Originally Posted by Morbert
OP, how would she feel about adoption? If her major concern is a limited window of fertility, you could always adopt instead at a later stage. Not only would you be raising a child of your own, but you would be saving a life to boot.
Well... wow. First of all, wanting your own biological kids is a deep urge for many people. Adoption is something that either fertile or infertile people can do... yet the vast majority of people who adopt do so when they have given up hoping and grieving for the own child. Asking a 27 yr old girl to ignore her own biological drives and stick around until the OP is ready to adopt is ... madness?
Also, as far as I know the cut off age for adopting is 40 - hardly that old. And adoption costs 20k and there is a 5 year waiting list. When should they join the list? lol.
Unfortunately the OP is facing a very common problem that there is no easy answer to. In my experience, most men get extremely broody in their late thirties, but unfortunately it is often too late for the women they love. Infertility is then a problem for both people.
OP, I don't envy you having to make this decision. Ultimately no one here has the answer. The only thing I could say is that I've seen alot of men who didn't want kids being absolutely over the moon when kids come along. Also she is just 27, you could wait another two years or and focus on your career in that time. The real question is
: DO YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR LIFE WITH THIS GIRL?
I also agree with Neyite. Nothing wrong with not wanting kids, as long as you don't waste anyone's time.