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Fighting for a Childhood

I know everyone has a different experience when raising someone else’s child, but one thing that really gets me fired up is how fast Matthew has been forced to grow up. Childhood is precious, the younger years go by so quickly, yet the effects and the memories can last a lifetime. Sometimes I feel like [...]

Child Custody and Rummy 500

I have found that dealing with custody issues in court is a lot like playing a good game of Rummy.
First, you get all the good cards that you can. Don’t underestimate the value of each card. Good cards aren’t just the aces and face cards, those are obvious; good cards, played correctly, can be low-point [...]

Mom, Legal Guardian, Custodian, In Loco What???

The whole title thing is a bit of an issue for us sometimes. I’m not Matthew’s biological mother, and he was introduced to me when he was 2 by my first name. It does lead to some confusion from strangers, and even well-wishing friends and family members. I can’t tell you how many times someone [...]

Legal Guardianship and In Loco Parentis - Acting Parent at School

When you’re in loco parentis at the school, you’re considered the legal guardian of the child. I have a copy of the form I used for legal guardianship. If you need a blank copy, just let me know. I’m happy to share my resources.
It’s important to know that as legal guardian, you don’t necessarily trump [...]

Standing in place of the parent, or acting parent, or "in loco parentis" is a big job that comes with a unique set challenges. I created this blog to share my story and my experiences with those who find themselves in a similiar situation. I look forward to hearing your comments!

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