Skip to comments.The rise of 'co-parenting': Broody, single women advertising for men to help them have babies
Posted on 08/18/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
With their biological clocks ticking, time poor and cash rich 40-something singletons are turning to the internet to find their man.
But these broody women are not looking for a relationship - instead they are looking for someone to father their child. More and more people across the U.S and UK are opting for the so-called 'co-parenting relationships biological parents who have an otherwise platonic relationship, but who both contribute to raising the child.
Emma Elms reports on the rise of the unconventional trend.
WANTED Male co-parent to father at least one child with an attractive, financially independent 42-year-old woman. Must be a fully involved co-parent happy to share emotional and financial responsibility. Pregnancy via IVF by January 2014.
Rachel Hope, 42, is a property developer from Los Angeles. She is attractive, successful and wants to be pregnant by January 2014. After 18 months of searching for a potential baby father, she has signed up to a website giving her access to thousands of men across the world who, like her, arent looking for a relationship, but want a child with someone wholl take their parenting role seriously. Instead of strings attached, theres an umbilical cord. Im in serious talks with three men one from India, one from Germany and a gay man from the US, says Rachel.
Melani, 42, a senior sales consultant from New York, has also joined Modamily.com. Ideally, Im looking for the whole package love, man and a child but Im also 42 and, although Im in great shape, my biological clock has almost finished ticking. I need to be as proactive as I can. Melani is looking for 50:50 involvement with a co-parent, providing equal emotional and financial commitment to the child.
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Any woman who thinks that she does not need a husband is not an attractive woman, regardless of her measurements.
In vitro fertilization, Hell! What is wrong with the natural way of getting a woman pregnant?
Pathetic. Not in the critical way, but sadness for the lostness of these people.
Society is going to reap the whirlwind when these kids grow up.
What is the upside of this “co-parenting relationship” for a man? Looks like none of the pleasure and all of the responsibility to me.
You would have to be out of your mind to do this if you’re a man. These used up Hadrians would eat you alive in “family court” and you’d end up paying half your salary to her until the child was out of college.
I suspect it will be mostly fags who take them up on the offer.
liberal chicks. who cares
you are making that up i bet there are no examples of households with no father present where the kids especially the males turn out bad
None of the socialists I once knew in the UK have kids. Thank goodness!
The Feminists and most of the left has sold the ideology that you can be completely happy without children.
Perhaps you can live a fufilled life in the church, but we were meant to have children, and most people who do not have them regret it.
Exactly, this is a free meal ticket for the woman unless the guy forms a contract, which will probably be struck down by a judge anyway.
The word, by the way, is harridan.
Etheridge versus Manchester, right?
I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.
correct. I tried to post a correction, but I seem to be having technical issues.
They made a movie about it. Called it “A Clockwork Orange”
The forum is having some hiccups today.
“Just singin’ in the rain...”
Wow - can you think of anything more selfish??
I need a baby. To hell with what the kid will need.
So, does this include Sabrina Fulton vs. Tracy Martin vs. St. Tray?
Guess I am really out of step. Thought that a child was something created by a man and a woman and is an outpouring and symbol of their love for one another.
Anyone - male or female - who would be a party to this kind of an arrangement should never be a parent.
You’re so far out of it, you are now way ahead. Once society starts reaping, and when it gets bad enough, fatherhood will come back.
half your salary to her until the child was out of college.....and until, said child, finds a job, that will provide income to support that offspring outside of the mother’s home.....any man, who drops his sperm, in such a disgusting act, deserves anything that comes his way....
That is what I was thinking. Whoa didn’t know Manchester was involved too =). You see you learn alot on FR
Human contact is too messy.
My cousin chose not to have children. She had breast cancer at a young age. She married someone with children, and she has been very involved in their lives.
She’s a wonderful person!
This is some sick Sh-tuff
Plus they have little to no stake in the future beyond the end of their lives.
I don’t get this. A 40 something woman wants the guy to do half the parenting, pay half the costs and it has to be IVF?
Sounds like a great deal. Will jump right on that.... Oh wait.
Any man that agrees to this needs to have his head examined because his IQ doesn’t even exceed the single digits.
The only way a woman is getting my seed is by being my wife. Other than that she can KMA.
This is so empty, sad, and depressing I can’t stand it.
Good Lord, don’t bring a child into that sad empty life. So awful for him/her in so many respects!
Hey! I've chosen not to have children… though that's because I'm unmarried.
While I'd like to get married, I've no illusions that the fairer sex is interested in me (I'm kinda an unaccomplished loser, in my own opinion; I'm out of a job, even though I have a degree; and I'm somewhat asocial)* and many [American] women in my age-group seem rather indoctrinated in the feminist movement.
What is wrong with these idiots? I know, rhetorical question.
Yeah, it sure sounds like these women are looking for a man willing to go straight to “divorced” with alimony payments in exchange for giving her a couple kids.
Funny how all them advertise themselves as attractive and financially independent. They sound like they’re neither.
If you’ve ever listened to Dr. Laura, thank your stars and stripes that you have a low appeal to women. There are worse fates in this world than being perpetually single.
Gosh, what could go wrong?
Well, besides the strong possibility of completely maladjusted children...
I don’t think he’s referring to those who are single by circumstance. There are many, too many, people who pop kids and drop’em at daycare with nary any real interaction with them.
“I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.”
Ah... It couldn’t be that they have doubts about whether this dying country’s society is going to be rather inhospitable to people with traditional values now, would it? Or.. perhaps a health concern that casts doubts about their ability to effectively parent their children over the long haul? Every situation is different.
*CONCERNS about whether this...
No huggie, no kissie until I get wedding ring.
I've not listened to Dr Laura; what would I find out if I did?
She’s used to do broadcasting, but now she’s Sirrius.
“I do not trust people who chose to not have children. They lack empathy.”
Absolutely not true!
Some of us knew our limitations and chose not to have children that we could not cope with nor support financially. Many more should have given careful consideration to this question of bringing children into the world before they went along willy nilly and did it.
A prime example is my sister who had 6 kids outside of marriage. After the first one, I suggested she stop there and her exact words to me were, “I will have as many as I want just to spite all of you (family). Well, now she has them and it is not us who have been spited, but her. And she realizes it in spades but it is too late. I love them all dearly and would do anything for them but she has created untold hardship for herself and for them by not thinking beforehand. It is very responsible to not have children when you know you are not fit to have them and care for them.
So don’t lump us all in there with a blanket statement. You have no idea what anyone’s individual status is in such matters unless they specifically tell you.