Thanks for reminding of the fact that there are many out there who need good homes. I have thought about this alot - even adopting someone a bit older.
I am not ready to make these decisions (sterilization, adoption) right now, however. This is in response to accidents happening, even though I am careful and do think about this frequently.
I did talk to O about the vasectomy, and he said he would research it. He felt that he needed more control over the situation, and I would like to know that other girls, that I may never trust like I do myself, will not end up making him a father. I am pretty sure that would put a cramp in our relationship!
I appreciate the thoughts here.