Co-Parenting Sites Skip Love and Marriage, Go Right to the Baby Carriage
The first option didnâ€™t look promising. The idea of a sperm donor wasnâ€™t appealing, either, because she wanted her child to have an active father, just like her 4-year-old son has. After doing some research, Ms. Andersen discovered another option: subscription-based websites such as PollenTree.com and Modamily that match would-be parents who want to share custody of a child without any romantic expectations. Itâ€™s a lot like a divorce, without the wedding or the arguments.
Given the prominence in todayâ€™s society of both single parenthood and online dating, this digital approach could be seen as a natural progression. It could also be considered shocking or even, as some have called it, an affront to marriage.
â€śItâ€™s a controversial approach to creating a family and there are people who balk at it, but the idealized version of a man and woman falling in love is shortsighted,â€ť said Ms. Andersen, now...