14. How we’ll manage the relationship with existing children

If either of you have children already whether biological or otherwise. You need to get each others opinion and thoughts about the situation.

Raising a child who’s not your own flesh and blood can be a challenge and it is of utmost importance that you discuss this in great detail.

Points to discuss:

  • How do the children feel about this relationship?
  • Will your partner treat them as their own?
  • Will your partner be able to create a bond?
  • If both of you have children, can they get along?
  • What are the logistics of these children, remember they need to be housed, fed, clothed, educated etc
  • Should only birth parents be in charge of making decisions for their own children?
  • What authority do step-parents have over your children?

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