(1) Karen becomes responsible for Jacob's upbringing and becomes his godparent .(2) As a godparent , I now have responsibilities towards him and will take a special interest in his development and life.(3) At the baptism, the Christian godparent would answer the questions that imply Christian belief.(4) Parents select godparents for their children's baptism, confirmation, and marriage.(5) The parents and godparents renounce Satan and profess their faith.(6) This sponsorship creates a relationship not only between the child and the godparents but also between the child's parents and the godparents .(7) This is a lifelong relationship, and many godparents have managed to reconnect with their godson or goddaughter.(8) Close family friends or relatives are chosen as godparents and participate in the religious ceremony.(9) Technically, some churches still insist godparents make a commitment towards the child's religious adherence.(10) In fact they are the godparents of my son, born in Santa Cruz some twenty years ago.(11) The godparents promise to lead the child in the way of the Lord.(12) We invite family, godparents and mentors to join in the laying on of hands on confirmation Sunday.(13) When a child is ready for baptism, the parents first select the godparents .(14) We're not Christians, so she doesn't have godparents , but having a ‘spiritual family’ comes pretty close.(15) The family unit includes godchildren, godparents , and many other members of the extended family.(16) Among other responsibilities, they are expected to be godparents to the couple's children.