Tonight I began pondering something consciously which I think I’ve been pondering subconsciously for a long while.
I’m 21. I’m in University. I don’t want children of my own, yet everyone around me appears to be going baby-mad currently. So here’s my pondering.
I’ve met, and read about, so many couples who strive for a child and yet are hampered by their own biology. Either they are physically incapable of having their own because of the gender of both them and their partner, or they are medically unable to produce their own through illnesses or abnormalities or whatnot.
In my country (the UK) surrogates have to be 23, and they don’t receive financial encouragement. They have expenses paid for, the medical bills and travel and whatnot. That’s paid by the Intended Parents.
But here’s the thing. I’m sat here, not wanting my own kids. My body is healthy and fertile and just going to waste. If I ever had my own kids, I probably would adopt. I don’t know why, but this is how I feel.
I’ve got 18months until I’m old enough to properly consider it, 18months to research it and tell those I love and find/tell employment – that’s if I begin instantly to get pregnant. It’s just an idea.