Alaska should recognize grandparents' rights

Grandparents' rights? Why are they not recognized here? When is the system going to wake up and see that there are a lot of good ones out there that would do anything to save and protect our grandchildren? I have seen children ripped out of the arms of loving family members and returned to bad situations only to be torn away again. You then have mental issues with these kids that can last for years on end. What a shame! Do you not see that you punish the grandparent by losing the children they love so dearly?

In a perfect world the bad parent would see they are in trouble and save the kids by handing them over to their parents. Here though bad parenting is rewarded by monthly checks, yearly dividends, and the earned income credit if they just hang onto the babies. Sad but true. Most times these children never benefit from these payments.The parent blows through the money and then the grandparents see to it the kids are fed and clothed. Yet in the eyes of the law we are nothing because we are just the grandparent. I bet our grandchildren don't see it that way. They are waiting for us to save them like always and the state tells us we don't matter.

Something needs to change here, please?

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