Laura - posted on 12/26/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
You know i've tried looking it up but I just get confused. I live in michigan and I am wondering if anyone knows what a step parent's legal rights are. Also can step children be legally adopted without removing the bio mother's rights? If not how hard is it to remove her rights considering she's already lost one child to the state, and not followed through on custody provisions in the divorce requiring her to complete a rehab program and attend parenting classes. I just don't want anything to happen to these kids if my husband has some sort of unfortunate accident. It's not that the bio mom would be ambitious enough on her own to take the kids, but her parents would push her to do so and pay whatever cost it took. Bio mother has not seen the kids in 3 years and basically has had only sporadic phone contact with them (once every few months) which basically disrupts their lives. Anyway if anyone has any info please let me know.