I have been pregnant. I have had a child. He has reached his first birthday, and passed it by a few months. I feel that now is the time to start thinking about if, when, and how we might add a sibling for him.
I know that I do not want to be pregnant again — I hated pregnancy. I felt like the victim in a B sci-fi film. It was not a happy glowy experience for me and I see no reason to put myself through it again when there are so many other options when it comes to adding a child to your family. The problem is that, while I know there are options, I have no idea how to start filtering through them!
I feel like there must be someone out there whose job it is to collate all this information, and then talk to people about what they’re looking for and tell them which options they should discount and which they should investigate further. Unfortunately, all my Google fu has managed to turn up is law firms dealing with the rights of surrogate mothers, and Planned Parenthood. Are there any Offbeat Families (or Sponsors!) who know how to find a family planning counseling or advice service for people who are looking to have children in a less conventional way? — Anie