segunda-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2014

a ideia de um filho


«“I don’t know that I can do this, Laura”, I say “Most babies I would conceive wouldn’t even survive. How could I get pregnant, knowing that my baby would probably never make it out alive?” I'm getting shrill. “And if it does survive, and it has serious special needs, how can I know for sure I would love it?” Shriller. “And what about Jay? Would this destroy our marriage? And how can I even be having these thoughts?” At this point, only dogs can hear me.
She says to me: “The problem is that you’re not thinking about an actual child, you’re just thinking about the idea of a child.”
“My hypothetical future baby,” I agree.»
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Claudia Chapman in Hypothetical Future Baby - An Unsentimental Adoption Memoir


autora do blog my fascinating life

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Periodicamente, tentaremos partilhar livros que vamos lendo. Começamos com uma semana de excertos diários do "nosso primeiro livro sobre adopção".

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2 comentários:

Joana Mendonca disse...

Que linda ideia! Nunca fiz. E não conheço este livro. Mas assino a newsletter do adoptive families, que recomendo. Hoje vim aqui parar.

Cipreste disse...

Nunca fizeste o quê? processo de expectativa? :)

Obrigada pela dica, vou segui-la

e: as boas vindas! :))))