Jessi - posted on 11/12/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
Her bio mother lost custody of her because she was a really bad drug addict and gave her 3 month old daughter something that caused her to die from some form of servere allergic reaction. Her mother was not allowed contact for almost 6 months. There was a protective order placed and she was ordered to complete a series of programs before she could see her again. After she did that she was allowed supervised and over time she was given more and more. after two years, she was finally given unsupervised overnight visits and joint custody. Now that she is allowed all of this she has been telling my step daughter she is no longer allowed to call me mom and she is trying to interfere with the things i do with her at school. I have been having a battle with myself because I understand that she wants to be there but i worry about my step daughter as well because her mother has done this before and relapsed. My step daughter has been through so many things beacuse of her mother (sexual abuse, abuse, poor thing has been through just about everything you can think of). I dont know how to handle the situation because i feel i should still protect her but I also know that her mother wants to be there for her as well. what do you suggest I should do?