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Old 04-08-2014, 10:31 AM
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Has anyone here had the experience of having either during childhood, teenage years, or even young adulthood, the experience of being quasi-adopted by a second father or second mother? For instance, ayour childhood friend's parents, an aunt or uncle, family friend, someone that works in your community, a professor during your college years. The most famous example would be Robert Kiyosaki's second father in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Such a person may not live with you, but develops a very close friendship that has some child-parent dynamic to it.

1. What was the experience like?

2. What do you think the boundaries of such a relationship are compared to real adoption?

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Old 04-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Location: New Jersey
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My grandmother, Who cared for me even when my mother was alive a lot of the time. She raised me after mom died, And I owe my life to her, She taught me everything I know. No amount of gratitude is enough.

As far as boundaries-She became my mom. Nuff said.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:26 PM
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My cousin's wife's (meaning my cousin-in-law) sister was killed in a car accident. She was single with a child and my cousin and his wife (meaning the child's aunt) decided to adopt him and bring him up with their younger son. This nephew/adopted son is now married and has a child of his own and my cousin and his wife consider this young child to be their grandson.
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