The Daddy Question

Friends, strangers, or even your child may have questions about single parenting. Explain that single parent adoption is normal and every family has value.

Single parenting can be rewarding
In a world where families come in all sorts of configurations — two moms, two dads, blended by divorce, you name it — you’d think that single moms would pass unnoticed. But they don’t. Despite a marked increase in single-parent adoptions over the last two decades, I’m frequently questioned about my family and the “missing” parent. When I became a single, adoptive mom, friends treated me as if I were either crazy or a saint. I’ve had reactions ranging from ...

How you respond to questions about your “single parent” status depends on who’s asking…


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