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Will couple-less co-parenting take off?

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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Will couple-less co-parenting take off?

David Arrick and Heidi Sadowsky both wanted children, but didn't want each other. Their solution was to have the child together and co-parent, without any romantic relationship.

The two had been friends for 20 years; Arrick is gay and Sadowsky never met a man she wanted to have children with, so the two agreed on the partnership so they could each have a child of their own, without the need to find a romantic partner.

While their arrangement seems unusual to some, parenting website FamilybyDesign.com actually matches up people for parenting partnerships similar to Arrick and Sadowsky's.

Do you think co-parenting is a good idea?

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by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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unspecified42
by Bronze Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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With a friend, maybe. With a stranger? Negatve, Ghost Rider. 

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by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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No. People can't even co parent with people they like well enough to marry.

Lurion
by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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Sounds like a terrible idea, but then again it couldn't be much worse than what's going on now anyway. 

coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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If it works, good for them. It's certainly been proven that couples who were once "in love" and married don't always do a better job.
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Only if they discuss EVERY aspect of child rearing before the child is concieved - a very strong legal documents spelling out everything would need to be in place.

meriana
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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On the surface, it's probably no worse than a couple getting a divorce when they have children and both are parenting said child.  On the other hand, it seems like the child is more of a possession than anything else, kinda like roommates or even just friends who both want something neither can afford so they each put in a portion of what is needed and share it, each getting the use of it for pre-designated periods of time.

Euphoric
by Thumper kid spanks on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM

 Who knows

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM

 Wow, what a great way to set an example for a relationship.  I don't think this is a good idea. 

I would not want to have a child I would not be able to fully participate in the raising of.

 

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I think it might be a fine solution for some families but wouldn't work for most of us.

christina0607
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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I think it's a bad idea. I really think these couples will regret this. Kids need a permanent home. These people are choosing to make their kids split their time. That's a lot on a child. 

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