As a parent who has raised his or her children into adulthood, having a grandchild is a beautiful experience. Just knowing your grandchildren are out there brightening the lives of everyone they touch, however, isn't enough. Grandparents want to spend time with their grandkids. This is why it can be so difficult when a grandparent is denied access to his or her grandchildren.
Fortunately, new family laws in Illinois will soon support grandparents who are desperate to spend time with their grandchildren. Two new laws associated with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have boosted grandparents' rights in our state.