Sometimes caring about children, especially your own grandchildren, can put a strain on relationships and tug at your heart strings, we all want to do the right thing. The right thing would be to make the parents of your granddaughter be accountable. They had the pleasure of making her and now need to step up and support her, unless they are not alive.There are too many excuses we accept from them...snow flakes that melt under the slightest pressure & go running off, addiction, jail time, can't be found, just don't want to be a mom and dad and provide a loving family. You see it even now days when parents put the child into daycare rather than stay home and love that baby, they place it where it has to compete for attention and is not loved all day. Your granddaughter is so very lucky to have a wonderful grandma like you to take care of her. You need to go after the source and make them pay for her. A pro bono lawyer might be a good place to start.