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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    I think I'd rather provide a home and a family for a child who was lacking one, than bring another kid into the world just for the sake of it having some of our DNA in it.

    I has been thinking that if we bofe put our spermz in a wimmin we will know whose bby it is by its gingeryness, or lack thereof, so there may be a gigantic elefant in the room.

    (This conversation is interesting, but may I remind people that we've only been seeing each other since October. We should probably get a cat before we get a human)
    That sounds like adoption out of altruism. For me having kids is about the extraordinary connection that you can potentially have with them, I find it really beautiful. And perhaps having my own kids would add to that.

    (Original post by InPlainSight)
    Just had 'breakfast' :rolleyes:

    I really need someone to employ me so I can go back to having some resemblance of a life.



    I used to be really against having kids but I don't think I'm as against it now, but it would have to be the right circumstances.

    I like the idea of adoption, and that is the case if I end up in a relationship with a man or another woman. And also the idea of being pregnant genuinely freaks me out.
    Pregnancy DOES sound scary, even though I'm a guy. We studied about that few years back and the thought of a baby squeezing through a disproportionately tiny passage is just, painful. Reminds me I should thank my mum every day for bringing me into this world.

    (Original post by BeyondandAbove)
    Yeah, I've noticed that when I watched High School of the Dead! Insane anime, by the way. I loved it! I also read the FAKE manga series. Other than that nothing so far, but I think I'll try it out sometime. Can you recommend me anything?
    Naruto aaaaall the way!!! Bleach is nice but it's been put on hold recently. That said, I think studio ghibli's anime movies are definitely the all time favourites, Spirited away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's moving castle, or even the older ones like graves of fireflies. There are some pretty awesome naruto movies too!
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    (Original post by The Fez)
    I don't really like children, honestly, but I think I'd like them if they were mine. I'm still not sure whether I want children or not. But maybe if I ever wanted children, I'd probably go down the adoption road rather than the surrogacy one. I mean it'd probably be amazing having a mini-me around, but the process seems lengthy (and not to mention super expensive) - so maybe if I became filthy rich I might consider surrogacy.
    Do you know what's the price at the moment for each cycle of surrogacy?
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    I want to be preggers so I think it'll be a DIY job with a turkey baster for me.
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    (Original post by Da CorrupteD KiD)
    That sounds like adoption out of altruism. For me having kids is about the extraordinary connection that you can potentially have with them, I find it really beautiful. And perhaps having my own kids would add to that.
    There's not a shortage of children needing parents. To go out of your way to create another one seems somehow wrong to me. DNA is not the only connection you can have.
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    (Original post by Da CorrupteD KiD)
    Do you know what's the price at the moment for each cycle of surrogacy?
    A gay couple I know went down the surrogacy road and it cost them about 70K USD, including extortionate legal fees, agency fees, surrogate fees, medical fees, and that was with the voluntary egg donor, not the surrogate mother's egg.
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    (Original post by mmmpie)
    There's not a shortage of children needing parents. To go out of your way to create another one seems somehow wrong to me. DNA is not the only connection you can have.
    Heterosexual couples go out of their way to make their own children all the time. I don't think that if you're gay that it's wrong to have your own babies (through whatever means) if there are some that need homes.

    I think my boyfriend and I will be like Brangelina. A collection of adopted children from around the world

    Also, what do you think of couples adopting children from abroad??
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    (Original post by L.O.V.E.)
    Heterosexual couples go out of their way to make their own children all the time. I don't think that if you're gay that it's wrong to have your own babies (through whatever means) if there are some that need homes.

    I think my boyfriend and I will be like Brangelina. A collection of adopted children from around the world

    Also, what do you think of couples adopting children from abroad??
    I agree. I don't think it's wrong for gay couples to have their own babies. Or to adopt. Both choices are perfectly fine for me.

    My other parents (not my birth parents) are actually like Brangelina. They have children from around the world - including me. They have their own children, but they treat all of us as their own

    Also, adopting children from abroad is a perfectly reasonable option, however it's not cheap and it's also a lengthy process. My aunt and uncle had to stay in Colombia for about three months to get the papers done. Of course, it might be easier if you do it through an adoption agency, but they charge ridiculous fees.
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    I should never be responsible for packing anything. Ever.
    See the change in degree, reason? :holmes:
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    See the change in degree, reason? :holmes:
    The French is a nightmare so I've got rid of that, and I was going to switch to Developmental or Neuroscience anyway. Devbio won. I'm not starting again or anything. All life scientists here get (more or less) the same first year so if you want to specialise/swap course you can easily do so.
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    Hmm, children. I personally don't mind children at all (as long as they have manners.) My mind changes on whether I want to get pregnant, obviously if I settle down with a man then it'll be up to me unless we adopted but if I settled down with a woman, I'd rather she had the sproglet inside her... The whole thing freaks me out a little bit and pregnant women are strangely attractive... :sexface: I think that's another reason why I'm more comfortable with committed relationships with women. However I can't say I'd be devastated if my partner didn't want them.

    I decided to fix my sleeping pattern and managed to stay awake all day. Have a horrible fever and headache and only managed to keep porridge down. And now the flat's empty again :sad: I think I need a hug.
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    (Original post by The Fez)
    A gay couple I know went down the surrogacy road and it cost them about 70K USD, including extortionate legal fees, agency fees, surrogate fees, medical fees, and that was with the voluntary egg donor, not the surrogate mother's egg.
    At least that still sounds a bit more manageable than I thought. 70K USD all in right? I'd actually prefer using the egg from a separate donor for the sake of the surrogate mother. It's hard not to develop a bond with the baby after carrying them for 9 months.
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    Terminally going to die. Oh dear
    PRSOM.
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    By the way guys I just made some croissants today!



    Sorry for the size of the pictures! I don't know how to scale them down?
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    (Original post by Crisps)
    So, I managed to go to the loo today at work, forgot to lock the cubicle door, and someone tried coming in. Oops.
    HAAAA This really made me LOL! Do you have a phobia of public restrooms or something?:confused:
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    (Original post by Da CorrupteD KiD)
    At least that still sounds a bit more manageable than I thought. 70K USD all in right? I'd actually prefer using the egg from a separate donor for the sake of the surrogate mother. It's hard not to develop a bond with the baby after carrying them for 9 months.
    Yeah, but it's definitely not for younger couples / persons who are still struggling (unless you're Mark Zuckerberg) - and adoption fees (because in some states surrogacy isn't recognized) were not included by the way. Also, the egg donor was free because it was somebody they knew, so you have to factor that into the equation too. Also, luckily they managed to have the embryos in one go. Not everybody is as lucky, so there's that too.

    Also, university tuition in 18 years would probably be 120k per year or something like that :yep: so I don't think I'd have children unless I'm absolutely financially capable of supporting them. If I had children I'd probably spoil them, honestly


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