Tag Archive for Choice Kids

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…

Non-traditional families: Video and Website Resources

As part of the extensive bibliography created by New York-based therapist Patricia Mendell, a long-time supporter of Choice Mom resources, this section lists videos and website resources she recommends for their stories and information for non-traditional families. Books for parents Books to share with kids VIDEOS “A Different Story” From the Donor Conception Network, 2003…

Jodi: My Egg Donation Story

Jodi offered her story for the Choice Mom E-Guide: All About Eggs. — our new 47-page guide that covers everything from debating egg freezing and embryo donation to questions to ask yourself and a bank before selecting an egg donor option. Jodi offered to let me share her story in more detail for the many…

The lovely story of a true Choice Mom kid

happy mother through gestational carrier

Hello World! It’s me, little Lillia, writing to tell you the story of how I came to be. Mommy had her cancer surgery four years ago. Part of her decision-making process at that time regarded whether or not to be a Choice Mom. She had already been working with two adoption agencies, so she updated…

Navigating the world of embryo donation

Embryo donation is the process of using embryos that have been created during an IVF treatment, but not selected for implantation — the couple or individual who has decided they are now done building their family has the choice to donate those remaining embryos for others to use. Originally, these embryos were largely stored by…