Seal to who
My Mother just passed away and my brother died before 8 years old. My mother has been married 4 times. My brother and I are from the first husband. My other brother and 3 sisters are from the 3rd husband. When its time to get my Mother sealed . Question is I know all of us 3 sons and 3 daughters can be sealed to our Mother. To what husband can we be seal to ?
William Marvin Thorsen My Mother
Arbutus Marie Rose
15 February 1927 – 19 July 2021 15 February 1927 - 19 July 2021
9 February 1948 – Living
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You could be sealed to all of them if you wanted. I would suggest you be sealed to your biological father and if you lived with a step father for a period of time then him as well. What ever you are comfortable with is available.0
You should start out with discussing this with your bishop and maybe your temple president. The current General Handbook seems a little vague in Section 188.8.131.52 where it states:
Children who are not born in the covenant can become part of an eternal family by being sealed to their natural or adoptive parents. These children receive the same right to blessings as if they had been born in the covenant.
The policy there is more clear in regards to deceased children and states:
A deceased person is usually sealed to his or her birth or adoptive parents. However, a deceased child may also be sealed to:
A birth father and stepmother.
A birth mother and stepfather.
Foster parents or grandparents who raised the child.
A couple who intended to adopt the child but could not complete the adoption before the child died.
These sealings may be done even if a deceased child is already sealed to his or her birth or adoptive parents. First Presidency approval is not necessary. Sealings to nonbiological or nonadoptive parents in circumstances other than those listed above require First Presidency approval.
Get the correct counsel you need from the only people who really are authorized to give it to you, follow correct Church policy, and I'm sure you will make the correct decision.1