Husband's Love for Adopted Daughter 'Died' After Having His 'Own' Child

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A mother questions whether she was wrong for telling her husband that he doesn't deserve to be a father. After the birth of their second child, her husband's behavior towards their first child changed drastically. He stopped giving her attention and documenting her milestones.

When confronted, he told her that his love for their first child has "died." The mother is now considering divorce. Read on to find out more about this heartbreaking situation.

Love for adopted daughter fades after 'own' child: heartbroken mother

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Couple adopts daughter after infertility struggles, husband's love fades 🙁

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Heartbreaking story of a father's love for his adopted daughter.

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Husband's love for adopted daughter faded after having 'own' child

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Adopted daughter loses love after birth of 'own' child 😔

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Husband's love for adopted daughter fades after having his own child

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Father's love for adopted daughter diminishes after having his own child

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Husband's shocking proposal to 'split' adopted daughters after having own child.

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Wife seething after husband's love for adopted daughter 'dies'.

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Divorce on the horizon after husband's change of heart ❤️

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Husband's love for adopted daughter dies after having his own child 😢

A couple who struggled with infertility adopted a daughter named Sophie. After adopting Sophie, the couple found out they were pregnant and excitedly welcomed another daughter named Amy. However, the father's behavior toward Sophie changed drastically after Amy was born, and he admitted to his wife that his love for Sophie had "dimmed."

The wife was horrified and called him a terrible person for treating one child as a trial for the other. The father left the house and hasn't returned, leaving the wife worried. Divorce is now likely on the horizon.

The sudden loss of a parent's love can have a profound impact on a child, and it is heartbreaking to see the consequences of prioritizing one child over another. The next steps for this family in this situation are uncertain, but what is clear is the importance of treating all children with love and care, regardless of how they came into the family.

Divorce may be necessary to protect both children from toxicity 😔

claireclairey | claireclairey

Heartbreaking story of a father devaluing his adopted child 😢

madammissylady | madammissylady

Adopted daughter's well-being at risk due to husband's favoritism 😢 NTA

Suspicious_Lemon9960 | Suspicious_Lemon9960

Heartbreaking situation. Seek therapy and protect your children ❤️

Fimorion | Fimorion

Husband's offer to "split" kids shows limited and selfish love 💔

Dipping_My_Toes | Dipping_My_Toes

"Neglecting children is not how you deal with feelings" 😠 #NotTheA**hole

UsuallyWrite2 | UsuallyWrite2

Commenter and reply agree: husband's behavior is concerning 😳

Fakenowinnit | Fakenowinnit

Protecting your daughter is the priority ❤️ Seek therapy ASAP

throwaway456999678 | throwaway456999678

Heartbreaking experience of an adopted child rejected for biological child. 💔

Inner_Art482 | Inner_Art482

Love is not a pie 🥧. OP is NTA 💕

Fire_or_water_kai | Fire_or_water_kai

Adopted commenter shares experience and advice, heartbroken for baby girl.

maris_draconis | maris_draconis

Calling out a father's cruel behavior towards his adopted daughter 😡

VincentValeD | VincentValeD

Father's favoritism causes daughter's pain. NTA for speaking up.

jupiter235 | jupiter235

Serious concern for girls' safety. Husband needs therapy ASAP. 😱

LCJ75 | LCJ75

Heartbreaking situation, prioritize the child's well-being and update us.

susanbarron33 | susanbarron33

Divorce won't magically solve abandonment, therapy and conversation needed. ♥

IntrovertedMuser | IntrovertedMuser

Heartbreaking. Leave him for your children's sake 💔

n0494666 | n0494666

Husband's behavior towards adopted daughter is unacceptable. NTA

Vera_Telco | Vera_Telco

Heartbreaking situation. NTA. His words are unforgivable ❤️

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Heartbreaking story of a father's favoritism towards his biological child.

Get_Schwifty477 | Get_Schwifty477

Adopted daughter's love dropped for bio kid, heartbreaking ❤

badmoodsrising | badmoodsrising

Sibling rivalry at its worst. Adopted daughter vs biological daughter.

LetsGetsThisPartyOn | LetsGetsThisPartyOn

Adopted daughter abandoned for biological child. Heartbreaking. 💔

Mellbxo | Mellbxo

Choosing a partner can have long-term effects on your children 👨🏻‍👦🥰

ScrantonStrangler209 | ScrantonStrangler209

A true father loves and raises all his children equally 👨🏻‍🎤

mashort07 | mashort07

Commenter suggests another subreddit for this non-a**hole situation.

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Counseling necessary, unforgivable words. Hold Sophie and Amy tighter ❤️

Mimi862317 | Mimi862317

Protecting Sophie: How to navigate a difficult custody battle 🤝

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From annoyance to love: Heartwarming father-son bond 💕

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Commenter supports OP, condemns husband's behavior. 🙌

bokatan778 | bokatan778

Heartbreaking. A father's love for his adopted daughter fades away.

Tyrrax | Tyrrax

Couple adopts daughter, then has 'miracle' baby. NTA comments contrast.

WayCandid5193 | WayCandid5193

Protecting Sophie and Amy from an uncaring legal parent 👏

StrangledInMoonlight | StrangledInMoonlight

Protect Sophie and leave the toxic husband. 🙏

Artistic-Lake-970 | Artistic-Lake-970

Divorce him and let child support be a constant reminder 💔

KingTenebro | KingTenebro

Heartless husband's love for adopted daughter 'dies' after having bio child 😔

RehinaPhalange | RehinaPhalange

Heartbreaking situation. Protect yourself and your children. NTA. 💜

SomethingWicked1974 | SomethingWicked1974

Divorce might be the only solution for the wellbeing of all 💔

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Love is unconditional 💖 Having conditions is a red flag

KatSoTired | KatSoTired

Father's conditional love for adopted daughter causes marital rift. 😢

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Commenter calls husband 'disgusting' for favoring biological child. 💔

GeneralDismal6410 | GeneralDismal6410

Husband prioritizes legacy over fatherly duties. NTA for leaving.

Heartless_Kirby | Heartless_Kirby

Empathetic response to heartbreaking situation.

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Commenter calls out husband's lack of commitment to adoption ❤️

StillConfused0712 | StillConfused0712

Locks need changing after father abandons adopted daughter. 😡

BitterHermitGamr | BitterHermitGamr

Navigating complex emotions with a psychologist 💆‍♂️

Few_Letter_2066 | Few_Letter_2066

Supportive reply calls for action against neglectful father. 💪

Rellik616 | Rellik616

Seek counseling to process husband's loss of love for adopted daughter 💔

swillshop | swillshop

Heartbreaking situation - how to protect Sophie and your daughters ❤️

PollutionOk5787 | PollutionOk5787

💔 Heartbreaking comment that sums up the article's tragedy.

XoGossipgoat94 | XoGossipgoat94

Heartbreaking NTA comment highlights husband's cruel behavior towards child. ❤️

Sodonewithidiots | Sodonewithidiots

Family therapy could salvage his struggle to bond with daughter ❤️

Temporary_Leg_47 | Temporary_Leg_47

Fatherhood not for him 🤷‍♂️

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