Are there any queer solo parents lurking around here?
My every intention is to conceive this year as a "single mother by choice", although that term was coined mostly to describe presumably straight women who couldn't find Mr. Perfect before having to worry, and decided to take matters into their own hands. I just know that I'm disinterested in a nuclear family, and will be a much more confident parent if I am able to place romance in a separate compartment from parenthood. I have a good friend with whom I have a known donor contract and I plan on beginning TTC in the late summer. I don't know any queer folks who are doing what I'm doing with similar intentions, and I don't know anyone (queer or not) who intentionally conceived alone at my age (I'm 25). I have a lot of support from my own amazing, rag-tag community of (mostly childless) queers, as well as my given family (hi mom!), and I'm a long-time infant nanny/doula who just started a business in family support consulting. I know I'm ready ready ready... but I do find that pioneering this particular frontier can get lonely!
I used to post under the name "habitat", about a year ago, so if this all sounds eerily familiar, that may be why.
Edited by queererlemons - 1/17/13 at 11:01am