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weird question. Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

A friend on my Facebook posted earlier what would you do if say 5 years down the line the child you had been raising somehow got switched at birth and they weren't your biological child after all, instead your biological one was still out there. Would you want to meet that one or would you be happy with the child you have raised for the last 5 years? For me its easy my kids will always be my kids no matter what, I would miss the child I raised instead of the child that got switched at birth.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7410 posts
10th Aug '13

I'd want to find my biological child. I wouldn't want to lose the child I had raised though so I'd probably try to work something out with the other parents to somehow share custody of both. Idk, that's hard.

*And baby makes 4!* Due May 4; 1 child; Ohio 3772 posts
10th Aug '13

I watch that show switched at birth and this is that exact scenario. Idk what I'd think. I would miss the biological one knowing they're my blood but I wouldn't want to lose the one I raised

Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

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S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3838 posts
10th Aug '13

That would be tragic, in a sense. I would feel like I am loosing my child ( if the bio parents wanted him back with no agreement to share some sort of custody). But in the same sense, gaining another child to love, if I were able to have shared custody with both.



That's a toughie.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7410 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy of 2 little girls:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting

Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spacetits:</b>" I would be okay with it. I raised the kids I have, they are mine. SO would want to "return" them, though. :roll:"</blockquote>



I think my DH would feel the same way as me we raised them there our kids. I couldn't imagine my life without them. I feel the way you do.

Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany*ttc #2*:</b>" I watch that show switched at birth and this is that exact scenario. Idk what I'd think. I would miss the biological one knowing they're my blood but I wouldn't want to lose the one I raised"</blockquote>



I've watched that show before it is a good show. My kids are my kids I couldn't part with the ones I raised either.

Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" That would be tragic, in a sense. I would feel like I am loosing my child ( if the bio parents wanted ... [snip!] ... But in the same sense, gaining another child to love, if I were able to have shared custody with both. That's a toughie."</blockquote>




It sure is.

Ellie Goulding 1 child; London, --, United Kingdom 4742 posts
10th Aug '13

I'd want the child I raised, without a doubt.

Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting VeggieBurglar:</b>" I'd want the child I raised, without a doubt."</blockquote>




Same here my kids are my kids no matter what.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
10th Aug '13

Wow. I can't even imagine what I'd do. I'll probably be very devastated because then that'll mean the the child I had inside of me for nine months was not whom I was raising. I would want to meet my biological child though & give the opportunity to my daughter's biological mother to meet her. It would be so hard to give the child I was raising away to their bio parents, but that'll be the right thing to do. Plus I'd want my baby too.

Mommy-of-3-awesome-kids 3 kids; Go Hawks, IA, United States 2573 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Now and Forever:</b>" Wow. I can't even imagine what I'd do. I'll probably be very devastated because then that'll mean the ... [snip!] ... to give the child I was raising away to their bio parents, but that'll be the right thing to do. Plus I'd want my baby too. "</blockquote>



It would be the right thing to do but I think I would be selfish I couldn't part with my 5 or 8 year old. I would always wonder about my biological child but the ones I raised I would miss terribly. I love my sassy, sweet 5 year old even though she is outspoken and tells everyone what she thinks and my sweet, quite and caring 8 year old.