Thank you for your follow-up.
Sorry about that, I just wanted to be sure that were communicating exactly about the same situation, and I was aware of all of the facts.
First of all you are always free to formally designate a new guardian or custodian for the children. Since the paternal grandparents were found to be fit, you can definitely grant them guardianship. Be aware that since CPS is involved, they may choose to intervene and either agree with the petition, or provide different evidence and information to the courts so as to possibly sabotage your means of transferring guardianship. That is highly unlikely, but is possible.
Second, once you transfer guardianship, even if on a temporary basis, it becomes an issue later to possibly retain custody. That is because the grandparents may contest you for the parental rights
, and may attempt to claim and show later that you are unfit. It all depends on your relationship with them--they may simply withhold the children from you in the future. However if you do transfer, and CPS agrees, it would freeze their desire to move the children to foster care simply because under CPS's view, the children would be away from the possible dangerous and unhealthy environment that is your household.
Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 12/1/2010 at 7:36 AM EST