Co-parenting arises from the genuine desire, often impossible to mitigate, to be a mother or father. It begins when at least two people agree to have a baby, whether or not they are in a relationship.
This alternative to the classic family model can become a reality in various configurations:
- A couple of women and a man. In this configuration, one of the women may decide to gestate.
- A woman and a man.
- Two women and two men.
- Two men.
- Two women.
- People of any gender: Transsexual women and men, non-binary people, etc.
Therefore, co-parenting can constitute heteroparenting (when the parents are of different sex), homoparenting (of the same sex), or parenting involving a variety of genders. Yes, anything goes. Finally.