Lets say both of the are on disability before any kids. Both are on every single state assistance program. Obviously is will be hard to raise kids on that little money. So should they plan a family?
They cannot work, its a permanent disability. They have no outside help from family. Both are physical disabilties. The woman's pregnancies will put strain on her due to her disability
I'm not judging just something I saw on TV today and wanted to get others point of views.
In that case, NO. I think planning kids would be irresponsible if both people were in a situation where they would NEVER work, and always rely on state assistance.
Answer by KairisMama at 7:45 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:16 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by bugfin at 7:13 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by leah_rai at 7:13 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
How could 2 people be so disabled that they are both unable to ever work again, yet think they are both perfectly able to birth and parent kids? Parenting is work and requires some physical abilities and strengths. Unless you're paying someone to do all the work involved, how could you even think you could physically parent if you're truly that disabled and fragile? Seems awfully selfish to me-
Answer by Sisteract at 8:43 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
I think if they are able to care for and love their children, then yes it would be fine. They are already receiving assistance and that is not going to change regardless of if they have children or not. I don't think they are the people that we have to worry about taking advantage of the system- it's the ones who could provide more for their families but choose not to.
Answer by skittles1108 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by proudestmomma02 at 8:57 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
What would make 2 people too disabled to work at any job, yet possess both the physical and mental capabilities to parent children?
I just can not picture this possibility..can not do ANY kind of work, yet CAN parent kids-think about infants and toddlers-
Answer by Sisteract at 9:04 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by AmaliaD at 10:04 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
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