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It doesn't say if the guy loved those children. Do you think he did? Do you think he stopped loving them once he knew what their mother had done? I wonder if the kids know that the man they thought was their father isn't their dad. I wonder if the kids loved him. If they do know their dad isn't their dad, I wonder how they feel about that.
It's horrible, what that woman did to that man and those children. She should be punished... I'm not sure how, but she should be. You are right when you say that it's not his problem that the kids will suffer... and also you are wrong. If he loves them- if he ever loved them- their suffering IS his problem, because that's how love works. Especially love for a child that may not be your blood, but is still your very own.
Those kids did nothing to deserve this. The guy didn't either, of course. But he is an adult, and they are children- can you imagine how earth-shaking this must be for them? When you're a kid your parents are your whole world, and theirs has been shattered. Was that judge right to order the guy to support those kids? Probably not. But I feel like he should want to. I feel like he should still be their dad. If he loved them and raised them, and they love him and he's Daddy... then why can't he be their father? I mean, wouldn't he want to? SHOULDN'T he want to? He's their father, even if he isn't. Bonds are bonds, right? Otherwise adoption wouldn't work.
I hope someone drops a house on that woman... but only after all her kids are grown. It may not be the right thing to say, but that's how *I* feel.