Any thoughts on this matter?
My son is 3 1/2 years old (product of the miracle of IVF). I want to so badly have a second- But can't afford another IVF round. Lately, my son has even been asking me for a brother! So adoption is always on my mind (when we can afford to- IF we will ever be able to afford to.)
Many of my family and friends say that I am SO LUCKY to at least have my son. It's true- But I feel that maybe it would be unfair to my son to grow up without a sibling. Plus, I just love children!
Are their any only children on this board? If so, has it been a positive experience? Did you yearn for a sibling growing up? Have you missed out on anything or has it been great for you?
I can see the pros as being able to afford so much more for our small family- Go on more vacations, have more money for all the extras. In addition, my son gets ALL of our attetion (and believe me he LOVES all that attention.
Con's? Well, I grew up with a brother & a sister. It's nice to have those relationships- especially now that we're older.
Sorry to ramble- your thoughts are appreciated