We got custody of our Granddaughters in 2009. At first we thought we were only going to have them for a few months but here we are over 4 years later and they are still with us. We are now officially Kinship carers.
When we first got the children they were 4 1/2 and 22 months. Our lives were turned upside down. I’d like to say that things do get easier as time goes on but I can’!. As the children grow so do the problems, instead of nappy changing and trips to nursery we have school work, after school clubs and trying to keep them occupied to contend with.
We can’t imagine our life without them now, but at the beginning it was very hard. You are basically giving up your life when you take the responsibility for your Grandchildren,