What's your take on the controversial Octuplets?
I'm having a difficult time understanding the mom's thought process.
I have more questions than answers.
She saved and used a disability settlement to pay for the infertility treatments, and plans to use her current student loans to temporarily pay for her children's care. When that runs out...she really doesn't have a plan. She has faith that it will all work out with the help of kind volunteers. The medical expenses alone would be astronomical...not to mention the cost of raising these children to adulthood.
What is a mother? Surely, not just a vessel for birthing.
Why not adoption? If her love for children was so strong, why not adopt? (I would suspect that the adoption process may be more selective than the infertility process, and she would have been denied)
Is it even possible to properly care for that many children?
Is this responsibility?
Is it a form of child abuse?
Is it okay to bring a child into the world on faith alone? I know many pregnancies are not planned, and many people are not prepared...but this was a planned insemination.
Is it okay to assume that kind people will come forward to help you?
Is it okay to expect and depend on this help, and make life altering decisions involving children based on this assumption?
I feel it was incredibly selfish and irresponsible.
The mom doesn't have a job. She receives public assistance. (she said she didn't, but the truth has been revealed) She already has six other children...two with special needs. She depends on her mom to help watch the children she already had before the new births.
I understand the infertility process is an extremely emotional one...but should society end up paying for someones desires? I know many people have stories about infertility that aren't in this same category...I understand that.
As a society, shouldn't we have laws in place regarding infertility clinics that willingly bring children into these situations? Is it okay to let anyone with the money pay for this treatment?
There are eight new babies who need love and care, and six older siblings who have been impacted too.
All questions that don't all have easy answers.