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Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Omokoroa
donzais. depends where your career takes you,if you have to use a daycare your little one will have lots of contacts during the day.
Member since 07 Nov 2006
Member from Avondale
I have recently moved back to Akld with my 18mth old son. We are on our own, with no family at all up here. It was my choice to do this, for my own sanity, plus to continue with my career. But because of this move, I feel that my son is now missing out on being with older people (ie., his grandparents) and was wondering if you had any thoughts on how I would go about looking for people that maybe interested in becoming part of the family. I am not looking for babysitters, I am looking for older people that perhaps don't have their own grandchildren in town and miss being around younger people. I realise I have to be very careful about this, so thought I would get online and see what you guys thought. Hope to hear back soon. Donzals...
Member since 20 Sep 2006
Member from Wanganui
I work for a NCO, and recently we were approached by the local Catholic Dio, asking if we could survey our parents that we work with, to see if they would be interested in the church finding them surrogate grandparents, for the exact same reason as you. Therefore I suggest you could try the Catholic Dio in Auckland so see if they too are running a similar type support programme for young and old alike.
Best of Luck with that
Thanks for both replies. Yes Pearly he does get alot of socialising during the day, but that is not with the older generation, or adult males. So I will contact the Catholic Dio and see if they are running the support programme.
Member since 16 Nov 2006
Member from Wainoni
join a group or volunteer
with something that will put you in contact with the age group you are wanting contact with .Rest home ,Gardening clubs meals on wheels blind foundation.or your freinds families.
Big Error - Sorry its the Anglican Dio, my senior was working with me today, and mentioned her mistake in forward the info on, so I thought I had better let someone know
Member since 14 Jan 2007
Member from Foxton Beach
I live too far away to offer my services (the other end of NZ :grin, I already fulfill that role for another family. I am due to get new hearing aids in the next few weeks, awaiting delivery, but then will be looking at joining up in the buddy system. Wonderin if perhaps you look at the community notices in your local library, they may have info there of help?
Member since 08 May 2010
Post deleted at 08 May 2010 8:38am by SammySamantha
We are a family of 4, myself, James and our two kids. We recently moved to Perth, Australia from the UK and are missing our families. We are keen to meet up with surrogate grandparents as we both feel it's important for our kids to have some seniors in their lives. I also miss by Mum and would love someone older than me to talk to. We want surrogate grandparents to fully participate in our family. We've taken the first step and created a profile on http://www.grandparentswanted.com - I'm really excited about meeting some nice seniors
Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
Hello SammySamantha, and welcome,
That is too long so I will call you SS. You do realise that this is a NZ site?
It might be difficult for someone to act as surrogate grandparents from here. Never know though.
Member since 10 Sep 2012
Member from Hamilton North
Hi there we are a young newly wed couple who have been trying for a family , because of medical circumstances i can not have chlidren or carry, we are loving and caring and always open our home to children and are very family orientated . we have been looking for a surrogate to help us start our own family please and havent had much luck so if there is anyone out there than can help or send us in the right direction would really appreciate it please thanks
Member since 04 Oct 2007
Member from Te Awamutu
Think you might be speaking to the wrong age group here....were a 50+ group but good luck
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