Comments: UNFAIR

The whole process does seem totally unfair. I cannot begin to imagine how upsetting this is for you. But I hope you are able to let some of that anger go. Best wishes with baby making process.

Posted by Butterfly Wife at July 15, 2007 12:22 PM

I know what you mean. And it's not just baby MAKING that's unfair. It's baby-keeping, too. Whenever I read about parents like these - or those stupid teenage girls who give birth at the prom and then throw their kid away, all I can think is, "I would have taken your baby! There are people all over who would have taken that baby! How is giving that child up worse than the treatment the parents give it themselves?"

Posted by airforcewife at July 15, 2007 01:56 PM

Lock 'em up, throw away the key, never let them near a computer again, and give their babies to somebody who will treasure them for the rest of their lives.

Posted by Anwyn at July 15, 2007 02:48 PM

Can I tell you, this is why I could not work in pediatrics...

I could not take the stuff I saw...

seriously.

God Blass those who work in childcare and child advocacy full time

Posted by armywifetoddlermom at July 15, 2007 05:35 PM

I hear ya loud and clear. After miscarriages, a long deployment, and several months of trying -- and hearing about all these other unplanned pregnancies of people we know -- we've finally succeeded in conceiving our first child. My fear is that, for some reason, we won't get to keep it.

I've been feeling the same as you over these kinds of stories, and stories of hundreds of teenagers and single women becoming mothers after a one-night-stand. HOW? Why is it so hard for a stable, responsible family to conceive (and carry to term) a child that they will love, cherish, and bring up to be a contributing member of society? I don't get it!

Hugs in your direction! And God bless your efforts! You will make excellent parents. I don't know you at all in person, but I can just tell. :)

Posted by deltasierra at July 16, 2007 05:17 PM

Sarah, I think of this every time I hear a story about Britney Spears. This to me is the epitome of useless. I was just thinking of you this morning. I would like to think that the relationship that we have is not beyond repair, because I hope that you would feel that you could have a sympathetic ear should you ever want to reach out to me. It's been two years now, so I can relate to your frustration.

Posted by Kate at July 17, 2007 12:21 PM