I have been married to my DH for 5 yrs and been together for 8 yrs. He has an 11 yr old daughter from a previous relationship that lives 1600 miles away. He has had little to no contact with his DD in the last 11 years because of the BM moving and changing phone numbers. Before April 1st it had been 2 yrs since we've heard from his DD (we hired a PI to find them). When we finally contacted them the BM says that she can no longer handle DD and wants us to take care of her.
Now here is my life style...My DH has been working offshore for the past 2 yrs (28 days on 14 days home) and we have a 2 yr old DS. So I take care of a house (clothing, dishes, cooking, yard work etc), I run a business and I raise my DS by my self.
Now I have the SD in my possession with no custody papers and no DH to help take care of her. I have no legal rights to SD, so I can't enroll her in school, get her to the dr or make life decisions for her.
Has any one else raised a SD or SS without either BP around?