We're in the middle of a step-parent adoption, thankfully it's consented. My ex has only visited my daughter one time, was not an active participant experiencing the entire pregnancy with me, and he has simply never showed any desire to be there. His family is the exact same. They've simply never had anything to do with her.
This is really the best situation for her. She doesn't know that side of the family and if anything ever happened to me, she would legally go to him until this process is complete. I cannot even fathom that happening. My husband and his family is all she knows, and right now it just sucks because legally he has zero rights to her (that's going to change within the next 45 days).
I am sure she will eventually ask questions, and I will not hide anything from her. However, my ex has made it VERY clear he wants NO contact with her. She does have a little baby sister that was born a few months ago (contd)
at 8:35 PM on May. 15, 2011