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Would You Be Bothered By Your Sibling Biologically Parenting Your Child?

Last night on Brothers and Sisters, lil Elizabeth needed a liver transplant from her father. But since she was conceived with the help of her uncle's sperm, it had to be Kevin or Justin's organ donation. The Walkers never knew which of Tommy's brothers was the biological father of his daughter until it was revealed in the wake of this crisis. Tommy was understandably disturbed by the process (and the fact that he had to rely on his brother, Kevin, to help his child), would you be?
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momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
yea kiki I changed it yesterday! ;)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
yea kiki I changed it yesterday! ;)
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Macgirl, What you said is very true. But for this story there is a lot of backstory... Tommy & Julia (the parents) couldn't get pregnant for a long time and it wound up being Tommy who wasn't able to get Julia pregnant. For this family --- family is **everything** and when Tommy couldn't get his wife pregnant he felt like he failed. Then they asked the brothers to donate (originally only asked Kevin - (the lawyer) but that pissed off Justin - (the younger brother-the army guy) ... I think... maybe the other way around) anyways both brothers donated so that no one would know the father. Julia delivered twins. A boy & a girl. The little boy died a few days after birth. The were born prematurely while the family was several hours outside of LA. No one could do anything - Tommy again couldn't provide for/save his family and he felt like it was his fault b/c he kind of pushed Julia to go to his winery opening when she hadn't been feeling good. Again he felt like a failure. Then this happened. See Tommy strives to be like his father (he's the oldest son). And his father was the ultimate provider - something Tommy can't seem to do. - his father didn't even select him to take over the family business -- he selected Sarah the oldest kid. Anyways that was a long story! lol ... I just didn't want this story line to throw you off the whole show. I absolutely love it and it is one of my *can't miss* shows of the week. The story lines are amazing and so are the actors :)
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Macgirl,What you said is very true. But for this story there is a lot of backstory...Tommy & Julia (the parents) couldn't get pregnant for a long time and it wound up being Tommy who wasn't able to get Julia pregnant. For this family --- family is **everything** and when Tommy couldn't get his wife pregnant he felt like he failed.Then they asked the brothers to donate (originally only asked Kevin - (the lawyer) but that pissed off Justin - (the younger brother-the army guy) ... I think... maybe the other way around) anyways both brothers donated so that no one would know the father.Julia delivered twins. A boy & a girl. The little boy died a few days after birth. The were born prematurely while the family was several hours outside of LA. No one could do anything - Tommy again couldn't provide for/save his family and he felt like it was his fault b/c he kind of pushed Julia to go to his winery opening when she hadn't been feeling good. Again he felt like a failure. Then this happened. See Tommy strives to be like his father (he's the oldest son). And his father was the ultimate provider - something Tommy can't seem to do. - his father didn't even select him to take over the family business -- he selected Sarah the oldest kid.Anyways that was a long story! lol ... I just didn't want this story line to throw you off the whole show. I absolutely love it and it is one of my *can't miss* shows of the week. The story lines are amazing and so are the actors :)
macgirl macgirl 7 years
This was the first episode of this show that I have seen. I just thought I would preview it as my mom is trying to pawn off the season 1 DVD's to me. While at first I thought it was a horrible thing.. If you commissioned your brothers to give up a cup of goods to have a baby then you shouldn't be upset if one of them is actually the biodad. You knew one of them was the biodad, right?? You chose the path and you shouldn't be upset.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
i have a friend i grew up with who adopted her sister's daughter at birth because the biological mother is a drug addict with several other problems and a LOOOOOONG felony arrest record. the first 5 years were fine, but suddenly in the last year the biological mother is around all the time (the sister and her mom live next door to each other) and last summer she moved back home. it's very strange now. a lot of things have happened that have caused the sister that adopted the child and her husband to want nothing to do with the biological mother (like stealing her identity causing my friend to be arrested), and it was understood at the birth that the name of the birth mother would not be discussed until later with the child. over thanksgiving i felt like i was walking on egg shells with all of them, so i can just imagine who all of them
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
i have a friend i grew up with who adopted her sister's daughter at birth because the biological mother is a drug addict with several other problems and a LOOOOOONG felony arrest record. the first 5 years were fine, but suddenly in the last year the biological mother is around all the time (the sister and her mom live next door to each other) and last summer she moved back home. it's very strange now. a lot of things have happened that have caused the sister that adopted the child and her husband to want nothing to do with the biological mother (like stealing her identity causing my friend to be arrested), and it was understood at the birth that the name of the birth mother would not be discussed until later with the child. over thanksgiving i felt like i was walking on egg shells with all of them, so i can just imagine who all of them
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Yeah momma it was rather confusing right! I think those are actually the answers to the question: Tommy was understandably disturbed by the process, would you be? umm.. didn't you use to be mommaof2? or something? lol!
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Yeah momma it was rather confusing right!I think those are actually the answers to the question: Tommy was understandably disturbed by the process, would you be?umm.. didn't you use to be mommaof2? or something? lol!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
yes I couldn't handle it? I dont really get the question on the poll...I has to read the situation like 3 times its so confusing..poor child.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
yes I couldn't handle it? I dont really get the question on the poll... I has to read the situation like 3 times its so confusing..poor child.
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