Not everyone wants to have children, but it sure seems like most of us have that drive at some point in our life.
And being unfairly robbed of that opportunity by your own body has got to feel like an extreme blow.
So, what happens when you find out that you’re sterile? How does it change your life, if at all? Here are some perspectives from people who have been there.
20. Secretly happy
Adoption is ALWAYS an option.
19. Get your shots, kids
According to the CDC, mumps can decrease fertility in men or lead to sterility, though it may not be permanent.
18. Dog mom
Dogs are the best people anyway.
17. Don’t want your pity
“Who would want to bring a kid into this world when there are plenty without a home?”
16. Couldn’t have been happier
Just one less thing to worry about.
15. Can’t wait
Like we said, some people love it.
Are you kidding me, let’s do this!
Hard hitting news for many.
Like so many things in life.
11. Cures and diseases
Trading one problem for another is never a fun time.
10. Big surprise!
A sterile diagnosis can’t really be 100% sure…
9. Shoot your shot
Is this a really weird sequel to A Christmas Story?
7. Oh boy
Remember, there’s always adoption!
6. The end
It may sting for now, but who shares your genes is not as important as who shares your love.
5. It’s a miracle!
Or a misdiagnosis, but, either way, congrats!
4. Love me
Don’t beat yourself up, this is far from a dealbreaker for most people.
3. Have a heart
Better to build on honesty now.
2. Acting up
Gotta love a happy ending.
1. The bummer
Sometimes the feelings are as simple as that.
Personally, I’ve never had kids and if I found out tomorrow that I was sterile, I’d probably be alright with it.
Remember, there’s always adoption! Plenty of little ones out there looking for a loving home.
How would you feel about it?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments.