I have no biological children (unable to conceive), but I do have three step children. Ages 7,9,10. Who are being raised completely different from the way they would be raised if my husband and I had custody of them. Neither the mom or the step dad work, they live in "the projects" paying $11 a month rent, food stamps, get help from the government with the utilities, the ONLY income is my husband child support check. They are allowed to watch rated R movies, listen to music with cuss words, the 10yr is allowed to spend the night with his 12yr old girlfriend. The 7yr old girl spends the night with some other girl that lives in the "apartments" that is 13 and has a 15yr old brother. The 9 and 10 year old boys have to share a bed. She is constantly drinking and taking prescription drugs in front the kids, she even overdosed in front of the kids and was taken to the hospital via ambulance. (Trust me, we are trying for custody as we speak.) We were denied temporary custody and now we are waiting for the court date to come up for permanent custody. Both my husband and I work and make sure we provide way beyond the child support, clothes, shoes, haircuts, hairbows, bookbag, supplies, cell phones, etc. But no matter what I do, she is always bad mouthing me to the kids, or texting me with ugly things, or emailing me telling me I have no right to take her daughter to get her nails done or take her son's shopping. I am a Christian and we go to church often, when the children are with us they go and 2 of them have recently been saved. Her husband is atheist and is telling my step children insane things. When they are with us they take daily baths. After her having them for 7 days they came back to us literally stinking with dirty clothes on, not just stained but dirty like have not been washed but worn atleast 3 times. It is horrible! I don't know what else to do.... I am praying that we do get custody. For the sake of the kids!
I just need some advice. Maybe from other stepmom's out there.
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:14 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
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