Did you read this? Oh, wow. (In case you aren’t going to click the link – a lady goes in for in vitro and comes out pregnant with somebody else’s embryo.)
A few things struck me from this article.
#1 This is her last chance for a “natural pregnancy.” Um. I don’t know that I would call in vitro “natural.” Way off on the wording there, author person. What’s natural about that AT ALL? And don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying it’s evil or anything. Or even a bad thing. But I don’t think I would describe it as a “natural pregnancy.”
#2 “Based on the legal precedent”. Hmmmm. This makes me think that they wanted to keep the child and looked into it and felt they would lose big time in a custody battle. I’m not passing judgment on that because frankly I can’t figure out what the right thing to do would be myself. But I’m still struck by the fact that they are straddling a fence here. Saying they are giving the child up because they have to. And then saying it’s because it’s the right thing to do.
But mostly I’m reading this and just feeling so thankful I’m not involved in that. What a horrible situation for everybody. What will that poor family tell everyone they encounter? And the other family. What are they saying? They must be hacked off royally. Everyone must be. What a mess. I feel for them all.
It’s kind of like forcing all these families into the adoption triangle. Not a pleasant way to start a family.