Originally Posted by Emilie
She is and was her mom. That isn't a distinction for you or anyone else to make- only her.
Yeah I don't want to go off topic of the thread but I have to agree. I grew up with a Mother that
had mental illness, and I was cared for mostly by other's and my father. She was still my "Mom"
and even if she had passed, and my Dad had remarried, she would have continued to be my
"Mom". Adoption by a step parent doesn't usually create a replacement in a child's heart, even if
the parent is flawed, and has passed on.
If it were me I would be calling her "My step daughters Mother". As bio mother usually implies
that the mother gave her child up for adoption.