Choosing Single Motherhood

Author : Mikki Morrissette
ISBN : 9780547527093
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 73.78 MB
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The comprehensive guide for single women interested in proactively becoming and being a mother—includes the essential tools needed to decide whether to take this step, information on how best to follow through, and insight about answering the child’s questions and needs over time. Choosing Single Motherhood, written by a longtime journalist and Choice Mother (a woman who chooses to conceive or adopt without a life partner), will become the indispensable tool for women looking for both support and insight. Based on extensive up-to-date research, advice from child experts and family therapists, as well as interviews with more than one hundred single women, this book explores • common questions and concerns of women facing this decision, including: Can I afford to do this? Should I wait longer to see if life turns a new corner? How do Choice Mothers handle the stress of solo parenting? • what the research says about growing up in a single-parent household • how to answer a child’s “daddy” questions • the facts about adoption, anonymous donor insemination, and finding a known donor • how the children of pioneering Choice Mothers feel about their lives Written in a lively style that never sugarcoats or sweeps problems under the rug, Choosing Single Motherhood covers the topic clearly, concisely, and with a great deal of heart.
Category: Family & Relationships

Single By Chance Mothers By Choice

Author : Rosanna Hertz
ISBN : 9780195341409
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 46.6 MB
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The remarkable number of women taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage is explored in this account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why middle-class women have taken an unorthodox approach to parenthood and how they are making it work.
Category: Family & Relationships

Single Mothers By Choice

Author : Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W.
ISBN : 9780307831316
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 48.36 MB
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The first handbook for the rapidly growing number of American women choosing single motherhood, written by the director of the national organization, Single Mothers by Choice.
Category: Family & Relationships

Families Beyond The Nuclear Ideal

Author : Daniela Cutas
ISBN : 9781780930138
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.5 MB
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This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our societies.That children should be conceived naturally, born to and raised by their two young, heterosexual, married to each other, genetic parents; that this relationship between parents is also the ideal relationship between romantic or sexual partners; and that romance and sexual intimacy ought to be at the core of our closest personal relationships - all these elements converge towards the ideal of the nuclear family. The authors consider a range of relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal: polyamory and polygamy, single and polyparenting, parenting by gay and lesbian couples, as well as families created through assisted human reproduction.
Category: Social Science

In Defense Of Single Parent Families

Author : Nancy E. Dowd
ISBN : 9780814744246
Genre : Law
File Size : 35.92 MB
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Single-parent families succeed. Within these families children thrive, develop, and grow, just as they do in a variety of family structures. Tragically, they must do so in the face of powerful legal and social stigma that works to undermine them. As Nancy E. Dowd argues in this bold and original book, the justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families are founded largely on myths, myths used to rationalize harshly punitive social policies. Children, in increasing numbers, bear the brunt of those policies. In this generation, more than two-thirds of all children will spend some time in a single-parent family before reaching age 18. The damage done in the name of justified stigma, therefore, harms a great many children. Dowd details the primary justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families, marshalling an impressive array of resources about single parents that portray a very different picture of these families. She describes them in all their forms, with particular attention to the differential treatment given never-married and divorced single parents, and to the impact of gender, race, and class. Emphasizing that all families face significant conflicts between work and family responsibilities, Dowd argues many two-parent families, in fact, function as single-parent caregiving households. The success or failure of families, she contends, has little to do with form. Many of the problems faced by single-parent families mirror problems faced by all families. Illustrating the harmful impact of current laws concerning divorce, welfare, and employment, Dowd makes a powerful case for centering policy around the welfare and equality of all children. A thought-provoking examination of the stereotypes, realities and possibilities of single-parent families, In Defense of Single-Parent Families asks us to consider the true purpose or goal of a family.
Category: Law

The Complete Single Mother

Author : Andrea Engber
ISBN : 9781440518065
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 23.9 MB
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Your best resource now completely revised and updated! Being a single mother isn't easy--but with The Complete Single Mother, Third Edition, it just got easier. Long the most popular source of encouragement and advice for single moms, this engaging, enlightening guide explores such important issues as: Finances Dealing with the absent father Custody Dating and remarriage With a new chapter devoted to children with special needs, as well as inspirational sidebars about famous single mothers, this updated classic is the supportive, one-stop handbook you'll turn to again and again!
Category: Family & Relationships

Knock Yourself Up

Author : Louise Sloan
ISBN : 1583332863
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 84.26 MB
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A straightforward and lighthearted guide to achieving single motherhood addresses a range of concerns, from artificial insemination methods and handling pregnancy while single to managing finances and addressing the concerns of friends and family members. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Choosing The Life Within

Author : Jean Vale
ISBN : OCLC:857719668
Genre : Charities, Medical
File Size : 33.99 MB
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Category: Charities, Medical

Pregnancy Decisions Know Your Options

Author : Kaz Cooke
ISBN : 9780857970800
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 88.50 MB
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Trouble getting pregnant? Horrified that you're pregnant? Wondering if or when to try and get pregnant? Find out your options for each scenario with practical, non-judgemental and friendly info from Kaz Cooke. With expert input and quotes from real women, this ebook is based on combined info from the bestselling books Women's Stuff ('Pregnancy Thoughts & Decisions' chapter) and Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy ('Fertility Troubles' and 'Assisted Conception' sections).
Category: Health & Fitness