Thank you, Cynthia,
Israel, I am wondering if you posted similar questions in the infertility area, the multiples section (most multiples are concieved with much more 'unnatural' means than most of our childen are) and in the single parents area?? If not, why??
I am a pediatric registered nurse. Before I even thought of becoming a parent, I took care of several children of gay and lesbian parents while they were ill in the hospital. The first child was born to young straight parents, he had multiple medical problems. His birth parnents gave him up to a gay couple, they could not handle the demans of his needs. This childs dads are great. Every one loves this child, and his family. The child has so much more to expect from life because of his dads. Througout his multiple, long hospital stays, one parent was always with him - to comfort him, read to him, what ever the child needed.
The second child has two moms. She became very ill with a serious, but very curable illness, requiring a week's stay in the hospital. Her brother was cared for by friend, so both of her mom's could be with her. Again, this child was healed with help from the love and support of her moms and community.
I now work in peri-natal nursing, taking care of premature and sick babies. You would be quite amazed to see what some straight people go thru to have babbies.
I thought for many years before I had a child. Most of us do not have 'woops, I pregnant, now what' experiences. Our children are chosen, wanted, cherrished. That is a lot more than I can say about many of the children in this world.