Vernon Hills couple took in vitro ris...

Vernon Hills couple took in vitro risk after 'a lot of soul-sea...

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Vernon Hills couple took in vitro risk after 'a lot of soul-sea.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For Steve and Lia Sulkin of Vernon Hills , conceiving a child through in vitro fertilization was an emotionally trying process that took 18 months and seven embryonic transfers to succeed.

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Elmhurst, IL

#1 Feb 5, 2009
"said her husband, 53"

Since: Feb 09

St. Louis, Chicago current

#2 Feb 5, 2009
Given the younger age of the wife and the fact that he is still young enough that the child could conceivably reach the teen years by the time that we have as the average male life expectancy in the U.S, NLS, I don't find his age that insane. Sure it's a bit older than normal, but it's not as if he's collecting Social Security.

My question in all this IVF madness, is what is the deal with having a kid? I simply don't understand the pressing need to have a child SO bad to go through all this. Further, if you simply MUST have a child, but have a physical inability to do so, why not adopt? The fact that there is a multi-million or perhaps multi-billion dollar cottage industry to help people have kids is lost to me. I genuinely don't understand it.
Miss Congeniality

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 5, 2009
NLS, a co-worker had a baby and he's 56, wife in mid 40's, baby boy doing fine and being doted on by 5 older kids.

Great outcome for the proud parents of Maycie. Congratulations on your blessed event.

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