Profiles

To Mother Alone or Not? Floating in the Space of Indecision

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt @rlehmannhaupt excerpted from DIY Mom: A Solo Parenting Adventure (Shebooks, 2014) On my 39th birthday, two years after I froze my eggs, I decided that if I wasn’t in a serious relationship by the time I turned 40, I was going to start intrauterine insemination with the poker player’s sperm. Even though…

Marynell: Saving for adoption

I am a 44-year-old former teacher turned librarian in Tennessee and am now experiencing the most blessed time of my life. In my mid- to late 30’s I researched becoming a mom on my own. I had been divorced for years and had not met anyone with whom I wanted to spend my life, but…

Diana is a Mom! A Five-year Journey (Part 3)

I got a few of these wonderful updates from women last week while I was on a camping trip with my son. Diana is a woman I met in the United Kingdom, who had originally decided that the “fatherless” issue was a reason for her to NOT become a Choice Mom. That story is here.…

Lorie: A Russian adoption story (Part 3)

this is a continuation of Lorie’s Russian adoption story started with Part 1 and Part 2 The Interim Visit to Meet My Daughter After arriving in Kuybyshev and getting “settled” in the hotel, the families I was traveling with were all taken to meet our kids. My daughter had been moved with other toddlers to…