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Old 03-31-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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A news article got me thinking....
If you found out that the child you have been caring for and thinking was your own was switched with someone else's baby and they were raising your bio. child what would you do?

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Old 03-31-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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oh boy! i would keep the baby i had been raising but i would most definitely want a relationship with my biological child as well. no way would i be able to give up MY baby that i had loved and been taking care of that whole time
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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I would want my baby. I'd probably give the baby i was raising back to his/her parents but keep in touch
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How long are we talking? a day old? A month old? 12 years old? At some point there's a tipping point where biological attachment is negated by environmental nurturing. I wouldn't take a 10 year old out of their home, that's their home! But I would want a relationship with them if they were my bio child.
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Depends on how long I had the child really. If it's been more than a couple years then I would likely try to keep the child that I thought was mine and try to have a relationship with my bio or do a joint custody thing with the other parents. I couldn't take a child away from their parents nor would I want my child taken from me.
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I'd probably want to keep both. I can't fathom going through that.
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Depends on how long I had the child really. If it's been more than a couple years then I would likely try to keep the child that I thought was mine and try to have a relationship with my bio or do a joint custody thing with the other parents. I couldn't take a child away from their parents nor would I want my child taken from me.
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Wow, talk about a can of worms. It almost makes me cry just thinking about it! Now, there's a convincing reason to do a home birth!
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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After seeing so many "baby M" things happen over the years, I think keeping the child you raised as your own would only be right. Kindof like being an adoptive parent. Blood only means so much. And that poor child! Going to people that they don't even know, how traumatizing!
Definately keep in touch. I'd like to be kindof like an Aunt type figure. They'd already have a mom & dad.
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It depends on how long had passed.
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