I would really love to adopt my stepchildren who I've been a mother to for five years

Lee - posted on 11/22/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I met my husband six years ago. He was a single dad. His ex wife is addicted to drugs and was recently sentenced to two 5 year sentences for felonies. She has another case for another felony for which she will probably serve another 5 years. She has not seen the children in over 8 years because she refused to go to court ordered counseling or follow any of the judges orders. She used to call now and then but no longer does. She has never paid any child support. Our youngest child was very young when her dad got sole custody and she doesn't remember her mom. I am the only mom she has known. Our older child has vague memories of her but more of his grandparents who he lived with for some time before Dad got custody. They have not contacted the kids or written or anything for years. I would love to adopt them as I love them as my own. I have a child from a previous relationship and so we are a blended family. What do you think our chances are of making this happen? Thanks. Lee


Michelle - posted on 11/23/2013




The Mother has to agree to the adoption. Since we don't know her we really have no idea how it will work out.
I would suggest getting a lawyer and getting the paperwork drawn up. If she agrees to sign over her rights and you adopt her children the great. If she doesn't then you will just have to keep going the way you are.

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