My husband got divorced may years ago and because his ex-wife got sick their 1-year-old daughter went into the custody of his aunt and uncle and she is still with them and she calls them “Mom”and “Dad”.
She sees her mother and father (my husband) quite often and gets along well with our children (her half-brothers and -sisters). Sometimes she talks about living with us if anything happens to her “Mom” and “Dad” because they are not in very good health.
Queenie, should we try to get custody of her?—Stepmother
Have your stepdaughter visit you as often as possible and even stay overnight sometimes, but do not take her away from the people who have raised her unless they become unable to take proper care of her.