Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For Those Who Can't Have Children

My apologies to those of you who can't have children who have read the previous article. I realize it's a source of great pain and suffering to want to have children and not be able to conceive or carry a child to term.  I don't mean to infer that a life without children of your own is useless or joyless. There are other options in life that can bring similar joy and fulfillment.
  Adoption seems like an obvious option, and in the past it would have been. But because so many mothers choose to have their children killed through abortion, the adoption field is very small. It's not impossible to adopt, but it is usually very expensive, especially if you wish to adopt a child from another country.
  If adoption is not an option for you, there may be nieces or nephews that you can help nurture. Also, the children of single parents often need adults of the same sex to help them develop into well-balanced adults. You can help nurture children through coaching, volunteering in schools, teaching religion or being a Big Brother or Big Sister.  There are also children in orphanages or shelters in need of love and care.
  If you choose to do none of the above, it's still important to help others in some way. A life focused on yourself or on you and your spouse causes you to become turned in on yourself, your needs, your worries. The happiest and most well-balanced people are those who do things for others.

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