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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Co-parenting

One of the options that people have is to co-parent. What is co-parenting you might be asking? Well, co-parenting is mainly known in the lesbian and gay community as a way to raise child. Traditionally, it happens when a lesbian or lesbian couple ask a man (usually although not always) to be a 'co-parent'. The man provides his sperm and is not just a sperm donor but takes on the role of father. There is an excellent article in the Canadian magazine the Walrus which discusses lesbian and gay families.

This model of parenting can be extended to single heterosexual women and men - and in some cases heterosexual couples who may be infertile. I have know single heterosexual women who don't have a partner or who have a partner who doesn't want children to look at co-parenting as a way to raise children. I'm definately going to be blogging again about this topic and I'm very interested in interviewing anyone out there who is involved in co-parenting in this way!

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