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Do you judge for women who don't have biological children for this reason?

Anonymous
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My sister always claimed she'd be hesitant to have children because she was afraid something would be wrong with it. She also always said before she'd start TTC she'd get and make her husband get a blood test, well..she did. It turns out they're both carriers are Tay-Sachs..which would mean if they had a child, it would have a 25% chance of having it, and of course, if you've heard of it, you know it's awful. That's when they decided that they would never try to conceive, because my sister says she could never abort, but they both agree they couldn't handle something like that. About a year ago they adopted an adorable, healthy little girl from Thailand. They're wonderful parents, and everyone's crazy about my niece. There are some people that have made judgements, so I'm wondering, what's your opinion?

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:44 PM

BUMP!

TiffanyRose06
by Queso<3 on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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I think she's brave to make that decision and I'm glad your niece found a loving home
MomToDarienne
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I don't blame them..I'd probably feel the same way. 

AnnieGoolaheey
by Mrs. Annie Proffitt on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Their choice.  Personally I would have made the same one.  I have NF1.  I was diagnosed after my kids were born and I have decided because of that I will never have another child.  Thankfully my children do not have NF1.

DACIA79
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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I think that's awesome and now a baby who is healthy and needed a home now has one thanks to her.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:50 PM

I'd do the exact same thing they did, so no, I don't judge.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I think it's great they gave a baby that needed a home, a home.

LaughCryLive
by Ruby Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Good for them. Tay-Sachs would be one reason I would support abortion.

vegaswife2011
by Emerald Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I get why and no I wouldn't judge them for it. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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People who judge them for that are obviously idiots, and must not know what Tay-Sachs is, because if they knew, they wouldn't want to risk it either.

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