None For Me, Thanks.
for a variety of reasons.
the main one being that i want the cycles of mental illness and poor parenting to stop with me.
also, and this is selfish, but i have things that i want to do with my life, beyond dedicating it to the upbringing of another person. i want to live. i want to learn. i want to travel.
another reason is that i would obsessed with worry about them. are they healthy? are they safe? are they happy? are they growing up to be good people? that's not a healthy parent/child relationship, or a happy mental place for me.
people (especially older people, but not exclusively) love to ask me things like "well, when are you planning on having kids?" whenever i say "never" they immediately start the attack. why not? that's not a good enough reason! you'll change your mind one of these days!
i've decided that the next time someone asks i'm going to tell them it's because i was actually born with both male and female genitalia, and as a hermaphrodite i don't possess a working reproductive system. that should do it, i think.