Originally Posted by Martinis at 8
Move on without the baggage. Also for the girl, worst gift a parent can give a kid is a step-parent. Doesn't even matter if it's a good step-parent. It's nice to say, "I am the parent of my own children". M8
I'm usually pretty evenhanded in my comments, but you are just wrong, this both from personal experience and from observing lots
of other cases. Just as an example, I know one guy who never found the right woman, and he raised/is raising, a household full of "unadoptable" boys. I would say that he gives them (he is not a foster parent, but has formally adopted all of them, so he is not doing this for the money, trust me) an immeasurably better upbringing than any one of them would have had being bounced from foster home to foster home, or from institution to institution. I'm probably not the first to tell you this, but if I am, I may be doing you a huge service. You come off as a pompous ass in writing. Fok. (not writing as a moderator).