ISO: Co-Parent, not Partner
A dear friend of mine has seen relationships come and go in the past 15 years. Always knowing she wanted to be a mother, she has taken the plunge into fertility treatments and insemination. She is not alone in this quest. Many women find themselves in a predicament where they are partnerless but wanting to be a parent. Have you encountered the same? Perhaps the outcome is single parenting by choice or perhaps finding a co-parent, though not a partner.
A recent email came in from an urbanMama-to-be:
I am currently single and interested in finding someone that wants to become a co-parent. I was in a 6 year relationship with a man I thought I would marry and have a child with. We bought a home together in July of 2011. In November that year he told me he was no longer sure if he wanted to be a dad. We went to counseling, and tried for 1 year to help him come to a decision. He couldn't, so I left. We sold our home I'm May of this year, and I have been single and living in an apartment since. I want to be a mom, I'm 38, never did I see myself in this situation.