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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: 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 —…

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…

Shipping Sperm to Home

We asked a few sperm depositories about their policy on shipping sperm to home locations instead of to doctors clinics. NOTE: See also the 2016 Choice Mom E-guide: About Sperm and the E-guide: Home Insemination The Sperm Bank of California: We have always shipped to womenʼs homes for home insemination or just if they prefer…

Choosing a Sperm Bank Wisely

When choosing a sperm bank, many parents focus on finding a donor with specific characteristics, but don’t pay as much attention to the policies of the bank. This could have a profound impact on the family and the child someday. Do not pick a bank simply because it is the one recommended by your doctor…