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  •  Except in the cases where they're not. (1+ / 0-)
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    My other half has raised my son like he's his own since Draco was 2 years old. His biological father was the abusive one. His biological father is the one who couldn't deal with the disability and we had to leave. His step father treats him the same as our daughter, with added concessions towards his disability.

    So while perhaps some step parents react like that, by no means all do. And it's quite possible they would have acted like that anyway, even with a child of their own who was disabled or 'not their favorite'. Favoritism happens in full biological families as well, trust me.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 12:47:36 PM PST

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    •  Well, I was pretty careful (0+ / 0-)

      to say "some" stepparents" and can "sometimes result."

      I realize not all stepparents are like that. Neither are foster parents.

      But of similar cases I have read with this kind of abuse, there often is a non-biological "parent" (stepparent, boyfriend, girlfriend) in the picture. What is interesting is that in this case and in mine, the primary abuser is the child's biological parent and not the stepparent.

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      by CatM on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 04:18:09 PM PST

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