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Would you adopt if you couldn't have kids or if you didn't want to go through pregnancy?

I'm contemplating it. I'm 39 and think it's a much better option. Has anyone here done this?

Wed. Apr 16, 8:40am

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Hi there. I work at an infertility clinic and see cases of every type, including bad eggs or sperm in 24 year olds, or 45 year olds who want to use their own eggs, or sex selection to avoid conditions that could be passed to offsprings (PGD).

May I ask the reason for which you cannot have children? Bad eggs, no uterus?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 8:54 AM

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I want to go through pregnancy to have kids (havent started trying so i dont know if i can) AND adopt.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 9:13 AM

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Ditto. I've had a child and we're now waiting for an adopted child! It's just as exciting :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 9:18 AM

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I've never had kids and have never wanted them, BUT if I suddenly really did (somehow I doubt it, but people say this happens) I would consider adoption, because I am older than the OP. I believe that with age it becomes a lot harder to conceive, chances of a healthy kid are a little lower, and pregnancy can be a lot harder on the mother's body.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 9:20 AM

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No, I wouldn't

No, I'm not the adoptive kind. I think it takes a strong, unselfish person to be an adoptive parent....and that person is not me.

I'd either want my own flesh and blood as my child or I'd want none.

Am I selfish? Yes. Am I ashamed of that? Absolutely not.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 9:26 AM

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