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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
All good advice so far.
But I'd like to point out that adopting does not guarantee your child will be immune to any onset of illness. I'm not familiar with the process, but is family medical history and the parent's medical history readily available when adopting? Is a sick child less valuable than a healthy child? Everyone needs a loving home and family.
Nonetheless, I think it's a great alternative to consider for multiple other reasons.
originally posted by: Night Star
You will not be guaranteed a child without health or mental problems whether they are your own or adopted. It is a chance you must take if you want a child.
originally posted by: tinker9917
There are also "unused" embryos that are to be discarded because other couples have decided their families are complete.