So, I was wondering how everyone feels about becoming a parent for the first time, or how it was to be a first time parent to an ACTUAL child (such as real age is under 12). I want o become a parent of a small child when I am older and have a steady and good paying job. I also want to adopt and NOT have a child of my own blood, for one fact only... That fact being I have a lot of medical problems and I sure as heck wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, not alone "reproduce" and have my own son/daughter have this accursed life. I have actually talked to my dad about not having a kid of my own, but to adopt. I told him the reason and he totally understood and told me I would make a foster child really happy and proud for them to call me their father.