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Dear Gramps,

My parents were baptized into the church, but were never sealed. They are divorced and both are inactive.  Who am I sealed to other than my husband? Since my parents are divorced, do I seal myself to my inactive father after he dies and his temple work is done? Will I be sealed to my mother? Her grandparents, (my great grandparents), were very active, but my grandparents, her parents, are not active at all. I hope you’re not as confused as I am! Thanks!





Dear Bobbi,

A person must be sealed to both a father and a mother. I know of no cases where children have been sealed to other than their birth parents or to their step parents or foster parents after having been legally adopted.

If your parents were never sealed to each other you were not born “under the covenant.” While your parents are living you could only be sealed to them after they were sealed to each other in the temple. If they were deceased and their temple work completed by proxy, you could be sealed to them, represented by proxies.






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