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A family situation necessitates that either one of my sisters or we obtain custody of my 6-year-old twin niece and nephew. ...this is a heartwrenching and difficult situation for the whole family, and we all want to do what is best for everyone involved. My younger sister seems to be the best candidate for adopting them right now as she has the income, the space, and the kids seem to be attached to her.
My sister called me today crying because she is so stressed out about the whole situation (She is worried about having to go through court if my brother and sister in law do not decide to sign over their rights, getting beds and other things the kids need in time, and babysitting our older sister's kids at the same time, etc) She seems to be having second thoughts about what to do.
Now, my husband and I have talked it over several times in the last year and have decided that if no one else in the family can take care of them, we would move to a bigger place and take them in ourselves.
We have two little girls, ages 3 and 4. I have to think about what is best for all 4 of the children. Emotionally, how do I prepare my children for the possibility of maybe having two older siblings?
My sister's confidence seems to be restored, and she is trying to gain permanet custody of the twins. My brother is doing what he can to get his estranged wife to come around to the idea (She is unstable and unpredictable and a drug addict since before the twins were born. She has had children from a previous marriage taken away as well.) My brother realizes that it is in the best interest of the children for them to have stability instead of being tossed around to different households. If you offer prayers, they would be appreciated for the situation. Thank you for all advice/support.
Answer by coala at 9:24 PM on Jun. 12, 2012
Answer by feralxat at 3:31 PM on Jun. 12, 2012
Answer by DDDaysh at 11:25 PM on Jun. 13, 2012