"Wishing for Baby" author

blog posted Nov. 5, 2005

When I initially created the "Before You Were Born...Our Wish For A Baby" storybooks for specially conceived children, I published ten different versions. I thought that I had covered the most common forms of assisted reproduction.
I was wrong. I promptly received about 50 emails from single mothers who wanted a version for their children. I had no idea there was such a huge community of single mothers by choice.
I began to research this and my eyes were opened to a whole different world of children conceived by assisted reproduction. (The IVF clinic, where I am a Registered Nurse, does not treat single women. I'm not quite sure why. I believe it was the ruling of an ethics committee.)
Nevertheless, this community of single women, who choose to become mothers, had a need that I felt obligated to help with. Therefore, the new versions for single parents were recently published. Since that time, I have received many kind emails from parents, authors, journalists and advocates for single mothers.
One of those emails was from Mikki Morrissette. She is an advocate for SMC as well as being a "Choice Mom" herself. (I really like that phrase!) The word "choice" is defined as the "power, right or liberty to choose." It is also defined as the "best or most preferable; of very fine quality." Both definitions apply to this group of women. Not only do they choose to be a mother, but they also choose to be a SINGLE PARENT, which can be pretty tough sometimes.
So, if you are already a choice mom or a single woman contemplating whether being
a choice mom is for you, please visit Mikki's website. You can purchase her newly
published book: "Choosing Single Motherhood...The Thinking Woman's Guide." This book covers many important topics such as: typical everyday concerns, children growing up in single parent homes, methods of becoming a single mom, day to day parenting, resources, and how the children of single moms are doing. Her website also provides information, resources, networking and support.
Thank you Mikki, for the important work you are doing for choice moms.


Choosing Single Motherhood - www.choosingsinglemotherhood.com

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