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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…

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…

EGUIDE on LGBTQ Families: Are the Kids All Right?

“It is commonly assumed that the more a family deviates from the norm of the traditional two-parent heterosexual family, the greater the risks to the psychological well-being of the children. But is this really the case?” — Susan Golombok, long-time researcher of non-traditional and LGBTQ families Years ago I had the pleasure of talking with students at…

“Don’t wait for Mr. Right because you never know when he’ll show up. Every year I think this’ll be the year I meet that perfect someone and then another year passes. And look at the boat I’m in now: 43 and needing to use an egg donor. No time will be the perfect time, so you just need to take that leap of faith and do it. I know it’s not easy, but nothing in life worth having is.”

— from one member of the Choice Mom discussion group to another

 

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Will a donor-conceived child feel like a “freak”?

A new Thinker wrote to one of the discussion boards with a concern that her eventual child might someday feel like “a freak of nature” as a donor-conceived child. One thing I know from years of talking with Thinkers and every stage of Choice Motherhood after is that we do tend to worry about many…