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4,501 hits 4.0 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 10 years ago by doligurl

You have a 10-year old child. You find out that this child is not your biological child, but was switched with another at birth. Do you search for your biological child?


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10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 11:30:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd probably talk to the other set of parents, to see if they'd be willing to allow visitation, and if they wanted to meet their bio-child.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 12:16:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I have a 10-year-old. I'm attached to her. It's no longer about the biological connection.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 12:28:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 4/20/11 - 12:16:26 PM IRLIteach wrote:
No. I have a 10-year-old. I'm attached to her. It's no longer about the biological connection.


I wouldn't be able to give up my girls for anything...but I'd always wonder if every kid that I saw was really mine.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 12:40:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's one heck of a situation.

I'd probably want to establish a rapport with the other family, but I'd make it clear to the kid that I'd raised that this would not impact our relationship.

I think being truthful about these things is the best policy, I don't think keeping it to myself would help either. What if something happened to me and their real parentage became important, maybe for medical reasons? What if my biological child were being raised by assholes who treated it badly?

More information at least would be required.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 1:37:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
My parents make jokes about how I could be Yi of Fuentes (the other boys in that part of the hospital at the time). The joke is that I don't look like a Yi or a Fuentes would probably look like.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 4:32:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, I'd like to know all my children.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 7:53:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah just to establish some sort of relationship with all my children. Plus I'd be curious what my genes had produced so I'd have to try and find her.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 9:11:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would probably search for my biological child, I'd like to get to know him/her, but I wouldn't dream of "trading" my biological child for the one I raised.

I would love the one I raised far to much to give him/her up.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 10:13:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
It wouldn't be my child, but I'd like to meet him/her.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 10:17:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd see him/her, just go to the school where they go to and see if I can spot them.

But other than that, no. It would be hard to go up to my biological child who I don't know and say 'I am your mother'.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/11 - 10:42:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
id search for that child so they could either be friends, enemies, or lovers
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 4/21/11 - 12:45:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would go as far as getting a picture of them to see if they look like me, but after that I wouldn't make any connection to them.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 4/21/11 - 2:07:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course! That would be MY baby
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 4/21/11 - 3:08:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
You are a parent by your actions, not your genetics.

I considered that I might want my genetic offspring the opportunity to know me, and they might lack the resources. Also their health could prove an issue not knowing their own genetics. Balancing the rarity of that against the large number of idiots who think parenting is about genetics (look at the stats in this thread) and I believe it would be safer for both children to wait on doing that. about 8 years.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 4/21/11 - 3:12:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.

After ten years, I don't think it would be good for anyone to go on searching.

I'd love my non-biological child and not want to mess up his/her life. I'd tell my child the truth later, but I don't think it would help anyone to make a big deal out of things.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 4/22/11 - 2:26:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd demand an exchange.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 4/22/11 - 2:27:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 4/23/11 - 11:20:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd be curious to see how my biological child is doing, but I'd be too attached to the child I raised to switch and/or anything drastic.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 4/23/11 - 6:25:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on how much of a brat my child is.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 4/29/11 - 3:34:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 4/21/11 - 2:07:52 PM EmoPixie wrote:
Of course! That would be MY baby

No, it wouldn't, not anymore.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 4/29/11 - 3:50:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of you peeps are SICK
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/21/11 - 11:56:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I really want to adopt because I don't want my pussy getting all stretched out, but as long as I went through the effort to have a certain kid, I'd want that one - even if I had raised this other kid for ten years. I have a penchant for things that are my fault.
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 5/22/11 - 2:41:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/21/11 - 11:56:30 AM Coinvolta wrote:
I really want to adopt because I don't want my pussy getting all stretched out,


Your vagina and vulva return to their proper size very quickly - they will certainly return to their proper size before you will even be interested in sex after childbirth.
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 5/22/11 - 3:31:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Id be curious, but I dont know if I would want to put both our families through drama, if everythings just fine how it is. I cant imagine how that would effect a 10 year old. Genetics isnt a big deal to me. Id leave it up to my biological kid/the other parents to make the decision, I dont think it would make much difference to me if they chose not to meet.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 1/14/12 - 6:33:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I assume it would be something like the TV show Switched at Birth.

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