I became a " grandmother" to young children, 3, 5, and 6 at this time. I have been the only "grandmother" that they have had for over 18 months. I was the mother
of their previous foster parents, and took RESPA training so that I could keep them, be with them etc. For the entire time they were in my Sons home they knew me as their Grandmother, after they were returned to their parents I still did the same. Seeing them several times a week, they stayed with me, I payed for preschool for the youngest and more. We have taken them on two family vacations, one was a cruise and the other was to Disney land. They are once again in CPS custody and they are now living with their Great Aunt, who wants me to continue to see, visit babysit, and be their "grandmother". However, the ADLIAM was really mean and ugly to me, and told me that because I help the parents, by giving groceries, gas and paid for the youngest to go to preschool that I enabled the parents. I tried to help the parents to get clean after they were taken and they ended up burglerizing my home. I pressed charges and have had nothing to do with them. The parents at one time wanted me to have the children and even ask if we would do paper work to keep them should anything happen to them. However since I have pressed charges and will not drop them the mother, not the father, have said I can not have any contact unless I drop the charges. THe aunt is in complete disagreement and wants me in their lives. They love me and I love them. Under Texas Family Code 102.004 2b It states that an orginal suite requesting possessory conservorship ( visitations
) may not be filed by a grandparent or other person. However, the court may grant a grandparent or other person deemed by the court to have had substantial past contact with the child leave to intervene in a pending suite filed by a person authorized to do so under this subchapter if there issatisfactory proof to the court that appointment of a parent as a sole managing conservervator or both parents as joint managing conservators would significantly impair the child's physical health or emtional development.
So can I? I mean the aunt is being looked at to adopt the children and parents rights are currently being sought to terminate.