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Yes, but I got off lucky, my sister is the one that seriously has problems due to them. I wouldn't want to have a kid to have them go through what she does.
depending on the genetic disease type (dominant vs. Recessive, Autosomal vs Sex linked) ...you might not even be a carrier....
Once you find your significant other, there are a number of screening techniques to:
1) figure out the risk of passing condition A to a child given the genes of you and your partner (and your families) 2) methods of genetic fetilization (think gattaca) (invetrofertilization) to make sure that the resulting embryo/child does not contain these congential diseases.
welcome to the wonderful world of technology....
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Joined: 5-December 06
From: Melbourne, Australia
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I really cant see me with my own, i and quite happy taking care of my little sister and when my other sister has her kid's i will look after them sometimes. That is when i am not working. I can only put up with them for so long and they are nice but not for me.
I am joining the air force after i leave school and so i just wont have time for them or love. maybe after i finish or something but i don't want to be the one who stays at home.
Joined: 18-February 07
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I would love to have kids one day, having the little ones come home from school and telling me about their day, trouble is that your whole life, as you know it, will be gone and the devotion should be put toward your children.
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Joined: 10-February 07
From: Florence, Italy
Member No.: 44,604
I'm not completely sure. I adore children, and I honestly do think I'd be a good mother. However having children is perhaps the greatest life-changing event anyone can have. It takes serious time to think over, and I believe that having a child yet not being completely sure is a bad, bad bad idea.
I probably wouldn't adopt. If I do have a kid, I would want either one or two. If I have two, both genders, preferably.
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Joined: 28-February 07
From: Williamsburg, VA
Member No.: 45,108
Jeez, does this question make me feel old... it was my 27-year-old daughter that got me into FMA!!!! Well, let me tell you "young'uns" , for those of you that are considering parenthood, pay attention to the Mothers in FMA, because Fullmetal Alchemist portrays with deadly accuracy how being a mother is the most difficult thing you will ever do, and the most wonderful thing you will ever do, all rolled into one. From the day they are born it takes you to places you never knew existed and teaches you things about yourself you never knew - including how strong you can be if you have to be, and it doesn't end when they turn 18, either!
The love that Ed and Al felt for their mother which drove them to try to do what they did to bring their mother back, and which keeps them together through all their travels and troubles: as wonderful as it is, it is nothing compared to what their mother felt for them... So do I recommend it? ABSOLUTELY YES!!!! But only if you are really, really ready , and if you do it, brace yourself, because it's one helluva ride and it goes soooooooo fast!!
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Joined: 23-February 07
From: Sin city
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I am truly looking forward to that day of me becoming a father Having the opportunity to guide someone through the path of life would be great. Having them telling me "daddy I love you," must be such a great overwhelming feeling. So yes! The feeling of being a dad would give me much delight .
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Joined: 8-October 05
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At first I wanted to be a mom no problem. But as I started babysitting for some pretty high maintence kids (3 and 6 now), and watched them all day long...I realized it would be like that everyday. But more. I wouldn't get paid for it. I'd have to consider a babysitter every time I needed to get away until the kids are older, and my whole life would be focused on their needs.
But when I think about it, how amazing would it be to have my child love me more then anyone else...? To be told they love me even when I make mistakes? To teach a child all about the world, the lessons getting harder as they grow? To have a human being that's part of me? When I have a child, I'll be crestfallan everytime they cry, and filled with joy everytime they laugh and smile. Yes, I want to be a mother. As soon as I'm happily married, settled down, and know how to take care of myself first.
Joined: 28-February 07
From: Chicago, Illinois (Home of the Windy City)
Member No.: 45,125
Yeah I think it would be nice to at least have 2 kids . I mean seeing how my mom raised me to act, and think. Makes me want to have my own kids so I can teach them the same values . Also to teach them how to play sports, or ride bikes. I specially would love to be told that I don't embarrass them either . So yeah in the future it would be in my plans to have kids .
Joined: 24-October 07
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I would love to have children someday. I want three or four. I want to have children and see how their personalities and physical appearance will be. Will they look like me, or will they look more like my husband?
I also want to be an elementary school teacher, so my life and career will pretty much be children.