Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood
by Jane Mattes
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.
ebook, 272 pages
Published April 24th 2013 by Three Rivers Press
(first published May 10th 1994)
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Good starter book I suppose for single women who are planning to get pregnant on their own. Not a great book for single women who are planning to adopt a child on their own, or who have already done so. Only one chapter addresses adoption; the book's slant really is towards the "goal" of getting pregnant through donor insemination or traditional means. In some ways the book addresses single motherhood as Plan B, which is surprising given that the author should know many single women do not consi...more
Good book with practical advice. All of it wasn't for me (especially the parts about having to "give up the dream of marriage". I'm gay. That's been gone for a long time.) but it's a great guidebook to navigate the waters of single parentdom.
This book started me on my journey! Well written and very encompassing - covers social, financial, medical, spiritual aspects of solo parenting. The author started a national organization that has several listservs that were very helpful to me, as well.