Even in Paradise, Sometimes It Falls to Grandparents to Raise Grandchildren

A 70 year old Hawaiian Grandmother is raising her teenaged and preteenaged adopted grandson, and her grandniece and grandnephews, of whom she is legal guardian. Because their parents are unable to do the job.

Making matters worse, this Grandmother recently suffered a stroke that left her dependent on a wheelchair to get around.

She manages to care for the kids, with her 18 year old grandson’s help.

But she worries about child protective services removing the children if she can’t take care of them.

She gets by with public assistance, but would welcome additional assistance, especially for a larger vehicle to accommodate her wheelchair.

Legal Aid of Hawaii offers grandparent seminars on child protective services, adoption and guardianship, complete with free resource kits.

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