I just finished the book.
Susan, it was so good I did it in two sittings. My heart is in my throat. It touches on and brings back so many
of the emotions that I went through, that we must all go through when this happens to us and our grandchildren.
It was beautifully written, as only you could do.
Congratulations and well done.
Dear Susan, I just finished reading your book Grand Wishes and I want to thank you for writing it. I am an "on again, off again" grandmother, currently "on" but recently "off." Every time it happens, I suffer terribly, to the point of heart problems, and I can only assume that my two granddaughters suffer too. I tried counseling, but found that particular therapist to be unhelpful as she had an attitude of "There is nothing you can do." Your book not only named all of my emotions, but did offer things to do short of taking it to court, which in my case would make things worse. I love the information beginning on page 132 and also the pages that begin every chapter. The sentiments are wonderful. Thank you again. Kathryn P.
We provide support, information and education to grandparents experiencing visitation issues with a grandchild.
How we started:
It began with a support group that would bring disenfranchised grandparents together.
A charitable non-profit organization was formed shortly after which provides outreach on a national level. Along the way Susan Hoffman sponsored a bill to help grandparents which became law in 2007.
She lives in Newport Beach California where she is the director of the non-proﬁt organization, Advocates
for Grandparent - Grandchild Connection, AFGGC.
A Changed Law In California (2007) Susan Hoffman
The Assembly bill AB 2517 allowing grandparents to petition the court for visitation, after a stepparent adoption, became law 1-01-07. You can access the bill by going to: , FAMILY CODE: 3100-3105 are the grandparent statutes, and this one is 3104 (b) 5. There was unanimous support and no opposition for AB 2517, drafted on behalf of all the children who no longer have access to their grandparents because of a stepparent adoption.