This week I consulted with two women who have similar origin stories for their child — both used a known sperm donor — but very different concerns as a result. As a Mother’s Day message, to all who are Thinking, Trying and Being moms on their own, I share some words of wisdom from a…
There is nothing that prompts more questions on Choice Mom discussion boards than when a single woman is purposely trying to conceive. We quickly learn how little we know about something we’ve been taught can be so easy. The Choice Mom Guide to Fertility gathers the most common questions and answers them, with the help of…
I was asked to speak recently to a law school class about reproductive technology and the Choice Mom. Other panelists included a gay couple from Paris who came to the U.S. because it is illegal for them to have a child in France (they are waiting to go back until a time they don’t have to lie about why they have a child)… a married woman who used a gestational carrier after medical issues prevented her from carrying a child… and a single gay man, now father of two.
Before our recent trip to New York City and D.C., I got in touch with a man I hadn’t seen in nine years because my son wanted to meet him for the first time.
I came across Emma’s story in a blog that mentioned my Choosing Single Motherhood book, and she gave me permission to excerpt her story here. You can read her full blog here.
I started thinking about becoming a Choice Mom three years ago, when I was 34.
When your uncle is also the sperm donor who helped your lesbian parents conceive, you might presume "the" conversation about your origins would be a hard one. And what happens afterward?
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Three important documents have been supplied by Choice Moms.
1. Jessica created a list of comprehensive questions to discuss with her known donor candidates to help put expectations into contract form.
2. Fiona is a Canadian family attorney, who offered a sample agreement to use as a template for a known donor contract.
3. A co-parenting agreement has also been offered as a sample.
There are many things to talk about with a known donor candidate. This Choice Chat podcast covers many of the issues with two unique experts.