Brother is now a single full time daddy
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|Wed, 01-20-2010 - 7:13pm|
I had mentioned that my brother has a baby daughter who is almost 7 months old now and the mother and him are not together. My brother decided about a month ago to file papers in the courts to have things actually in writing and they decided to do share custody so both of them had her 50% and neither owned child support this way. Well a couple of days ago she sends my brother a text telling him she doesn't want Kynslee (the baby) anymore and wants to give up her rights! She said that when she dropped her off she would bring all of Kynslee's things with her and that she would sign whatever papers needed to be signed.
So yesterday she actually did just that and my brother spoke to his attorney and was told that the mom can sign whatever papers but they won't hold up in court if she ever decided to change her mind again. Instead my brother will have full custody and will be the decision maker for Kynslee and her mom will have basically no say and will also have to pay some child support.
I just can't imagine what she must be thinking. Who does this???? It is just awful and it breaks my heart that a mother would actually decide after 7 months that she doesn't want her baby. I know it can't be easy being a single mom but my brother had Kynslee every other week so it wasn't like she didn't get any break. I know my brother will do a great job taking care of Kynslee and my parents are close for help and support which is good.
I was able to spend several days with my brother and Kynslee during the holidays and she is such a sweetie and has a great personality and is so happy which makes it even harder to fathom how she could decide to do this not that it would ever make sense to me. DH and I even talked about us adopting her if my brother wasn't able to do it but I think he will be just fine.