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Single mothers by choice : a guidebook for single women who are considering or have chosen motherhood /

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Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Times Books, 1994
Edition: First edition.
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The first handbook for the paoidly growing number of American women choosing single motherhood, written by the director of the national organization, Single Mothers by Choice.

Review by Library Journal Review

In this well-written and informative book, Mattes examines aspects of single motherhood. Her study functions as both a handbook for those who are single mothers by choice as well as a guide for women who are considering taking the plunge. Mattes's suggestions run the gamut from ideas about becoming pregnant or adopting to dealing with relatives, neighbors, and strangers, from parenting and answering the ``daddy'' questions to handling the legal aspects of parenthood. Appendixes include addresses of support groups, sample legal agreements, and a list of further readings. Although there are a number of books dealing with single parenthood, Mattes's guide deals with a special subset of that group: women who have chosen to parent alone. This very clearly written book is recommended for both public and academic libraries.-Kay Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills, Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jane Mattes, LCSW, BCD, has had her own psychotherapy practice in New York City for over twenty years. For Single Mothers by Choice , Mattes has drawn on her extensive professional counseling experience, her close contact with hundreds of members of the Single Mothers by Choice organization (which she founded in 1981 and still directs), and her personal experience as the single mother of an adult son.