raise them. Our relationship with our child is very good now, but it took time, tears and hard work. None of that has anything to do with the issue; this bill will be used to harm children, whether by the grand parents that are angry with their own kids, or ones that just don't like the choices that their own kids have made about a variety of issues. It is not up to the government to decide to destroy a family, and just like a lot of divorces; the kids are the ones that suffer; being used as weapons against one another. Please do not try to tell me that this is not an obvious result of this kind of law. Do you really think that suing any parents to force them to give up time with their kids will endear them to the one suing them? If you have been one of the many that has been sued, did that experience make you think, oh this person is just doing this for my own good or the good of my child? I know that this is very painful for some grandparents; I've been there, but the risks for the kids, far out way the pain for those grandparents. We as a nation have become too quick to want the government to stick it's nose in and fix the problem for our individual problems while ignoring the whole of society, we pile on debt to fix our problems without any concern for the children that will have to pay it back. This bill has similar consequences; the children will pay to ease the pain of a few grandparents. I hope that you are able to reconcile with your kids.
You must have great kids, and you should be thankful. There are situations where children get caught up in their parent's self destruction and the only real stability they have are their Grandparents. It's good to hear that you have a good family and have not had to endure the sadness in your grandchild's eyes because they do not know what will happen next. This bill is not for families like yours, it gives the children the chance to know all their family, because some parents are too young and jealous and vindictive and only think about themselves, not their children. Those are the people who should be ashamed of themselves. I can only hope that the Grandparents with good intentions use these rights, and pray that the courts do their job in finding what is best for the child.