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View Poll Results: How many children would you ideally like to have (bio or otherwise)?

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  • Male: I don't want children.

    10 14.93%
  • Male: 1 - 2

    9 13.43%
  • Male: 3 - 4

    7 10.45%
  • Male: 5+

    2 2.99%
  • Female: I don't want children.

    12 17.91%
  • Female: 1 - 2

    10 14.93%
  • Female: 3 - 4

    9 13.43%
  • Female: 5+

    0 0%
  • Male: 2 - 3

    3 4.48%
  • Female: 2 - 3

    5 7.46%
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  1. #81
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    Ideally, two adopted children because I want to give them the opportunity to live in a supportive and loving household.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
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    That sounds horrifying.
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    I feel mixed up feelings when it comes to children. I don't feel like having them any time soon, but once in a far and distant future maybe 1-2

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    Ethically, I ought to adopt a kid, an older kid, maybe an older kid, maybe even an older kid who is mentally disabled. But it's hard to resist the idea of making your own babies. I guess I could do both, I just feel like it might be a tricky dynamic. For me, it's a long way off, anyway. We'll see how I feel when the time comes. 0-3 bio/adopted would be my ideal.

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    None. And nature blessed me with non-functioning ovaries. How convenient.

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    None. I am one of those who has very high expectations about freedom more than duties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    Ethically, I ought to adopt a kid, an older kid, maybe an older kid, maybe even an older kid who is mentally disabled. But it's hard to resist the idea of making your own babies. I guess I could do both, I just feel like it might be a tricky dynamic. For me, it's a long way off, anyway. We'll see how I feel when the time comes. 0-3 bio/adopted would be my ideal.
    As far as I know, in western industrial countries, there are far more couples willing to adopt than kids to be adopted and adopting from developing or emerging countries - sometimes from questionable sources - is a whole can of worms. So don't feel guilty. Also, several countries like mine have a fertility rate below the replacement rate so that people are actually urged to please reproduce.
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    2-3 sounds good to me!

    A huge family (eg I'm one of six kids) would be lots of fun and lots of work, I don't know if I'm cut out for that. Probably depends on partner's strengths/weaknesses and willingness to invest time + energy into that as well.
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    I want to start an orphanage, to give any and all I've the capacity for a home.

    Too bad I have the will of a bowl-kept goldfish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    As far as I know, in western industrial countries, there are far more couples willing to adopt than kids to be adopted and adopting from developing or emerging countries - sometimes from questionable sources - is a whole can of worms. So don't feel guilty. Also, several countries like mine have a fertility rate below the replacement rate so that people are actually urged to please reproduce.
    You're talking about newborns. Foreverjung is specifically considering older and challenged kids for whom what you're talking about is not true. Edit: I will add that being guilted into adopting is not good for anyone. Trust me. Edit2: Also, it's only true of newborns because of legalized abortion. So there's that.


    As for myself, I want as many children as I can care for without their welfare suffering. That's not a fixed number and could be rather high, but its determination is reliant on currently unknown factors. Adoption is probably not an option for me, but I'm thankful other people can do it.
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