Mary - posted on 12/27/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Me & my fiancé are undecided to have children or not. My fiancé's niece has autism. No one else in the family has any mental illness or disorders. I see how much his sister struggles with her daughters autism and I am deathly afraid of having a child with autism since it is not decided whether it is inherited or if it's environmental or whatever. Since his niece is the only one that has autism, do you think I should try to have my own family? I'm sorry if this sounds selfish and I'm not trying to be mean but I'm just really afraid and undecided on what to do. Personally I would love to have my own children and so afraid that I would have to a child with autism.