I have an adopted son but I also have five step children as well as three step granddaughters. It sounds like you've pretty much lucked out with the child being so young so you shouldn't really have too many problems. You should love and treat him like your own but to avoid future problems make sure when he's old enough that its clear you are a step mother. He should know you love him and to him he's yours but you are not trying to keep him from everyone.
My adopted son is my boyfriends youngest, he's three. His biological mother lost all parental rights when he was born and I'm the only mom he knows. I have adopted him even have his name tattooed on me. Yet we have pictures of his real mom to show him when he's old enough. And we even have sent his real mother updated pictures of him through family members.
Another important thing to remeber is to make sure having a step mom isn't a bad thing. When we tell my son everything I plan on telling him some kids have one family that loves them a lot and some kids have a couple of famlies that love them a lot. And he's lucky enough that he gets two momies that love him, as well as plenty of brothers and sisters.
remeber these things and he should always feel loved and wanted. He will never feel like you or himself is the cause for why his parents ended the way it did. And he shouldn't hold any resintment.
Lulz. You people must get a lot of comments on that
I could've been in the same situation... My hubby is 17 years older and I got pregnant with my daughter when I was 18. If he would've gotten kids on my age...
Well, lucky he didn't CPS would place camera's in front of our door
So, how does it feel, being 22 and a grandparent?
I'm dreaming of a better world where chickens can cross roads without having their intentions questioned.