I Have No Money and Three Kids, Should I Have A Baby?

no money baby"I don't work and my husband just lost his job, but I'm sure he'll be able to get another one soon. We have three kids—ages one, two, and four—and we're thinking about having another baby. If we do have another baby, I want to name it Cocoa whether it's a boy or girl. What do you all think?"


This question was posted anonymously in Answers and not surprisingly, it was quite the conversation starter. There were a lot of responses. Here are the highlights:

"I'm sorry, but that would be an irresponsible thing to do—you have 3 kids and no money." — MrsOwen86

"If you can't support them, don't have them." — Lyndall

"I don't think you should have a baby—I think you should have ten babies."— anonymous

"I'm going to have to go with 'no' on that one. I don't want to have to pay for you have a baby when I am choosing to have only one because that is all we can afford. Babies are not a right." — peanutsmommy1

"The best thing you can do is wait until you or your hubby has a job—then make another baby. You can also get WIC, there are programs to help you out if you need it.
Being pregnant for nine months is also plenty of time to look for a job. — MissKellee

"Are you able to feed the three you have? Are you helping them to be smart and independent? Do you trust that your husband will have a job soon? If you answer yes to all of those, then have another baby and just be the best mom you can." —dbeard951

Having a baby is never your choice. It's always God's choice and it's always a blessing. — fluud7

Oh my gosh, I love the name Cocoa! jenerica

What do you think? Should someone with no money, no job, and three kids have a baby?

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