The top 5 things to say, and not say, to someone who hasn’t got a child

What do you think? Would you add anything to this list?

No Children, What Now?

Now I’m in my 30s, the topic of having children always comes up in conversation. It usually goes like this:

Aquaintance: “How about you? Have you got any children?”

Me: “No, I haven’t no”

Aquaintance: “Not yet eh?”

Me: “Well no, I can’t have them, I had a hysterectomy a few years
ago.”

Aquaintance: “You can always adopt! Would you like to?”

Me: “I Would like to, but it’s not very easy and it’s a very emotional
prospect.

Aquaintance: “My friend’s adopted/ had IVF blah blah blah …happy ending.”

This conversation happens time and time again. What people don’t realise, is that adopting is not as easy as it sounds, and it is far from the magical answer. No matter how many children worldwide need decent parents, it’s never going to be as easy as “just adopt!”

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