I am a step-mom. My husband and I gave up our rights to our children for their safety and for them to finally see peace. The children were torn by the lies and a high conflict birth mother. This blog is how I am hoping to start moving forward again. For almost a year now I have done nothing but do basic routines and cry. So my hope is that if someone sees this and reads about what I have been through then they can better look out for themselves.