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The history of co-parenting
Our society does not use the term "co-parenting". But this concept has existed for a long time. When homosexual couples started defending their rights to love and to found a family, they were the first to speak in favour of the conception of children beyond a traditional family environment. Most often, the co-parent was a reliable friend, who could therefore support the homosexual couple and be present for the child.Then, more and more heterosexual couples have become co-parents, even if they didn't seem to realise it: with an increasing divorce rate, stepfamilies or single-parent families have become a part of the co-parenting scheme. A child is growing with only one of his biological parents.
Today, society is more open-minded, and it allows men and women to become co-parents, in other contexts: single mother or father, homosexual couple, heterosexual couple. Family is no more stereotyped as it used to be at the end of the 20th century!
Co-parenting is ...
... two individuals who meet, with their histories, more or less similar, and a common desire: to become a parent, without any obligation of living together.
The advantages are numerous :
• No anonymity: both biological parents know each other. The child can therefore know where it comes from, and so he can know his real identity, in the contrast to the adoption, to the gift of sperm.
• No administrative, legal or financial obtacles: the approach remains natural and human.
• No need to go abroad as many women, wanting to become single mothers, homosexual couples wanting to adopt, do ...
How it works ?
Co-parenting is such a flexible way of becoming a parent, that the most important thing is to listen to yourself, before anything else. Why do you want to conceive a baby? In what conditions ? With whom ? What will be the role of the co-parent?
One of the strengths of this modern way of founding a family is to give the child two parents who wish to do so, who wish to assume their roles and responsibilities. Each of the co-parents will exist and act with the child throughout his / her life ... or not, according to the agreement of the two co-parents.
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