I was watching one of my favorite shows on HGTV last night, when this woman, a single mother, decided that she was ready to buy a home. Im assuming she was interviewed about these things because she freely answered the questions asked. She stated that she was getting tired of waiting for the "perfect" relationship or for marriage and decided that she wanted to have a baby on her own. She got pregnant, had a child, and cares not to have a father in the life of the child. Part of me understood where she was coming from. She seemed in her mid to late 30's, had a great job, not in a relationship, and seemingly would not be married anytime soon, so she took things into her own hands and decided to have a child. After all, who wants to wait all their lives for the "perfect" relationship or marriage which may never happen, right?
Many women are beginning to do this, they're tired of waiting for the "right" man to come along, so they either adopt a child or get pregnant and have one not expecting or wanting help. The idea of what a "family" is has changed drastically from generation to generation, and the "look" of a family can be different from home to home. Do you think she was selfish for bringing a child into the world, purposely knowing that this child would not have a father around or even a father figure around?
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