Stepmom--but real mom.. Should termination of rights be an option here?

Anjilah - posted on 11/27/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )

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So I am a "stepmom" to an amazing 7 year old girl. Her BM is in and out of prison and has little to no contact with "our" daughter. When she got out of prison the first time since dh was given sole custody she and I had a long talk about how it was going to work out so that everyone could be as involved as possible. We live in TN, they live in WV. Slowly but surely she has landed herself back in jail and in rehab then back to jail. DH and I are going to court soon to get rights temp. suspended on her; problem, SD has 3 half sisters by BM. We'd love for them to continue to see SD but they expect us to pay for EVERYTHING since DH and I are both working. SD knows the truth about her mother. If she asks a question we tell her the God's honest truth. We don't want it to come back on us that we were the ones that lied. SD's maternal side of the family bashes us every chance they get. My SD calls me mom. My husband and I have discussed terminating rights completely from BM; due to her lack of care for the children. thoughts? feedback?

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