I think people should think about what NC means and choose what is right for their situation. Is it going to be right for all parties? Maybe not, but I think that NC is a valid choice for someone who had no say and no intention to bring an OC into the world.
The waiting game does suck! I would contact your lawyer about results. My H lawyer called us several weeks before our court date with the test results.
On the topic with NC I fully agree with you all, my FWH found out 5 years ago that he had another OC, daughter, was before we were married from actually back in high school, once the mother got pregnant moved away, we did not know tell she was 21, when she contacted us, her step-dad adopted her, not tell she had children did she find out the whole truth, that was very hard for my H, but we welcomed her with open arms, so he is really scared the same will happen with these twins, he is afraid he wont get a very good share of parental rights, and visitation, OW is being difficult in regards to me being around them, so that is why this can be very frustrating...
I believe NC is a choice that all parties envolved should agree and be able to live with... It is not something you can replace, if you change your mind, you will miss out on alot of things, but it is an individual preference, but I agree with the other as well, that I would not aprove if my husband chose to have NC, for no reason other than not wanting to deal with what has happened, but if it is difficult for OC or OW is difficult, or you just had no idea of their exsistence than those are different circumstances, which are other considerations, but I fully support my husband for him wanting to be part of their lives, it is not there fault who there parents are, like any of us..
I just hope that I can give the OC guidance of what a really happy couple is like, and that bad dicisions do not define who you are, its how you deal with them, that defines you.. So at least they will have some kind of stable sibling in their lives.
I read this other day and made so much sence. I wanted to share
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.
Sending you all best wishes, and I will let you all know as soon as I find out, the outcome of the paternity, I will probably need some support if they are his, cause I'm clinging on to the one small piece of HOPE...
She also said that she is sending H another paper that she wants him to sign allowing the church to perform the religious ceremony that she needs the adoption for in the first place before the adoption is final H and I both agree that there is no way he is signing that paper until we find out when he is no longer obligated to pay CS. Cause if he has to pay until adoption is final and he has already given the church permission to perform the ceremony before the adoption then the OW won't have any incentive to finalize the adoption. She would have already gotten what she wanted, the ceremony and my H money!
It's days like today that I would love to strangle my H for getting us into this mess in the first place!
I am so sorry, it seems like it just nevers ends!
How can you find out about the CS? Everytime you think something is cut and dry, there is always a snag. Here is to hoping that things work out.
We got the results by mail Dec 20th (Merry Christmas). They had already established the support amount without even contacting or consulting my H, which we now have to fight, as never bothered to get his wages at his new job, which are literally 33% less than what he made a year ago!
It took a while to get the results, but we didn't have to go to court, we got them in the mail.
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The worst part is that now so I don't have to try and explain everything to her in an email and have her misunderstand something, I actually have to call and speak to her!
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I called OW yesterday and got her voicemail, I left a message telling her that I had spoken to the family courts here in NY and there was a couple of thing's I needed to talk to her about and to please send me an email letting me know a better time to reach her. Still no email from her, she probably didn't expect me to check into it more myself and now she is freaking out. God, I hate her!!!!
Well got the news today the DNA proves the twins are my H. I kind of expected it, but just didn't want to believe it I guess, Holding out for that glimmer of hope.
It just put me into a rollercoaster of emotions today...
I went and sat in on a couple of CS & custody hearings yesterday, so I would have a better understanding of what the judge will expect of us, and so we will be better prepared, we are do everything pro-bono. except for a little advice from a paralegal.
I'm just very nervouse about the court date in 14 days, being in the court room with OW, seeing her face to face for the first time.. Just hoping I can keep the emotions in check.
I know that even if we know in our hearts OC is our DH's, we still hold on to that hope... I was just there in December.
How smart of you to sit in on other CS proceedings! That is very proactive. We wish you the absolute best, and keep us updated.
Sorry the test came back as his
Good call sitting in at court though, now you kind of know what to expect.
Good luck with your own court date, I will be thinking of you.
I just want her to hurt as bad as she hurt us.. Thats not wrong, but unrealistic I know..
Is it because I just found out the results, that I'm questioning things all over again, I'm having mixed emotions.
I found out the results from OW myspace account, I know, no 2x4's ok, I have been off her space for quit awhile, but took a look today, and wham... Her mood is giggly
and her post says DNA proven **** & **** are FWH's sons, like there was a question.
So I put on mine that Our family keeps growing... Loven it...
So what do you guys think of this, I have pictures of the twins, and I was thinking about putting one up as my default picture... I know its me wanting to get at her, but wouldn't it feel good, and justified...
I just want to do something, and not sure what, or if it will pass... I'm frightened about court, and that now I'm starting over with kids again, and after all this work, will he do this down the road again, It's his first offence. He said he learned his lesson, HOPE SO after all this shit...
Be prepared that you might not even be allowed in the courtroom doing CS hearing. Depends on your state. I just don't want you to be surprised if you get there and you find out you won't be able to go in.
While the myspace thing is tempting, I find the best revenge is to live better. If she that this little revelation has not rattled you, if takes some of the fun out of it for her. I am thinking about you and your family because the next couple of months are going to be difficult, you can always talk to us if you need to.
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And, I believe if she got the DNA results in her hands already, you should also, so I wouldn't even necessarily believe her stupid myspace.
I am totally with you on "questioning everything all over again", but believe me, in my opinion, these women hurt in a different way, but just as much as us. She is raising not one child, but twins ALONE! Your H may visit, but that's still not a "family". And that has to be one of the most painful things in the world, to look at your child and be reminded of the father that didn't want you...
...PM me anytime if you want to chat. My "DNA result" wounds are still fresh as well.
I wont let her see she has the upper hand on me, FWH has been trying to be so caring today, he even said to give myself a hugg for him, cause he knows that is what I always ask him to do, when I am down.
I'm just soooo glad that court is only 14 days away now, then we will know where we stand with this whole mess.
We have a women judge, so I'm hoping she will see right through OW, and not let her belittle me, she really wants to keep those kids from being around me. And using my FWH as a career choice, she should of thought about me not being envolved before she got envolved with my H
Thank you for all of your support, this is never fun, for any of us, and I understand that oh so real..
Sometimes I just sit and wonder, WTF happened, 20+ years, finally got our dream home 6 years ago, having grandchildren over, taking vacations alone, us time.. And now we start all over from ground zero, because of some selfish OW and FWH.. It's all just soooo sad...
Thanks for making me see that again..Was having a BW moment
I know I'm, we are gona be ok, and thats what FWH keeps telling me..
I am pregnant myself, and cannot imagine the pain if the show was on the other foot.