Requesting someone be responsible for your child if you're not capable of doing so, is a huge ask and also the greatest honour you can bestow. While there are no legal obligations involved with being a godparent, this pivotal role has morphed from a purely religious rite into an important position of influence. Selecting the people to take care of your most precious gift is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Here we explore how godparenting has evolved and take a look at what being a godparent means in 2018.
Level of involvement
As a godparent, your level of involvement in your godchild's life may be dependent on factors such as geographic proximity and parental expectations. When you recover from the shock of initially being asked, it's a good idea to speak to the parents about what their expectations are. This will be different for every family. On the other hand, if you're the one's doing the asking, think about the role you expect your chosen