Strong in her convictions, a young woman of 25 refuses to raise the children of her dying sister.

A young woman opened a very intense debate on the Reddit forum. The 20-year-old explained that her 31-year-old sister was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Having no other family, the latter asked him to raise her three children, aged 6, 2 and a newborn, after her death. “Her ex-husband wants nothing to do with the children as she cheated on him for years with other men and they are not hers,” she wrote. Despite her eldest’s request, the young woman said she did not want to become a surrogate mother.

“It would be unfair to ask my husband to make this sacrifice. When we got married, we agreed not to have children. To change that is almost synonymous with divorce” confided the young woman. She also added that she and her husband are atheists, the complete opposite of the convictions of her sister, who would like her children to grow up in the faith. The 25-year-old wanted to give some details on her non-existent relationship with her sister: “With our 6 years apart, we didn’t really grow up together and the only memories I have, she was horrible with me, very cynical. She left home at 18 and we haven’t spoken since, except at my parents’ funeral. I don’t know her, let alone her children.”

A categorical refusal

The 25-year-old confessed that her sister had called her selfish, to which she replied: “It’s my life, I have the right to be selfish. A child is not a 18 year commitment is for life and I decided not to take it She has been unfaithful many times and she lost her husband – I don’t think it’s my job to fix the consequences his own actions. I don’t feel like I owe him anything.” A testimony that has greatly divided Internet users in the comments under its publication. While most of them asked him to reconsider his decision to support his dying sister and grant her last wish, others understood his choice.

TESTIMONY I refuse to raise my dying sister's children ©

Lara T.
Lara T.

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