Slacker and Steve - GMD: Adopt or Not (Audio)

March 30, 2017

Photo: Alberto Jorrin Rodriguez |

Today’s Great Mate Debate is from Sean and Ariel. They are married and recently discovered Ariel is unable to have children. They talked before they got married, and they both agreed they wanted kids. They had been trying to get pregnant for a long time before finding out it wasn’t going to be possible. Sean wants to look into other ways to have children but really wants to adopt a baby. Ariel is saying that since she is unable to have kids, she doesn’t want any at all. She doesn’t want to adopt. She feels like being unable to have children is God’s way of telling her she’s not meant to be a mom. She says she’s come to peace with the fact she can’t be a mom and just wants to focus on her and Sean’s happiness instead. Sean is upset by the situation. He says they both agreed that they wanted to have kids and just because Ariel’s body is unable to, he still thinks they will make great parents. He still really wants to be a dad and says there are a lot of kids out there that need good parents. He thinks that deep down Ariel still wants kids, she’s just put up an emotional barrier to not deal with the issue. 


Whose side are you on? Should Ariel and Sean adopt a baby?