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I don't know about Joan and Mariah being related but I think it's the same thing as I have here.
Several friends of my children call me Mom and will come to me before they go to their own Mother for a confidence. It's easier for them to talk to someone that isn't going to tell them "what to do". I listen and give advice but in a way that's not demanding. If you can understand what I mean...
I call them my adopted children. It's a close relationship but I'm in no way trying to take the place of their Mom.