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Question: 61 year old Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild - would you?!
This 61 year old grandmother from Virginia served as surrogate mother for her own daughter and son-in-law's child. What do you think? Amazing gift? Wierd? Would you do this?! Click HERE for the article.
Excellent question! My answer is a flat "No!" My opinion may not be popular, but I am not in favor of the current emphasis on procreation fostered by the media. It has, in my opinion, caused unnecessary distress for women who can't bear children and more so for those who choose not to. There is nothing wrong with adoption or with simply foregoing motherhood, and those options need to remain viable. The grandmother in the article undoubtedly felt she was doing what was best for her daughter, but it's not something I think is safe, necessary, or even healthy for the family.
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