I've been married for 5 years. Together we have sons who are 10mos & 3 yrs and he has a daughter from his 1st marriage who will be 10 when school starts in the Fall. .... My husbands former wife also remarried and experienced secondary infertility. The opted to skip IVF and all that and just adopt. The adoption was finalized around the Holidays and that girl is a year to the day younger than my stepdaughter. Soooo it's Summer. She spends Summer w/ her daddy and me (and obviously her half brothers) we're being begged, pretty much, to take the new adopted girl as well... at least for a small portion of the Summer and not necessarily for anything "expensive". (we had a trip to Lake Michigan planned) Apparently the girls are terribly bonded and starting school in the middle of the year was tough for her, etc. We met her once for about 3 hours but other than that are strangers. Thoughts?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:57 AM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by Lobelia at 3:04 AM on Jun. 10, 2010
So what is the reason that you are feeling pressured in to taking this other child? Is it because your step-daughter wants this girl to come and spend time with her over the summer at you all house? I think that is a little weird for you all to allow this child to come and spend some time with you all. You don't know this child as you said and she doesn't know you all. How is the relationship between you and the ex-wife? I have to say I have a great relationship with my hubby's ex-wife, Her and I talk more then them two do not cause they have a good relationship just cause we have things that her and I speak about other then just the kids. I find this situation that your faced with a little odd. I could understand If you all new one another but you may really want to maybe take this child for like a weekend and see how it all goes then go from there.
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