Would you father a child?

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    May 27, 2014 11:12 AM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2639900/Adopting-children-change-brains-gay-dads-like-mother-AND-father.html

    This looks like good news!

    "Gay fathers who adopt a baby think like both a mother and a father, researchers have found.
    A new study looked at changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.
    The research could help settle the debate over whether gay men should be allowed to adopt children."
  • Paperless_Pen

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    May 27, 2014 11:22 AM GMT
    They are going to say, "It is the gay agenda."
    It is only a small study (which is true).
    But that is not to say it doesn't happen. It does happen to these gay couples because they did detect changes in the brain.
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    May 27, 2014 11:51 AM GMT
    david3kclaystation saidYes

    Why are you imitating another users profile?
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    May 27, 2014 12:04 PM GMT
    I will definitely father children! Hopefully before I'm too old - I just need the right guy to be daddy with me.
    It's an interesting study - I doubt that it will change the minds of narrow minded bigots, but it might broaden the general perception slightly.
    Definitely a step in the right direction.
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    May 27, 2014 12:09 PM GMT
    I hate the daily mail and i'm surprised they reported on this but I deffo would father a child.

    Tbh I think I'd rather do it on my own than wait for a man to come around who may well dump me anyways and try and snatch he or she off me.
  • DGlitch

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    May 27, 2014 1:10 PM GMT
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    May 27, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    I love being a godfather but for me, the answer is no. In particular I would not donate sperm or make an "arrangement" with anybody, it is too high risk nowadays.
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    May 27, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    I love this icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    FutureBanana said"Gay fathers who adopt a baby think like both a mother and a father, researchers have found.
    A new study looked at changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.
    The research could help settle the debate over whether gay men should be allowed to adopt children."

    Well speaking as someone that raised 3 kids, even though I wasn't out, I can tell you that raising kids changes your brain period! There's a lot to learn and be learned by raising children regardless of your sex or sexuality, but the best part of it is when you become a grandfather…oh yeah baby, I give those little ones back and go home where it's quiet!
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    May 27, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    It's not the topic, but if it were possible, I'd have a baby with so many RJ members...icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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    May 27, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    I would say no ,not only because of my age , but also because a child is a tremendous responsibility . I love children , i have enjoyed baby-sitting family and friends little and not so little ones , but i also fancied giving them back to their parents ..icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    eb925guy said
    FutureBanana said"Gay fathers who adopt a baby think like both a mother and a father, researchers have found.
    A new study looked at changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.
    The research could help settle the debate over whether gay men should be allowed to adopt children."

    Well speaking as someone that raised 3 kids, even though I wasn't out, I can tell you that raising kids changes your brain period! There's a lot to learn and be learned by raising children regardless of your sex or sexuality, but the best part of it is when you become a grandfather…oh yeah baby, I give those little ones back and go home where it's quiet!

    Not a grandpa yet, but otherwise this is exactly right. And the fun never stops. You're dad until the end.
  • Karl

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    May 27, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    yes and always yes.
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    May 28, 2014 2:51 AM GMT
    I had always told myself that I wouldn't want to have a child or children as a single parent and that I wouldn't let the matter be a litmus test for future partners. My first partner didn't want kids. My second partner and I (who were legally married to each other and are now legally divorced from one another) never seriously considered having our own kids because we already had enough on our hands with his mother living with us because of her health issues that prevented her from living on her own.

    From time to time I feel wistful and sad about never having had kids of my own. However, my professional work involves a lot of interaction with kids (and their parents) and that helps me express my paternal instincts (though of course I'm well aware that it's not the.same as having kids of one's own).

    As a 52-year-old, I don't at this point expect to ever have kids though you never know.
  • Marko89

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    May 28, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    I'd love to be a dad, I've wanted to be one for a long time now. If I get a partner in the future that's also interested in being a parent in the future then I'd jump at the opportunity. :]
  • FuerteC

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    May 29, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    Marko89 saidI'd love to be a dad, I've wanted to be one for a long time now. If I get a partner in the future that's also interested in being a parent in the future then I'd jump at the opportunity. :]


    Same
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    May 29, 2014 1:49 AM GMT
    Nope. Not interested in parenthood.
  • creature

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    May 29, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    I want to be a father, but I want to have children who are biologically mine. I also want to wait to get married before having children. But by a certain age, if I don't have a mate, I'll have and raise the children on my own.
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    May 30, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    I would love to be a dad. I've seen how it's changed and enriched the lives of my friends and I feel like I have something to offer and teach and all that wanky stuff. The kid would be loved and wanted, etc. Someday it'll happen, hopefully...

    At the same time I realize it's not something that gay guys can do without a lot of effort/money. You can't accidentally 'knock up' someone so I guess if I want it to happen eventually I need to make it happen. Don't think I'm close to being at that stage yet. icon_smile.gif
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    May 30, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    I would love to and do plan on becoming a father!