Sign Petition

Grandparent rights in Washington State

39 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

Sponsor

www.WashingtonStateExtendedFamilies.com Check out our chat and blog: http://wsef.forumotion.com Read my story on my website. I am highly motivated to change the system. Join with me.
  • Debra Townsend
    Debra Townsend United States, Ferndale
    May 19, 2016
    May 19, 2016
    I raised my Grandchildren for 19 months (one since he was 4 months old) and because of the lack of support from CPS and the stress that was caused, we lost them to a foster family! I want rights to see these babies that I have raised and that miss me terribly! I get one 45 minute visit a week SUPERVISED and I did NOTHING WRONG! This needs to change!
  • 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
See More
39

Signatures

  • 7 months ago
    Debra Townsend United States
    7 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Diana Beth United States
    8 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Jody Scotece United States
    8 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Debbie Duncan United States
    8 months ago
  • 9 months ago
    Dorothey McPherson United States
    9 months ago
  • 10 months ago
    Diana Larson United States
    10 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    Megan wright United States
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Michelle sankey United States
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Cindy Barrett United States
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    Sabrina Reyes
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Lee Kasper
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Valarie Glassow United States
    3 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Dorathi A. Lehman United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Cynthia Herington United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Angie Owens United States
    4 years ago
See More