Sunday, October 7, 2007

#6

q. You discover your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake?

5 comments:

kelly said...

ooooo, I don't know for sure. My first reaction is that of course not, I have a bond and love for the baby I've been raising, but then I think about the other baby, and I would be so curious about what he/she is like, what they look like, and feel a connection.
Can I have both?

Heather said...

This is a hard one. But I don't think I would. I would already be attached to the baby that I had.

Christy said...

I can't imagine what this hypethetical would be like. I have a one year old and I can't even fathom giving him up no matter what the circumstances. I agree with Kelly, I would be curious about the other baby as well but would not want to give up the bond and the love for the one that had been in our family for the past year.

Amy said...

i know there's no way to answer all of the other questions this poses but it would really depend on if you have to completely dissolve all ties with the child who wasn't yours. heaven forbid this actually ever happen to someone though it likely has.

Shelby said...

absolutely no way! I would want to make sure my biological child had a good life and a happy family, but I would never give up the child I bonded with for a year.