My mom is a WONDERFUL woman, as most of us think of our mothers as wonderful people. She is hard-working, loving, independent, care-provider for a family of eight people on a one-person salary. It's been hard on her and even if she doesn't want me to know that, I do. She is in the process of adopting my nephew (My sister gave him to my mom after entering MAJOR post-partum depression after the birth of her second son). The birth father has had NOTHING to do with either of the boys for about 2 years now ((Logan, the oldest will be 4 in November and Colton(with my mom) will be 2 in February)). He hasn't even bought a diaper or offered to babysit...dead beat dad. Anyways, when he gets mad he'll call my mom and threaten to take Colton away from her (she's had him sinceh ew as 2 weeks old- in her eye's & mine that is HER baby). In the state of Tennessee, if the birth parent(s) have nothing to do with their child for 2 years, whether they want to or not, they lose their parental rights. February will be 2 years for Colton. My mom plans to start the adoption then. She is his guardian and with my sister (Nicole) signing her rights over to my mom the adoption should be quick. But I know that it won't be easy. I was just looking for someone who could understand. My mom tells me that I am her foundation and therapist so I need advice to give her. I know she should never give up. But what struggles will she face? How can I help her? Any & ALL suggestions would be helpful.
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