Hi everyone. I didn't know exactly where to put this, but I hope this is the right place. I'm a 19-year-old trans male. Several months ago, I discovered that my mother (who left when I was 7) was pregnant with her second child. She had the baby back in August. Now, my mother is a drug addict, and she had done drugs while pregnant with my sister so the baby was taken away from her and the father (her drug dealer) and was placed in the care of his mother, who is in her late 70's / early 80's. My mother was abusive towards me, my father, and is abusive towards her boyfriend. The baby will not be safe with anyone close to her or him. None of her sisters will take the baby (long, bad history in the family) and I refuse to let my sister be placed in the foster system. I plan on adopting her. I'm getting a job, working on my mental health, and I'm studying again. All of this is great and all, but the problem is that I'm only 19, well, technically I'm 19 tomorrow on the 5th. I've never had siblings and my parents have always been absent, I've never gotten along with my cousins. I know absolutely nothing about parenting and I don't exactly have good role models to look to for advice and guidance. I just... want some advice on parenting from here while I go to DHS for legal advice regarding going to court and whatnot. Please help me.
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