Would You Keep The Baby?

Australia
September 26, 2009 7:08pm CST
I have read the news about the woman who was implanted with the wrong embryo. She gave birth to a baby boy but she gave the baby to her parents instead of keeping him. I was just thinking that if I were the woman I will definitely keep the baby and consider him mine. I would not give the baby away. If that baby was allowed to grew inside me it would be my firm belief that he was a gift to me and meant to be mine. If you were that woman, would you keep the baby or give him away? Why or why not?
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@olydove (1209)
• United States
27 Sep 09
If it were me I would most certainly keep the baby. If I had gone through all that trouble to be implanted with the embryo and carry the baby to term I would build a bond no matter what. I don't see how someone can't form a bond when you feel the baby moving and kicking and growing? Though if they find out who's embryo it was I suppose the biological parent could fight for custody. If it were my embryo implanted in someone else it's hard telling whether I would fight for custody or not. I would probably want to but then I would consider that for whatever reason God wanted my baby to be born to someone else so it's a hard decision. I haven't read the articles yet though I did see the title of one earlier while browsing the net. I will have to read the news reports about it and come back.
• Australia
27 Sep 09
Hi Olydove. I think it's the legality that really made the woman gave up the baby to his biological parents Her lawyer is now thinking of suing the clinic that made the mistake in implanting the embryo. Thanks for the response.
@olydove (1209)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Oh ok I misread your original post I thought she had given the baby to her parents, not the babies biological parents LOL! Well I would imagine then it probably was for legal reasons, maybe she understood what the babies biological parents were going through and had compassion for them? I don't know in that case if the courts would not let me keep the baby, I would at least ask for visitations because I just can't see carrying a baby 9 months, giving birth and not falling in love with it!
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
27 Sep 09
hmmm that is a hard one..I think the woman who gave birth should have rights as surely that baby is sharing her blood and everything..for me being such a sook when it comes to medical stuff, if I went through all that I think I would be keeping it plus the fact there must be a bond built up there...it is a hard one really.
• Australia
27 Sep 09
I agree lilaclady, that would be a very hard situation to be in. I also think that there must already be a special bond between the mother and the baby even when the baby was still inside the womb. By the way, here's the link to the news I have read today. http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/6104561/us-woman-with-wrong-embryo-gives-birth/
• Australia
27 Sep 09
And also, the news said that the woman was 'forced' to give up the baby to the biological parents, which means that the woman who gave birth is now in deep sorrow. It's the legality of the custody that made her come up with such decision. I feel sorry for her...that's painful.
@dlr297 (5358)
• United States
27 Sep 09
I can understand why she is upset, and i know that i would be. BUT i would have kept the baby and loved him as if he was my own. and once she gets over the shock of what happened to her she just might change her mind.
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
hi toni! its been a while..well, that's a hard one to do, giving up on the baby that is yours but not really yours to begin with..If I were the woman, I'll keep the baby and make sure that he gets lots of love and affection.
@maximax8 (27045)
27 Sep 09
I think that the lady that gave birth to the baby is the mother. She got him given to her when he was a tiny embryo. She let him grow and develop. If I was her I would keep him and have him as my child. When that boy is older he might find out how he came to be born. I think he might be upset that his mother didn't want to keep him.