“Why do you want children?” and other questions we aren’t supposed to ask

This is a baby.
This is not a baby.

1. “Are you sure you want to procreate over 35? What about the health risks to the child?”

2. “Are you sure you want to have a/nother child when you’re already struggling financially?”

3. How do you know you want children?

4. Have you thought about adopting instead of having a biological child?

Novelist, former adjunct prof, -journo, -cab driver, etc. Regular contributor to JaneFriedman.com. Co-host, ChildfreeGirls podcast. KristenJTsetsi.com

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