Becoming a Single Mother By Choice

single mothers by choice

“I did it my way.” It is time to redefine antiquated terms such as “traditional” family, where the assumption is that two parents were involved in the rearing of children. In keeping with its etymologic roots, family is simply a social unit made of parent(s) and child(ren) that are cared for. We now see more […]

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ACOG Formally Endorsed Marriage Equality

Gay Marriage

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) formally endorsed marriage equality for all same-sex couples in a policy statement released on August 20 saying, “Legally recognized marriage promotes women’s health by easing stress and promoting financial security. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) reaffirms gay, lesbian, and unmarried person’s reproductive rights stating, “There […]

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Family Building for Same Sex Couples

Same Sex Family Building Options

Family building options for same sex couples include adoption, foster care, embryo adoption, surrogacy, donor sperm insemination (DI), donor oocyte with gestational carrier, and shared maternity. For male same sex couples the best option to achieve parenthood is a gestational carrier with an oocyte donor using sperm from either or both partners separately to inseminate […]

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