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#751 Old 11-10-2011, 12:42 AM
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As a parent of just one kid myself, I think it would be very difficult to give 10 kids the attention they individually need.
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For you, maybe.

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I really don't think it's my place to 'feel' anything. It's not for me, but there are lots of things that aren't for me. And things that are for me that other people wouldn't/couldn't do. As long as everyone is healthy and happy, who are we to judge?

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As a parent of just one kid myself, I think it would be very difficult to give 10 kids the attention they individually need.

i agree. i have two and find it tough to try and be equal with that number. it seems humanly impossible to give that number the nurturing that they should have.

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my grandpa had 15 brothers and sister.

So did mine. Are we related somehow?
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Given the world's current population I find having too many biological kids as quite selfish.

Exactly. I find it rather unethical as well.
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I really don't think it's my place to 'feel' anything. It's not for me, but there are lots of things that aren't for me. And things that are for me that other people wouldn't/couldn't do. As long as everyone is healthy and happy, who are we to judge?

Human. Judging is kinda our thing.
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Many of you know that I will never, ever have biological children. I do not want kids, but if I were to change my mind I'd definitely adopt. So this is going to sound strange...

If I were to start a family and adopt kids, I'd want a ton of them. As in, 10 or more. I suppose it's all or nothing with me.

Something tells me you wouldn't treat your female children as second-class citizens. So adopt away! I really, really hope at least a few of the Duggar girls choose a different path.
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Something tells me you wouldn't treat your female children as second-class citizens. So adopt away! I really, really hope at least a few of the Duggar girls choose a different path.

Is that how they're treated? I haven't seen the show but I've heard they live in very old fashioned ways. My mom said she saw an episode where a son got married and he had never kissed anyone before, so if they also had a patriarchal type of household it wouldn't surprise me
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It is the woman's job to take care of the house and defer to her husband. Makes me want to
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See, this is what scares me. If those kids all start breeding at a rate similar to their parents we're going to be overrun with Duggars in a few generations

like i said put them on an island
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So did mine. Are we related somehow?

idk are you in the rodgers family. and i dont mean mr rodgers
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idk are you in the rodgers family. and i dont mean mr rodgers

Nope. Darn, that would have been cool
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Many of you know that I will never, ever have biological children. I do not want kids, but if I were to change my mind I'd definitely adopt. So this is going to sound strange...

If I were to start a family and adopt kids, I'd want a ton of them. As in, 10 or more. I suppose it's all or nothing with me.

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I understand that perfectly (Well, having 10 kids would drive me NUTS personally but I get the concept )

There's a big difference between having 10 biological kids and 10 adopted kids. The adopted ones already exist and need homes.

What Werewolf Girl said.

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It is the woman's job to take care of the house and defer to her husband. Makes me want to

Well, that's really sad. Just keep breeding people and brainwashing them.

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I think it's selfish for people to have so many biological children, especially of world overpopulation and other children who are already born and need a home. I think 2 biological children are about enough for a couple.
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I'm not even sure if I want biological kids anymore. If I have them, I'm only having 1.
However, I wouldn't mind adopting 4 or 5 kids.

DON'T BRING MY MOTHER INTO THIS!
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I think it's selfish for people to have so many biological children, especially of world overpopulation and other children who are already born and need a home. I think 2 biological children are about enough for a couple.

This is exactly how I feel. I think its horrible that the Duggars and their nine million kids are so glorified on television. I hate to think that more people will want to actively try to have mega families, and thus overpopulate our earth even more. If you have so much love to give, and the resources for a mega family, why not adopt? There are SO many kids in the foster system that really need some stability.

I hope at least one of the Duggar girls gets out, goes to college, and becomes a "rebel".
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