TICK TOCK GOES THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK When Cheryl's biological clock goes from a gentle tick-tock to a grandfather-clock BONG, BONG, she decides it's time to take action. This lighthearted tale is the true story of a single, straight woman who wants to have a baby but is tired of waiting for Mr. Right. When she decides to use an anonymous sperm donor, the result is a sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious journey as Cheryl raises her son by herself. When they stumble upon a way to locate the "anonymous" donor and some of her son's half-siblings, it results in a brand new 21st century family, rich with possibilities.This book gives the reader a personal peek into the process of donor insemination, and not just from Cheryl's point of view. Her son and one of his siblings share their own observations. A chapter from the donor's perspective takes you behind the closed doors of a sperm bank and answers the question, "Why would a guy want to donate sperm?" Sperm Donor = Dad will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.
|Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood|
by Jane Mattes (Author)
The first handbook for the paoidly growing number of American women choosing single motherhood, written by the director of the national organization, Single Mothers by Choice.
|Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman's Guide|
by Mikki Morrissette (Author)
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...
|Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family|
by Rosanna Hertz (Author)
A remarkable number of women today are taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage. In Single By Chance, Mothers By Choice, Rosanna Hertz offers the first full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why these middle class women took this unorthodox path and how they have managed to make single parenthood work for them.
Hertz interviewed 65 women--ranging from physicians and financial analysts to social workers, teachers, and secretaries--women...
|Knock Yourself Up: No Man? No Problem: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom|
by Louise Sloan (Author)
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.
|Choosing You: Deciding to Have a Baby on My Own|
by Alexandra Soiseth (Author)
All her adult life, Alexandra Soiseth has wanted a husband, children, dogs and cats—a busy, loving, home. But at thirty-nine, with no husband on the horizon, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
She googles for sperm.
Choosing You is Alexandra's memoir. With humor and heart, she shares the often gut-wrenching reality she faces in having a baby on her own—a mother and father who disapprove, friends who think she's crazy, a society that thinks she's selfish....
|Helping the Stork: The Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination|
by Carol Frost Vercollone (Author), Heidi Moss (Author), Robert Moss (Author)
Helping the Stork The sourcebook for all the information parents-to-be need to know about the choices and challenges of donor insemination Each year donor insemination (DI) offers a pathway to parenthood for the hundreds of thousands who turn to family-building alternatives. Although DI is considered as often as adoption, couples facing male infertility, as well as single women and lesbian couples, have had few places to turn for information about this method, which has been shrouded in...
|Accidentally on Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother|
by Mary F. Pols (Author)
At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never—not in a million years—on her own. When she finds herself unexpectedly expecting, she plunges into the greatest adventure of her life. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find joy in an accidental life, suddenly brimming with purpose.