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Has anyone here decided to not have kids of their own (might adopt)? How did you family react? Is it a big taboo in our culture?

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I am gay, so yeah most likely going to adopt if I have to. Having kids through surrogacy can be tough

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Yes I have. And IT IS a big taboo ( North Indian here). We communicated that was our choice and got the usual ‘Kya beta, life mein aur kya hai? Mujhe dadi nahin banao ge??’ Etc. But it was our decision and we didn’t want to do it just to check a box or because of community pressure. It took a lot of conversations for them to come around, but not gonna lie, it was tough. Having a kid is a life event for many, just wasn’t for us. Which is OK

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I don’t want kids and it is incredibly difficult to find a partner who wants the same.

My friends are adopting! They’re very excited. Another friend and her husband had originally decided not to have kids but ended up adopting at some point after a while.

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