@aster75 Thank you. We also have no contact with our son's family.. He is bipolar 1 and his wife controls him and seems to know what's best for him. The sad thing we have not seen out granddaughter since she was 3 and she is now nine. They live in NY and both are professor's, except my son cannot teach because of his illness. Marlowe can skype with us when she's at her grandma in Chicago. She sends me pictures and in my birthday card Marlowe had made Us something. We have talk to our lawyer to see if he can do anything. If they lived in Iowa there was nothing we could do unless one of them dies. But he's contacting a lawyer in NY to see what there law is and all I want is to skype with her, talk to her over the telephone and be able to mail things to her. Now I have to send letters and gifts to the grandmother in Chicago and she forwards it to her. We would let Marlowe decide if she would want to visit us.
Thanks for caring.