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These Stepparents Want You To Know What It's Really Like In Blended Families

1. I’m Raising Her, But Have No Say In The Legal World
"I've been a stepparent for 15 years. Her mom is only involved when it suits her. I do everything a parent does, but always knew in the back of my mind, legally, I had no say. Things are different now that she is over eighteen. But, prior to that, I made all decisions regarding everything. My husband and I would talk about the medical stuff, make decisions, and then he would present it. In those cases, I was in the background." Samantha L.