that's a difficult question, and one that a family had to face here last year. Yes, I think I'd want my own child back... blood is thicker, as they say. But I would hope to keep contact with the other, like an adopted child. But my own child carries MY genes and traits.
I agree with Dorrie, I wouldn't be able to turn my back on my genes but of course a bond would already have formed with the other child sio would be very hard to let that one go as well. 1 year would be hard but not so bad as the 2 year old Russian boys recently swapped back (see my post of May 27).
What is wrong with both families, getting together and keeping the bonds going? For me, I would have to seriously think about the blood is thicker than water, but on the other hand, I was never so far away from any of my kids after they were born. Even the youngest one who was in special care for a while.
not a problem since I'm not going to have kids.
I don't know what I would do. What a difficult situation. Emotionally devastating in so many ways.
Have to agree with the previous commenters. I would absolutely want my own child but I would never want to lose touch with that baby I raised for a year.
No way. I love him too much.
Does my real baby sleep through the night?I'm KIDDING!Questions like that make my brain hurt.
I couldn't imagine having to make a decision like that! But the only mother a baby has ever known...I couldn't be the one to take it away. I so feel for the families that have been affected!