The boys have been with me for five years. The older one was 7, and his younger brother was 2. So it is like taking my younger boy, because I am the only mother figure he has had. They are involved with a couple of things, i.e. Royal Rangers (like the cub scouts), and two Big Brothers, from that organization that they have had in their lives for four years. Also, they attend church with a neighbor on Saturdays, and we occasionally attend church on Sundays. The father has an unsavory history/lifestyle, i.e. selling drugs and pimping. Not sure if the former is still true, but pretty sure the latter is. As well, it was stated in the court transcripts by the children's attorney that she spoke with him and he does not want custody, but to have visitation.