When single women seek to get pregnant intentionally in order to become single mothers by choice (or "choice moms"), they often seek an anonymous or known sperm donor.
Single parent adoption or fostering is also sometimes an option for single adults who want to raise a family.
Sarah suggests trying to play matchmaker—does your husband have any sweet single guy friends? "I almost fell over when my neighbor asked how I can afford a nice townhouse and SUV as a single mom," says working mom *Lorraine. Recent census numbers show that half of all custodial single mothers work full-time year-round.
"Or offer to come over one night (with some wine) and work on an online dating profile together," recommends Sarah."How do you afford being a single parent? That number jumps to 80% when you factor in part-time working single moms with custody.
Historically, death of a partner was a major cause of single parenting.
Single parenting can also result from the breakup or divorce of coupled parents who leave and choose to not co-parent, thus leaving one parent to raise and support the child on their own.
Meaning this particular parent, male or female, is the only parent to the child, responsible for all financial, material and emotional needs.Offers an interactive co-parenting class called Children Caught in the Middle that focuses on children growing up between two homes and how to foster healthy co-parenting relationships.Dallas Association for Parent Education Dallas, 972/699-0420 or 972/699-0438 The association’s Warmline/E-Warmline (972/699-7742) is a free phone service staffed by trained volunteers, available to parents and caregivers from Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.Most people confuse single parenting with co-parenting.It is not to be confused that if you co-parent, both parents are playing a role of supporting and raising the child. Recent years have seen the increasing incidence and visibility of uncoupled women who choose to be single parents.