easy child 1 has now met his bio-father and half-siblings. I haven't asked much, but it seems it went well. I have told him that I'm fine with it, and if I don't say much, its cause I'm not sure what to say, but feel free to talk about it. He said he likes his sisters. I don't know if that means he didn't like bio-father, or just that he really liked the sisters. *** I am happy from the perspective that he will never have to experience the rejection of not being wanted. That was a conversation I never wanted to have to have with him. So that part of me is relieved. He has an opportunity to know this man. *** However, as with all things new, instead of chatting with me off and on thru the day, he now chats with them. Mostly the sisters. They are cool. They have a cool dog. You know...all things new are shiny and cool. *** He will never have to be disciplined by that man. He will never have to experience being annoyed by the sisters as they all grew up. Bio-father has been married (tho not exactly happily) for 20 years and live close to extended family. He'll never have to experience being told "no" by them because they can't afford something, you know, just all the things in life that make it...well, life. *** And it just stings a bit. *** I know, chances are, in time, the new will wear off, and "rusty trusty" will still be there (aka, me), but it still hurts. *** I'll have my pity party and move on. Thanks for listening.