Have you made the choice to adopt?
For some of us mamas and papas, there are reasons why adopting a child was the only option to expand our families. For others of us, we have had the opportunity to make the choice: to try to bear a child naturally or to adopt. An urbanMama recently emailed with her dilemma:
I'm hoping to find some other mamas out there who may have had a similar decision to make. My husband and I have a child of toddler age and are in the discussion phase of more children. We both have a calling to adopt a child - not sure why...neither of us were adopted - but have different ideas about it. As a woman who had a great pregnancy and very much enjoyed the birth/baby process (even though it was difficult) I always thought I'd have another child naturally so was thinking we could adopt a third child. My husband is pretty adamant that he only wants 2 children and is happy with either adopting the 2nd child or having another on our own. Basically this decision falls to me and I'm really struggling with it. (We would adopt from India as my husband is of Indian heritage and we obviously have a strong family connection there.) I would love to hear from anyone who may have this same situation - if there is anyone else out there.
Have you had to decide between adopting or natural childbirth?