have you ever think of having your own child biologically?

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    Apr 23, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
    which way do you prefer, natural or labratorial? if you have a partner,what would he think of this idea? or if he decide to do that, what would you say?
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    Apr 23, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    I had 2 biological kids of my own and recommend it very highly. As long as you understand what it takes to be a father and are willing to be there 100% of the time.
  • EricLA

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    Apr 23, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    I would consider going natural, but I don't have childbearing hips.

    On a serious note, I think I'm too set in my ways to deal with a baby. So, I'd consider adopting an older kid or dating someone who already had a kid.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 23, 2008 1:10 AM GMT
    I don't think I'd be a good parent.
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    Apr 23, 2008 1:11 AM GMT
    It's definately not for everyone but I happen to think that I make an awsome parent. But I had also always wanted kids.

    Now I look forward to being a Grandpa some day. (but not too soon please kids)
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 23, 2008 1:15 AM GMT
    I know I'm still really young but I dream of having kids! I feel like I'm born to do it. And I think I'd probably adopt instead of having biological children. But who knows? That's a decision that should be made with your partner.
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    Apr 23, 2008 1:17 AM GMT
    I wouldn't bring another life into this world. Current young generations are going to suffer enough.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 23, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    Then I guess I'm hopefully optimistic that we won't screw things up too much in the next 15 years.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 23, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    Absolutely. I'd love to have kids, my own children.
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    Apr 23, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    We've been biologically programed not to procreate and there are so many kids that need to be adopted into homes - meaning, no I would not go out of my way to have children of my own.
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    Apr 23, 2008 1:47 AM GMT
    I would have liked to have kids...but I am too old now.
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    I would like to one day have children. At one time I thought it was vitally important that they be of my own DNA. Although I'd still like to have kids of my own, lately I think I would be amenable to having kids by adoption.

    I guess I'm not so keen on cursing offspring with my DNA. icon_neutral.gif
  • DCEric

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    Apr 23, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    I want kids of my own, but I also want them to be my partners... we have talked on and off about "using" an egg from one of our sisters.

    Anyone else do something similar?
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    McGay saidI wouldn't bring another life into this world. Current young generations are going to suffer enough.

    But you promised to function as surrogate mother for my child.

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    Apr 23, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    Well my main goal in life is to impregnate Kristen Bell and have a beautiful baby. I just have to meet/seduce/and talk Kristen into it - how hard can it be!?
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    Caslon saidI would have liked to have kids...but I am too old now.


    Caslon - what about adopting? There are lots of options for older children. I've thought about it quite a bit - but my Partner is totally against it - so instead we have two dogs who are almost as much work! At least I have a Nephew close-by who I can spoil! icon_cool.gif
  • Muunrakur

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    Apr 23, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    I'd prefer biological... three kids... but we'll see
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    Used to want that, then thought about adoption. Now I seem to be fulfilled with my dogs. (anyway my uterus doesn't work) I see what my sibling have to deal with plus I worked in the public school system.
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    Used to want that, then thought about adoption. Now I seem to be fulfilled with my dogs. I see what my sibling have to deal with plus I worked in the public school system.
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    I cant wait to have kids. I would prefer to have a biological child but if that is not possible then I would have to consider the other possibilities.
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    Something I ponder:

    If the looney toons of the world are encouraging their followers to procreate more "crusaders" for their causes ... why not raise our own masses of children who will grow up into loving, peaceful, tolerant, [fashionable] human beings?
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    As to the question, I have a shallow desire to procreate with a female whose gene pool will allow me to produce aesthetically beautiful children.

    However, if any serious thoughts of child-rearing come to mind, it is mostly a desire to raise children in a way that spites the authoritarian approach my parents and many others take, and give them all the opportunities I was not given, and the ability to make choices, and become confident, loving, pleasant adults who can think for themselves. I have not really thought about the actual method I would use to obtain them though.

    Otherwise, not really interested in children.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Apr 23, 2008 3:03 AM GMT
    I definitely want kids, but may choose not to take that route if I don't find the right partner. Adoption is something to seriously consider, but current thoughts involve a genetic relationship as well. At the risk of coming across as ridiculously arrogant, I worry that I might not be a very good father to a less than bright child, as my expectations of what (s)he would be capable of would be based largely on my memories of my brother an I at the appropriate ages. Such expectations might well be outside of the realm of reason for many children, and if that's the case I could end up inflicting emotional damage without ever intending to. The odds of that happening are substantially lowered if the child is genetically related to either me or any man I'd choose to spend my life with. For that reason, combined with the much greater difficulty adopting a healthy child as a man who is not in a heterosexual marriage, I would tend to lean toward surrogacy.
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    Apr 23, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    No kids for me.
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    Apr 23, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    You are making an arguement that your child would be more tolerant, when possibly they wouldn't. The holier than thou's are also perfectly capable of producing gay offspring.

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    I have two children. I love them and enjoy raising them. When I see a guy that I would like to be with - and I know he has a good personality, I have the impulse to want to help him have kids, if he doesn't already. I'd be willing to help raise a kid that was his. He would need a serogate mother.

    I've also thought that I would like to have more children and possibly a lesbian couple would want me to provide the DNA. They would have the child, but they would know who the father was and I could have some lesser role in helping to raise the child.

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    That said, I also feel the pressure of being limited by my kids with the time and responsibilities and costs associated with it. I'd like to move from Ohio, but it's too much to loose. I have family here and my kids have friends.

  • GeorgeNJ

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    Apr 23, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI don't think I'd be a good parent.


    Ditto for me.

    Timberoo, I think I would have loved to have someone like you for a father.