Wanting to be a Father, but dont really want to pass on my disability!

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I want to be a father, Im 28, with Osteogenisis Imperfecta/OI(Brittle Bones) I dont really want to put my future partner through the strain of bringing up my childs disability though. I would personally not mind, I would love the child no matter what, I have had a marvelouss life dispite what my disability throws at me somteimes. But I wouldnt want my lover/girlfriend to go through half the stress what my Mum went through in raising me! What do I do?

-- Anonymous, August 31, 2003


marcus i have cerable palsy and i am married with 5 children 4 boys and 1 girl i know how you and your partner must feel but i always wanted children we took a chance with all of them but thank god there all ok i would say go with your heart deep down you know what is right for you good luck hope this e mail has given you some hope

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003

My family has OI. I have it and I had my daughter and she does not have at all. Remember 50/50 chance of child having it. My uncle had 2 children and neither of them have OI. You take a chance and pray. Sometimes children can have OI but never break.

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2004

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