Jeffrey Walker had two children with a female friend in what he calls a "leap of faith. Over a decade ago, he made the "greatest decision ever" and became a proud single dad to two incredible daughters through an intentional co-parenting arrangement. Here's his story.
Co-parenting by choiceHomoparentingSperm donationHome insemination and Artificial insemination. Our society does not use the term "co-parenting". But this concept has existed for a long time.
An increasing number of straight women are having children outside of marriage. A growing proportion of these are doing this with gay men. In this article, Pink Families shares four of the reasons why some women are choosing this type of co-parenting arrangement.
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Desiree, 32, longed for a baby so much she decided to co-parent with a gay man, Jamie, she had never met before. They are two of the 40, people registered to co-parenting dating sites in the UK who want to have a baby without romantic involvement. The postwoman revealed in documentary Pregnant and Platonic on BBC Two tonight that she hadn't met someone she wanted to start a family with, so decided to take matters into her own hands in order to have a child.
When I was 11, I found out that my dad was gay. Still, I was confused. This wasand there were no healthy representations of gay people in the media, and I had absolutely no idea what having a gay dad would mean for me.
I t's almost four years since that article. The one published in this magazine in which I made a direct appeal for someone to father my child. I've just re-read it and cringed again.
Had her partner been a man, it would have happened automatically. Germany recognized same-sex relationships ingranting couples greater rights on inheritance, tax and other benefits, and legalized same-sex marriage in despite stiff opposition from conservative politicians and the Catholic church. That made it possible for gay people to adopt in Germany, where only married couples are eligible. But same-sex couples who want to have a family still face barriers, both legal and cultural, in a country where conservative social values prevail.
Many lesbians and gay men are attracted to the idea of co-parenting where, for example, a gay couple has a child with a single lesbian and they share the parenting between them. There are several benefits to this arrangement. There is also the advantage of the parents having more support by sharing childcare, the decision-making and responsibilities of bringing up a child.
Seamus is 31, single and living in Dublin, according to his online profile. He works in a medical profession, has blue eyes and enjoys going to the cinema, reading and the outdoors. As for his perfect match, he's open to meeting women in a variety of situations. They don't have to be single - or even to be straight.