New around here
Hello all! This is my first post and I am very new to all of this!
I have been married for about 7 years now and my husband has a 12yr old daughter. We found out a few weeks ago that she will be coming to live with us very soon.I have only met her 2 times and other than child support my husband hasn't really had anything to do with her. Lots of past family issues there. My concern is that I am only 26 and the idea of raising a 12yr old is overwhelming. I never planned on having kids of my own. I am perfectly content with my cats and dogs. I know her coming to live with us is the best thing for her because her mother cannot provide a stable environment and is apparently have issues with her. Her mom called to tell us that it was either she live with us or she go to a juvenile detention center. I mean, what do you even say to that?! So needless to say I have no idea what we are getting into. I know nothing about kids and don't even know where to start! :? Any help/advice would be so appreciated.