Thursday, February 23, 2006

Book of Questions # 6

You discover that your wonderful one-year-old chld is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake?

My Answer: No, I would not exchange. But I would investigate to see if the child is in a good home, if not, then I would try to get custody.


Stephanie said...

I would NEVER give my daughter up no matter the circumstances (unless it would save her life, I just had to qualify that), but I would want to know my biological child, at least see what they look like. I also agree that if they were not in a good home I would try for custody if it didn't mean I could lose my child (that I was raising).

tammara said...

I've thought a lot about this one, I guess from the controversies with children "returned" to biological parents who'd given them up, as well as the fact that I am adopted myself.

I could not give up a child I'd begun to raise as mine. I would feel too much responsibility and love for that child. At the same time, I would have a very hard time letting go of my own biological child. I think I would try for a compromise, where the children would be known to all parents, raised as step-siblings, in a way, but would remain where they'd been for the first year.