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Parenting by choice 1 Parenting By choice Koryta, Aimee D. Eagle Gate College
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PARENTING BY CHOICE 2 Abstract In this paper, I will discuss choices that we should ask ourselves before becoming parents. Couples that choose to have children later in life, and those that are not ready to have children. Keywords : Children, Sacrifice, Parents.
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PARENTING BY CHOICE 3 Parenting By choice I think that parenting by choice has become more of a common idea among couples than it ever has before in history. People are having children at older ages and completing their career and life goals before settling down to have a family. (Grundy, et al, 2005). With technology and advancement in the medical field, women have been having healthy babies into their fifties and even some in their sixties. Although this would never be a choice by me to have a child this late in life, I think it is amazing that it can be done. I want to be around to enjoy my children, their children and hopefully their children’s, children! My sister and her partner waited until she was 35 to have a child by choice, they wanted to travel have a nice home and be completely out of debt before they had a child. She always knew that she did not want to have children in her twenties, me on the other hand, I would have a million if I could!! I always knew that I wanted children young, I was 22 when I had my first child and have loved every second of it. Other than being deployed often when he was young, I would not change anything else or my choice to have children young. Unfortunately, I was unable to have any more children naturally after that. I have two adopted children, one I adopted at age 9 and I was 25. My other, I adopted from birth and I was 33. There are differences between parenting in my twenties to my thirties, I am more tired! I admire people that are more invested in having children when they have completed their bucket list or goals. I have seen so many parents that love their children, but were not ready to be parents. Or feel that they missed their “youth” to be a parent, the child then suffers so that the parents can do what they feel they missed out on. (Finner, et al, 2011).
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