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Do stepmoms have rights?

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oldgloryusa

Asked by oldgloryusa at 10:36 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • What kind of rights??? I suppose so. But, it depends. Maybe you could be more specific?
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:37 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Rights where your step kid's are concerned? NO they dont.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 10:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Legally, no. I think it should depend on the situation though.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • as in, legally? good question...i know they do if the bio parent signs papers. i know someone who has rights to know her boyfriends' kids' medical information, take them to the doctors, ect., because he filled out paperwork...not sure about other stuff though, unless they legally adopt.
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Only if both bios give them rights
    katcb1019

    Answer by katcb1019 at 10:42 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • No
    mari2120

    Answer by mari2120 at 10:57 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I think you guys are being really unfair ...stepmothers should be able to function as a mother ad have rights and some of the stepmothers are better at raising kids that the biological mothers. Sheeeesh. My daughter in law is a stepmother to my grandson and she is WONDERFUL!
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:01 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • By the way....stepmom's ...is showing ownership as in : The stepmom's car.
    PLURAL as in two or more is : Stepmoms.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:02 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • If you want to be technical, "..." is only properly used to mark a break in quotation; and a sentence does not begin with punctuation in any form.

    My bil's wife has been my 8 yr old nephew's mom for 7.5 years when his bm decided to sign off her rights. They were never fortunate enough to afford an adoption, and bil & sil split up recently. Should she have rights? Absolutely!

    Does she get em? Doubt it.
    matobe

    Answer by matobe at 11:14 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Should she have rights? Absolutely!


    Tell her to file for custody in the Divorce. She will most likely get some kind of visitation if, she doesn't get joint custody. People think SMs don't have rights but, they do if they have been an active part in the child's life for years.

    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 10:41 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

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