Blended families can be tough. I grew up in one and I have been guilty of telling my step father that I didn’t have to listen to him because he wasn’t my real dad (of course I love him like a dad and have never disrespected him in such a way again after that). And now I have a blended family of my own and it was hard at first but things have gotten easier over the years. Holidays are certainly busy and can be a struggle! We are at the point now where we are considering step parent adoption now, and did some research with rapidadoption.com, but we are not sure if the kids are ready yet. Do you have any advice?