Thank you! That's it exactly. Unfortunate reference for me. I'll jump to Dickens (Bleak House, I think): "What have the poor if not their children?" Meaning (to me) that children, even when they're undeserved (talk about moral judgment) are the greatest of all wealth and understandably pursued or coveted maybe even against reason.
Interesting point. However, wanting something badly does not make the acquisition of it by immoral means right.