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We are the grandparents of a 4 year old little boy who was taken into care 6 weeks ago. We have been told that he will be adopted by someone outside of the family. As we have had a lot of input into his upbringing and we still have a lot of contact with him even though he is in foster care which is Thursdays 9.00pm till 7.00pm and Saturdays 8.00pm till 7.00pm so we can continue to maintain activities ie dancing and swimming lessons we do together.We would like to know if we have legal rights to see our grandson on a regular basis when he is adopted. What is the law regarding this in England at the moment please?
Thank you for your reply. We were assessed last week as potential full time carers and shall be discussing the social workers report this Friday.
Due to our grandsons age we have been told he will be adopted very quickly should neither his individual parents or ourselves are considered suitable full time carers. Both his parents are drug addicts and I am very concerned for him and believe that losing us in his life is an additional trauma he will endure. It seems harsh to be putting us in this 'all or nothing' situation regarding his well being and care. We wondered if there was perhaps another way/solution that has not yet been put to us?
Thank you as you have confirmed what we have been told but we had hoped there was some way it may be possible to have regular contact with our grandson should he be adopted by a 'stranger'.