It also adds complication due to the legal status of families. I thought about this when I read about a recent news item, where a lesbian couple, who had been together for 12 years, and raised their children together, were splitting up.
As the couple split, the biological mother tried to terminate the other mother’s guardianship status. I can only imagine how devastating that must be for the children!
Not only is their entire world turning upside down – now the two people they love the most, who have been their rocks in life, are trying to push each other out from relationships with the children.
Unfortunately, the mom with guardianship status doesn’t have many rights under the law, even though the kids call her Mom.
Our society is changing in ways that I believe are better for families. We in the legal realm now just have to catch up.
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