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Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood Paperback – May 10, 1994
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Kay Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills, Md.
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I always knew donor sperm banks existed, but could no amount of therapy or encouragement helped me to accept that option. And none of the males I encountered accepted to help me conceive. As I read this book my opinion on the use of known donor (such as the man I did not love) versus anonymous donor sperm totally changed and I am now thrilled that we live in an age where options exist for single women.
For anyone who is thinking of becoming a single mother but can't make the jump, this book gives the many positive reasons for becoming a mother now, even if Mr. Right hasn't come along. Although it does not deny all the difficult issues of being a single parent family, it provides solutions to these problems as well. Reading this book made it clear to me that single motherhood is the right answer for me, and I was able to quit crying and do something to make my dream come true. For other women I know it has helped them feel OK about NOT becoming a single mother.
This book is very readable and tells stories of women with whom you can identify. It gives some resources at the end, and helps connect you to the support group available in most cities. I highly recommend it as a starting point for those who are considering having a child even though they have not yet found their life partner.
This is not a feminist manifesto.Read more ›
The only reason I couldn't give it five stars is that it's a little negative about encouraging women with less than stellar financials to embark on this road. Not necessarily poor advice, but we "poorer" women need hope too.
This book gave me the information I needed to get on the path towards being a single mom by CHOICE. That coupled with the singlemothersbychoice.com list serve gave me the strength and support I needed to begin trying to be a mom.
I had lots of questions about choosing between a known donor or a sperm bank. The book has a sample contract between the known donor and the mom-to-be. In the end, I decided to use an anonymous donor, but the discussion was helpful.
If you are thinking about becoming a single mom, buy the book and think about joining the organization... and at [the cost of] a year membership, you aren't exactly making Jane a rich woman. I will be forever grateful for her pioneering a term and a movement which has given me a beautiful daughter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Thoughtfully written. An alternative for women who always wanted to be mothers and are single.Published 9 months ago by none of your business
Loved this book! Great resource for anyone considering being a SMC or anyone who is already a SMC.Published 9 months ago by Sara B
Had a lot of information but I felt like it was written in a different time, or more applicable to smaller town areas. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Diana Rodriguez
There is some useful and comforting information in this book, but I wouldn't say it's the most inspiring or amazing book that could have been written on the subject (that being... Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by MSH
Lots of good information, but a bit dated and 100% focused on a heterosexual woman choosing to have a baby.Published on March 9, 2014 by Katherine Tull
A friend is considering going the path of single motherhood so I was glad to find this very informative and open book by someone who writes from personal experiencePublished on May 30, 2013 by A. Burrell
The book is a great read for anyone that is thinking about becoming a Single Mother By Choice. It has a lot of resources and covers many topics. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Nicole
A good review of the basic issues, but left me wanting a little more substance and a little less psychoanalysis.Published on May 28, 2010 by K. Meade