I've always been a 'why make more when there's so many who need families' kind of girl. Frankly, childbirth scares the hell out of me anyway. I'll admit, adoption seems wonderful because of the selfish aspects, it's just a total pro that it will help the planet a little.
I don't feel that 'need' to share my DNA with someone. I understand though, my partner wants to have kids some day and medically willing, I'll probably give him the whole, "yeah ok" about the issue, but I suspect I'll always feel slightly jaded if I have kids the 'natural way'.
I mean, I'd love to take in a kid that was a bit older, or a little quirky, and work with them. I'm not interested in the whole 'splitting myself open' thing, and frankly, I think my DNA package is probably the equivalent of 'off meat'.
SO, the thought of taking in a lil bundle of joy and raising it with love, and all the privelage I can muster sounds perfect for me... because the alternative holds NO appeal whatsoever.