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Writer's Block: Family planning

If you wanted to have children and had trouble conceiving, would you be more likely to consider IVF, surrogacy, or adoption, and why?

Honestly, I'd have to say I would not solely choose one. I would probably agree more to  IVF than surrogacy, only because of a personal choice that relates to my religious beliefs. I believe women were given the curse of childbearing by God in the garden of Eden, so even though having someone doing the hard work for me seems nice, I would be convicted.  Adoption is also a good route to take. There are plenty of children in the world who don't have a home. Doing my part of helping them would be, in my mind, considered as fulfilling a mizvah (any commandment that Jews are obligated to observe; it can also refer to any good deed). However, if I were to adopt, I would probably also consider IVF, if given the oppurtunity. We, as humans, were called to subdue the earth by multiplying, so if I couldn't do that naturally, I would try other ways.