Our lead adoption attorney, Tonya L. Whipple, assists grandparents in asserting their rights. If a parent of your grandchild has died, is incarcerated or incapacitated, or is otherwise unfit or incompetent to care for your grandchild, you may attempt to become the guardian of, or even adopt, your grandchild. Guardianship allows you to legally care for your grandchild and provide love and support, while not ending the parental rights of the child’s parents. A guardianship may also be the first step toward permanent adoption.