I have a question for the young and older women out there. Would you ever consider donating your eggs? You would do this knowing that you would never know if a child came to be. If a child did come to be you would never see the child. I ask because I often see the ads online asking for women to donate their eggs and that they will be well compensated for it. I never truly considered seriously doing it. However, I have wondered would I be able to. I consider it similar to adoption and I don’t knock adoption. My mother was adopted by a family that I call my own. I don’t know what I would do without my Grandparents.
I also don’t know if I could place my own child up for adoption. I imagine it would be one of the hardest things I would ever have to do in my life. So, wouldn’t donating an egg be similar? I would think it would be easier than putting your child up for adoption. You feel no real connection because you are not pregnant. On another note, could you live with not knowing whether or not your child is being cared for properly? Is he or she being taught morals and most importantly loved?
Did I also mention that the idea of anyone cutting on me in any form scares the hell out of me. Hence my reason for procrastinating on the whole birthing process. My Mother would always say for the women who cannot have kids, there probably is a reason beyond them why God does not want them to. In this day and age of medical anomalies, do we still believe that?
An Ad I came across recently:
Help our dream come true. A loving, caring couple seeking egg donor. Candidates should be intelligent, athletic, blonde, at least 5’10”, have a 1400+ SAT score, and possess no major family medical issues. $50,000.
Word? It almost sounds like an application for employment. I read recently that in this economy many women are donating eggs in order to supplement their income. Is it selfish of me to hold my eggs captive and wait till God knows when to have a child while some poor childless woman would give her life savings just to hear the words “Mom” come out of some toddlers mouth?
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