Kathleen, surely this is illegal aside from all the other considerations? In my country such sterilization is opposed on the grounds of invasion of the child’s rights even if she is disabled.
One family I know petitioned for sterilization because the child was absolutely traumatised when periods began but the petition was opposed.
Please don’t let these folks disturb your peace. Peaple don’t always understand. Fortunately they have no control over your child.
Kathleen, I’ve a family with a remarkable attitude to handicapped children. None of all my siblings had a disabled child, but one of my sisters and her husband who had five natural children, adopted two handicapped children and just adore them as much as their natural kids. My eldest brother and his wife raised their three and then adopted three handicapped children, equally loved and cared for…so maybe you meet people who don’t appreciate and love these blue roses, but when you do, just remember people like my sister, and my brother…and maybe you will feel a little cheered. God bless you, Trishie