But - there is a lot more to the story.... Her mom and dad are divorced. She comes to church with her dad and stepmom every other week - (he gets visitation rights) Mom, who is not a Christian and evidently hostile to church, has full custody. Mom does NOT want the child to be baptized. Dad said he wants to schedule it on a day, without telling mom - so mom wont know about it. One concern I have is how the divorce degree is written. I contend that it is possible that if Mom is to make all major decisions than she could use this to deny Dad further visitation rights. (note: I am not currently privy to what the degree says.) I have reccomended to the pastor that Dad contact his lawyer about this before proceeding. Has anyone had a situation like this? What reccomendations do you have? Thanks, Salty PS, Thank goodness, baptism is not required for salvation.