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Grandparent rights in Washington State

38 Signatures Goal: 100

Grandparents have no rights in Washington State. This is the only state in the Union who does not recognize or support the important role of Grandparents and thriving of the grandchild(ren). This petition specifically is designed to encourage change for Grandparents before the children are taken and after the children are removed. Once the children are taken, only Washington State has power and authority - an authority set up by the State itself with specific laws governing and supporting state exclusive domination over the family and extended family. We the People and Families of Washington State require: 1. That Grandparents begin to get recognized as a viable authority within the system of families not just the State or CASA. 2. Grandparents are more familiar with the family system and are often The Voice of the Children. 3. Grandparents and other family members should be offered the opportunity to parent the grandchildren before dependency is established not just after. Speedy placement with relatives should be law. 4. Educate the community about the process of dependency and what to do before dependency is established. This education should be made readily available to all persons and a priority in regards to continued family unification. 5. Visitation allowed with grandparents if there is dependency so that the grandchild(ren) can continue the established relationship 6. A provision for mediation of conflicted core families with extended families

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  • Diana Beth
    Diana Beth United States, Albertville
    Mar 22, 2016
    Mar 22, 2016
    Grandparents are an important part of a children's lives.
  • Jody Scotece
    Jody Scotece United States, Post Falls
    Mar 22, 2016
    Mar 22, 2016
    How tragic is it that your own children USE their kids as weapons or tools of manipulation against their own parents. Please do tell how you can love your kids and yet take away LOVE from them by taking away their grand parents because they won't bow down to you or be control by you. These people need to remember that these same kids you have taken grand parents from WILL REMEMBER this when they grow up and it will all come back around.
  • Jody Scotece
    Jody Scotece United States, Post Falls
    Mar 22, 2016
    Mar 22, 2016
    my kids don't let me see my grandkids and this is WRONG
  • Dorothey McPherson
    Dorothey McPherson United States, Tacoma
    Mar 04, 2016
    Mar 04, 2016
    My son and x-girfriend have a daughter. My son and her have played the child against each other. I have done everything I can to spend time with her. As long as I'm putting out the money its ok but to have her spend the night etc its a constant battle. I want to take her on vacations like I did with my other granddaughters and Im denied for every excuse you can imagin. They each go on trips without her and she is the one that looses out.
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    Diana Beth United States
    1 month ago
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    Jody Scotece United States
    1 month ago
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    Debbie Duncan United States
    1 month ago
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    Dorothey McPherson United States
    2 months ago
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    Diana Larson United States
    3 months ago
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    Megan wright United States
    6 months ago
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    Michelle sankey United States
    8 months ago
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    Cindy Barrett United States
    10 months ago
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    Sabrina Reyes
    1 year ago
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    Lee Kasper
    1 year ago
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    Valarie Glassow United States
    3 years ago
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    Dorathi A. Lehman United States
    3 years ago
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    Cynthia Herington United States
    4 years ago
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    Angie Owens United States
    4 years ago
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    Garnita Backus United States
    4 years ago
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