I’m sorry, but the selfishness I’m reading in a recent Daily Beast article: No Dad? No Problem. Meet the Moms Who Opt In Forever—and Aren’t Complaining is disturbing. Sure maybe its partly to do with the fact that I’m a dad and would prefer to think I am an important piece of the family puzzle. Maybe its because I’m under 6 feet tall. Or maybe I’m envious. Regardless, I just couldn’t help, but get a little angry when I read the article because it just drips with the “me, me, me” crap that has become prevalent in our culture. Almost like these kids are pets. Even the fact that the woman they feature chose to artificially make a baby boy disturbs me. Why not a daughter? Or would that have been too much trouble when puberty arrived at her doorstep? Manipulative…
I wish her and her child the very best, but she’d better find a way to delete the article that she selfishly allowed to be written without his consent before he hits 9 or 10 years old or she very well could have wished she had bought a little puppy instead of a little baby boy. If she had adopted a child or become a foster parent I’d be praising her for sharing her life with someone who needed her, but I just have a hard time getting past my belief that this is selfishness taken to the extreme.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
At 38, she bought a vial of sperm, via the California Cryobank, from a guy with blue eyes who is an avowed atheist.
At 39, she became a single mom…
The amazing thing is that Talia’s not alone—in fact, there appear to be more Talias in this country every year. While birth rates for unmarried women age 34 and younger have fallen since 2007, they have actually been rising among women 35 and older. These are women who are more likely to be independent, financially stable, and making an active choice to raise children by themselves.
The attitude: “We don’t have to be beholden to anyone else’s decision making about our lives. Whether they’re right or wrong. If we make mistakes, they’re ours to make.”
For the full article visit: Single Moms By Choice in Women in the World section of the Daily Beast.
There is a related article over on Momz.com: Are More Moms Opting in or Opting Out?