Resources

Choice Mom E-guide: Finding Support

Visit our Eguides page for access to the FREE “2016 Choice Mom E-Guide: Finding Support.” What help will you need on the single mother by choice journey? Where will you find it? Insights shared by Choice Moms from our 2016 survey and therapists who support resources for this community. Special thanks to long-time Choice Mom supporters Dr. Joann Paley Galst (NYC) and Dr.…

2016 EBook: About Sperm and Sperm Banks

The 2016 Choice Moms Sperm Guide (40 pages) offers everything you need to know about sperm and sperm banks, but might not know to ask. Such as: An at-a-glance comparative chart of policies and prices at 11 sperm banks — number of donors, guaranteed motility count, family donor limit, price, shipping costs How Choice Moms choose…

BOOKS FOR SALE: Alternative family building and more

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During the process of writing “Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide,” I read a tremendous number of books about parenting, donor insemination, alternative family building and more. Now I’m selling some of those books to single women, researchers and thematic book collectors. They are listed in full as “Products” at Amazon under my Choice…

SPOTLIGHT CANADA: Outreach Health Services

This is excerpted from our 2016 E-guide “Choice Moms: Canada — insights and resources,” sponsored by Outreach Health Services, which provides sperm donation options throughout Canada. Section 1: Where Do I Begin? by Heather Brooks, Outreach Health Services, CreatingCanadianFamilies.ca So… here you are. You are at the point in your fertility treatment where you are exploring…

PODCAST: Finding a sperm bank

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ChoiceMoms.org has a lot of information about finding a sperm bank and using donor sperm.” use the Search function and the Category list at right. [See also our Eguide about choosing a sperm bank.] There are important changes needed, and slowly happening, in the donor sperm industry. On this Choice Chat show from 2008 I talk with three people…

PODCAST: Before becoming a single mother by choice

What should a woman know before becoming a single mother by choice? Recorded at the New York City Choice Mom event, this podcast features mental health counselor Joann Paley Galst discussing the basic tips she offers any single woman who is considering Choice Motherhood. In a more detailed conversation with Dr. Galst, we talk about the…

PODCAST: Meeting Half-Siblings and Donors

In these highly popular Choice Chat shows, I talked with people who have special knowledge about what happens AFTER donor-conceived baby turns into a curious child and AFTER sperm donors evolve into curious adults who wonder about the offspring that resulted. Most of these shows — which include information about meeting half-siblings and donors —…

PODCAST: The impact of single parenting

There has been a wide variety of emotions and viewpoints about the impact of single parenting on kids. In this one-hour Choice Chat radio show, from 2010, I talked with two experts about the impact it can have on a child to grow up without a father: Peggy Drexler, author of Raising Boys Without Men. See my Q&A…