posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 07:31 PM
reply to post by azurecara
Interesting questions you raise there.
I think there are lots of reasons why people hae children.
Many have a desire to pass on their DNA, although they aren't that clinical about it when they describe their reasons.
I think for those in a bad relationship, the women feel that they can bring l ove into the situation if they have a baby. (not true.)
There are also a small segment of people who have children for physical advantage--think anchor babies.
In the thirt world, I think there are a lot of women who feel that they have to have sex with their husbands, or are sadly forced into sex trades to
survive, and don't have the access to birth c ontrol that they should. Thus they end up with many childre.
THe saddest case I have seen, personally, was a lady who had a baby out of wedlock when she was in college but believed it was "God's Will" for her
to give the baby up for adoption. Shortly therafter she married another man and had 7 more kids, whom she basically ignored most of the time... some
of our converstations really lead me to beleive that she kept popping them out, hoping she would recreat the adopted baby, but lost interest once she
realized she had a different person.