Hi. My wife and I are grandparents to 3 boys whose mother, our daughter, died 14 months ago. Since then the eldest, James 15 years has found it increasingly difficult to live with his father. During the last 3 months James has been living with us on a full time basis and has moved all his possesions in. We love having him and he has no intention of returning to live with his father. However, we get no financial support for him, and as pensioners ourselves, we would not turn him away but we feel its a little unfair that his working father does not support him. Additonally, and this is the main point, when it comes to signing for doctors, dentist and other related issues requiring a parent signature, we have to seek out his father. This issue raised itself last weekend whilst we were away some 200 miles from home, what if anything should happen that requires a legal signature for medical care etc. We would be obliged if you could give us some guidance on the way we should proceed, and although we have scanned the internet, we are uncertain of what is best for both James and us. Regards Mr & Mrs XXXX
Hi Clare. James will be 16 in August 2013.
Hi Clare. Initially he was a little upset but after James was adamant he was not going to return, his father suggested we have him on a 2 month trial basis. That has now expired and we are seeking guidance to what is the next step to make it a permanent thing.
Hi. You really haven't told us any more than we have gleaned from scanning the Internet. I feel I have wasted £22 !!