Is it selfish or weird to want to adopt a child?
Question by Meliss: Is it selfish or weird to want to adopt a child?
I’ve already given birth to two children. My daughter Juliet who is 3 and my son Ryan who is 9 months old. I love them very much and being pregnant has its good and bad things. My husband and I both want another child. But he works and I work. We both maintain active social lives, occassionally travel with work (He mostly goes to conferences in the states but sometimes I travel to foreign countries), and I’ve always been in very good shape. I’ve managed to finally gotten back to the body I had before. After the first pregnancy, I was close to the same weight but flabbier. The process of getting in shape twice was very stressful and at times, challenging. I’m just not sure if I want to do it a third time, as bad as that sounds. Most importantly, my father left my mother before I was born and I was taken away from my mother by the Department of Human Services at 5. My grandparents adopted me. My brother spent about a year in an abusive foster home before being adopted. I would really like to adopt a child. My husband and I are still discussing it. He’s supportive of me and said that if it’s something I want, although he would prefer me to have our baby, it’s my body so I decide. And be wants another kid bad, haha. But his mother and sister are really irritating me.
“Why would you want to adopt a kid when you guys have no problem having your own.”
“It’s gonna look so weird in pictures because it won’t resemble either one of you.”
“Your child will probably resent you and wish for its real parents.”
So what do you think of the idea? Are his family out of line? What is their problem? He’s told them off for it but they’re still trying to sway me.
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