Nobody has any idea how bad the abuse was, or why we divorced, and I still have to see my ex on occasion.
My question is: How do I address my divorce circumstances politely, without burdening my new connections with a heavy dose of emotional content?
If you cannot afford it, and if you believe it will not put either of them in harm’s way, your best option may be to encourage her to seek resources from the financial assistance center at the hospital where she plans to give birth.
Are we obligated to continue paying for her medical expenses?
My first impulse was to tell you to speak with the adoption agency you’re working with, since presumably they have policies in place for situations exactly like yours.
It is worth having, regardless of whom your daughter is dating, and I’m glad you’re prepared to start now.
Dear Prudence, My husband and I have been preparing to adopt a baby from “Anita” for six months.
But if nothing else, let this serve as a useful lesson in why it is so important to work with a reputable agency that balances the needs of birth parents and prospective adoptive parents, for situations just like this one.