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Why Motherhood By Adoption Is Not An Option
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Why Motherhood By Adoption Is Not An Option

Why don't you just adopt they say. Think of all the kids who have no parents who would at least get one. You can bond with a child that does not share your DNA. True but adoption is not an option. It's not about income, passing the home visit with the social worker, or passing the background check. Adoption is a selfless act and a choice to love a child that has no biological tie to you as if they were your own.

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Men worry about being too old to have children, just like women do.
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'Manopause': 8 Signs Your Guy's Biological Clock Is Ticking

Back in August, The New York Times wrote about a study that bolsters the idea of a male biological clock. Turns out, mutations in older men's sperm may lead to a higher risk of autism and schizophrenia in offspring. The results of the study weren't definitive, but they are confirmation that all this talk about 40 being the new 30 is a bunch of hooey.

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Time's a-ticking!
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I'm 38, Single & I Want Kids! What Should I Do?

If you've always wanted to have kids, getting older can be scary. Will you ever find a husband who will be a loving father to your children? The prospect of ending up childless feels more and more real every day. Fortunately, help is on the way.

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Men have more of a biological clock than we thought.
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Child Autism: A Risk For Older Fathers?

Since the invention of Viagra, life has been pretty awesome for the older guy. It's been a little like being Catholic: You could go bananas for years, and then settle into the role of a family man around the time you start losing your fastball. It's been a pretty good system, keeping older fellas and younger ladies together, with each something to offer for the other. The arrangement's been perfect because a guy's DNA factory keeps cranking out the sticky stuff late into life.

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Why Are Single Women Choosing To Be Single Moms?

Single women in their late 30’s or early 40’s are often worried about their biological clock, for good reason.  Whether dating and looking for the right life partner, or on a hiatus from the search, there is a point at which the reality of time moving forward registers.  With that reality are the facts about how much more difficult it is to become pregnant with each passing year in your late 30's, and more so in your early 40's.  Then the question is whether to raise&

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If this picture makes you smile in adoration, your biological clock is ticking, lady.
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11 Signs Your Biological Clock Is Ticking

When did you become aware of the slow steady beep of your biological clock? Here are some warning signs that your biological clock may be blaring...

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Baby time? Most women overestimate their fertility.
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Most Women Flunk "Fertility Math": Do You Know Your Chances?

We live in a world where women conceiving older and older is becoming the norm. Salma Hayek had a baby girl at 41 and Holly Hunter had twin boys at 47 years old — a trend that is giving women in their 30's who have put having children off a sigh of relief. However, a recent study shows that women do not truly understand just how slippery the fertility slope really is.

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At What Age Does Wanting A Baby Become A Dating Deal-Breaker?

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I discussed the issue that could eventually end our relationship. One of us wants a baby someday, and the other isn't so sure. My boyfriend knows he wants to be a dad. He's in his early thirties in New York City, which is like being 24 in any part of the country. Luckily, he's got decades of fertility ahead of him. The clock's not ticking yet. But it will. My clock's digital. Or maybe I can't tell time. All I know is that I don't know if I want kids. I'm great with them. I've wondered what it would be like to have a child with a few men I've dated. Yet I feel that many people have children out of a sense of obligation or for selfish reasons. I wouldn't consider it settling to be the cool aunt, instead of a mom.

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Hitting The Snooze Button On Your Biological Clock

I’m smack in the middle of my 30s and recently married. For some childless women my age, this is tick-tick-tick time. However, while other women may be intimately in touch with their ovulation cycles, I’m in no hurry to have kids now, if ever. My old man and I have talked about it, but we’re both horrified by how much our lives would have to change—not to mention how big a pain in the ass kids are for, oh, say, 18 years.

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Why We Become Sex Crazed At Age 27

Reaching our mid-30s can be fabulous. That's something we learned from watching our girls in Sex and The City. Except, when our birthday finally dawns on us and we start to look at our future and think about how quickly this age crept up on us and how quickly the next year will, too. What often crowds our minds at this age are our biological clocks. By 30 and continuing into our 40s, all we can hear is a faint, imaginary murmur from our anxious tubes: tick-tock, tick-tock. It's this "sound" that, according to new research from the University of Texas Austin, that drives us to "capitalize on our remaining childbearing years." In layman's terms, we have sex and lots of it.