Deciding to have a baby is a large and important question that many people face in their lives. It is a decision that should take a great deal of time and consideration before an answer is made. Many people don't realize it until it's too late that having a baby requires a great deal more than just love and attention. Sure, raising a baby properly does require a certain level of love and compassion but there is so much more to consider. Whether you are intending to have the baby as a single parent or with a partner, you should consider all aspect of having a child and the decide if you are ready. A child should always be wanted and never needed.
Beyond the financial commitment required of having a baby there are also other considerations you need to make. Maybe you are comfortable in your home right now, and like the way it is. A child will be a new addition to your home and disrupt the balance. Are you willing to cope with that? Have you considered how a child may affect your marriage? Is your partner as interested in having a child as you are? Do you think you will be a supportive and positive role model for your child? What we're trying to say is that you should never just jump into having a child, or decide to have one for the wrong reasons. Allow this questionnaire to help you in your process of deciding whether or not you should have a baby.