Post # 1
I want to get wedding programs and I want it to have my biological father and then my adoptive parents on there. How do I write that?
My parents divorced at 15 and my dad always worked out of town and I was the youngest of 3 girls, and our mother was our world. Right after my parents divorce when I was 16 my mother decided it was her turn to “have her own life” and abandoned me for someone she met. I lived alone for about 9 months in my childhood home that I grew up in with memories of a once happy family. I was 16 when our house sold, and I was actually going to live on my own until a family from my school heard of my situation and took me in. Since then they have been my family. They are the reason I finished high school and made it to college. They are my parents. I am still close with my biological father, but I see my adoptive parents more. My biological mother will not be invited to the wedding. I want to include my biological father and also my adoptive parents in my wedding programs. How can I do so?
Post # 2
Just to have a clearer picture: where was your biological father during those 9 months you spent alone, at 16 years of age? I know you mentioned he traveled a lot, but was he aware of the situation? Did he try to make the arrangements necessary to ensure your safety/wellbeing?
Post # 3
I’m so confused about you being close with your biological father who left you to live alone, and the same with your sisters. You seem to put 100% of the blame on your mom and 0% on your dad.
Post # 4
Just list them all under the heading “Parents of the Bride”
Post # 5
I think just a section for “parents of the bride” would be fine. I have parents and step parents and that is what we did.
Post # 6
This is what we did- I have adoptive parents and guardians, two separate sets of parents. They were all listed under my name. No big deal. If anything I thought my adoptive mom might get bent out of shape, but she didn’t even mention it.