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Couple Waits 14 Years For Children

Having dreamed for years of being parents, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Podetzer of Beit Shemesh have taken on the raising of their nephew, a special needs 5-year-old boy who does not speak. Full Story

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IVF is available for free in Israel, up to a certain age (I’m not sure but I think it is till the woman is 42.) And you aren’t limited by how many children you have via this method. Unless this couple is “overage” , there’s no reason why they can’t continue. Don’t get me wrong… I feel for this couple. My own children can’t conceive but they don’t live in EY. IVF is THEIR only chance, and they can’t afford it. But they aren’t running a campaign, they & we are saving every cent to help them. I know I… Read more »

This family needs compassion not judgement
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This family needs compassion not judgement

Im sure after 14yrs all the treatments in Israel were exhausted. Each fertility clinic has their own unique features and protocols and no two are exactly the same. Also it is a field that is always evolving. Technology may have now caught up to this couple’s particular problem. Maybe the new treatments are stilll green for many Reproductive specialists and they were advised by their current treatment team seek treatment hy so and so clinic that may be even by abroad. Your childs situation doesnt seem as complex and may be solvable by one ivf treatment locally but obviously this… Read more »

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To #2

I just want to dispute something you said: you don’t know how complex my family’s situation is, so please… if you are concerned about judgment, I don’t think your comment is valid. You have no idea why they can’t conceive, just as neither of us knows this couple’s situation. As for not experiencing it personally… it is as close as I can possibly get. Watching your children suffer, how much worse can it get? Lastly… you also don’t know what happened with me personally or any of my family. I am not judging this couple, far from it, but there… Read more »

To number 1
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To number 1

Your son is very fortunate that he has close family members that are raising the funds for his fertility treatments privately. This family isnt in that position anymore given its been 14 years. Their appeal isnt illegal and its not hurting anyone so who are you to judge how someone else should live their life. Additionally if you dont want to yourself ao be it but whu are you taking an additional step to discourage others who want to do the mitzvah. Why are you so bitter

To number 1
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To number 1

Exactly you have NO idea what this couples precise medical condition is yet you have the audacity to comment that they continue their treatments in Israel which has been ineffective for 14 yrs. Perhaps another dr that waa recommended for their specific diagnosis is NOT located in Israel altogether and hence they are fundraising have you considered this before you wrote your ludicrous comment? Out of All the comments i have read over the years in col , yours is the most outrageous i have ever read. Ask a rov if your comment was appropriate. You and your family hide… Read more »

caretaker of special child
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caretaker of special child

It is beautiful that they are raising a special neshama. I hope they appreciate what they do have.

To#1
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To#1

A little common sense would suggest that this couple
is not in need of your advise after all they have been through.
May HASHEM fulfill their hearts desire very soon.

Mother
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Mother

This is so painful. I had trouble conceiving my 3rd baby and had treatments and I remember sitting in the fertility doctors office crying. And I already had 2 b”h. I pray this couple is as lucky as i was k’h that the treatment was successful.

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