A lot of people want to have a child/children. Have you ever seriously looked into adoption? If you want an infant, as many people do, it can cost upwards of 5 figures—and that’s IF you can jump through all the hoops, pass all the tests, AND find someone willing to give you their baby. You can foster to adopt and that is a lot cheaper, but also harder to get an infant, and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to raise a child from birth. So from a purely practical standpoint, having your own is most often easier and cheaper.