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Discussions Discussion Deciding How and When to Become a Parent
Megan McCausland, Feb. 6, 2012

The Duggers, the Arkansas family that stars in 19 Kids and Counting, recently miscarried their 20th child. They came under fire, more than usual, when they took photos of the 4oz, 6cm baby prior to a memorial service. It begs the question, when does one become a parent? At birth? At conception? Somewhere in between? When is it appropriate to take photos and have memorial services? Only after a live birth or a full term still birth? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/photo-of-duggars-stillborn-baby-released/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62635486@N05/6833437321/
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Discussions Discussion Deciding How and When to Become a Parent
Megan McCausland, Sept. 19, 2011

How much should career goals, dreams, ambitions, and loves factor into the decision how/when/whether or not to become a parent?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYwQ7Vt7hLY
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  • Camilla Pashar Camilla Pashar Sept. 20, 2011
    For me an important factor in deciding if to become a parent is if I can afford it financially. I would never want to become a mother if I know that I would not be able to afford to buy everything my baby needs.

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Discussions Discussion Deciding How and When to Become a Parent
Emily Nelsen, May 2, 2011

Here is an interesting post that addresses the modern issue of money and becoming a parent- very relevant in the U.S. today.

http://www.babycenter.com/0_is-parenthood-for-you_7169.bc
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Discussions Discussion Deciding How and When to Become a Parent
Megan McCausland, April 22, 2011

Age is a factor in deciding when to become a parent. A childless woman in her thirties can hardly escape references to drying eggs, ticking clocks, closing windows, etc… But what about men who have children later in life? This article explores the “biological disadvantages of late-in-life fatherhood.”

http://www.newsweek.com/2009/04/21/for-whom-the-clock-ticks.html
Megan McCausland
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  • Marco Masoni Marco Masoni April 23, 2011
    One advantage, if you're hoping for twins, is that the older you get, the more likely it is that you will have twins. I heard that this not just true for women but men, also.
  • Megan McCausland Megan McCausland May 4, 2011
    hmm, very interesting. It's nice to have someone share an advantage of waiting. An advantage, of course, if twins are an exciting prospect. They are to me! I think it would be so interesting! Especially the nature/nurture insights that can be gained from identical twins.
  • Marco Masoni Marco Masoni May 4, 2011
    I can speak from experience that gaining those nature/nurture insights is fascinating but, of course, it requires being able to tell the identical twins apart!

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Discussions Discussion Deciding How and When to Become a Parent
Megan McCausland, April 22, 2011

There seems to be an assumption that any couple physically capable of having their own child would prefer to do so rather than adopting. In this article, the author shares others’ dismay over his and his wife’s decision to adopt a six-year-old with autism when they could just have their own child. I think adoption-as-a-first-resort is more common than people think and I look forward to exploring the idea further.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-savarese21may21,0,4324566.story
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