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Tell me your scenario, would you?
Do you do this because of religion [baptisms, etc], tradition, or did you do the whole legal route, too? And what is that called, legally? When you want your child's guardian to be a specific person?
We will choose one of my sisters and their husbands to be legal guardians. I still have to speak to them. They live in Canada and I wanted to ask them in person, so I will do it when I go there in a couple of weeks. We have chosen to ask them becaause they are very stable and we know that they would raise LO in a way similar to what we would. DH's sister unfortunately really doesn't have the financial resources to take care of their own family and is brother has addiction issues. The choice was pretty easy. The only thing that would be a negitive is that she would be up rooted to another country should something ever happen.
DD's Godparents is more of a religious thing for us. We chose people who we think are good role models for our daughters to look up to while growing up.
Legally my sister would take the girls if dh and I were to die. This is written in our wills.
We are christian but it's not part of our culture to choose godparents.
We are in the process of writing a will right now about who should care for L if something happened to us.
We are choosing my mom because she is the only person we trust to REALLY have L's best interest at heart.
H mom is too selfish and unstable. My sister has 3 kids already and isn't financially stable. H's S would be an option but she lives with MIL and like I said, MIL isn't emotionally stable enough.
Basically in legal writing my mom will be responsible. But we've spoken to her and she has instructions to choose someone to care for him if she is unable. We trust her to make that decision about who would be best.
We have godparents and we have legal guardians. They aren't the same.
Each of them have different godparents. L has my SIL and my H's best friend; E has my BFF and my BIL; and A has my friend and my (other) SIL.
Their guardians are the same, my BIL and SIL. It is written in our will and it's 100% legal. You should always make sure you have a LEGAL guardian because, God forbid, something happens and it will be legal and your children will have somewhere to go. We're the legal guardians for my SIL/BILs baby too.