Gloria - posted on 08/09/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )
My daughter who is almost 17 yrs old has been raised by my husband since she was 2yrs old. Her father has not been very active in her life. He has never supported her financially. He moved out of state when she was 7 yrs old been in and out of jail, this last time he was incarcerated for 9 months. My husband has been the father figure most of her life he is very involved with her. She is very close to my husbands family. Lately she has been mentioning to me that she would like to change her name. She feels no connection with her fathers family she feels different. She is very close to my husbands family. She said that she feels more rooted towards my husbands family. She is going to call her biological father and tell him what she wants to do. I know they will give her a lot of flack for it. But truth is he has never been there for her. How should I handle this situation.