LARA CARTER has slept with 20 strangers in the past year – in a desperate and reckless bid to get pregnant.
[…]Lara, an assistant office manager, says: “This is absolutely the right time for me to have a baby and nothing is going to stand in my way.
“All my friends have babies and I desperately want to be a mum.
“I don’t have a steady boyfriend and feel my time to have a baby is running out. I only need a man to provide his sperm – I would have no interest in seeing him again. That is why I’m a sperm hunter.”
Her obsession with getting pregnant started a year ago, when she attended the birth of a friend’s baby.
She says: “The moment I saw my friend hold her newborn child, I had a huge desire to feel that love too.
[…]She says: “First, I check if I’m ovulating… I meet some friends at a bar and instantly start looking for potential sperm donors.
“When I find a potential sperm donor, I get their first name and ask if they have any STDs. If they haven’t and we end up spending the night together, I’ll sneak out in the morning.
“When I don’t want to spend the whole night with a man, I’ll get the deed over and done with before I go home. I’ve had sex in some unusual places, including a car and even nightclub toilets.
“Obviously, I encourage them to have unprotected sex, but some men want to use a condom.
“If they do, I always have one that I have pre-pricked in my handbag. That way the sex isn’t a waste of time.”
[…]Most people are very honest when asked if they have an STD. I trust my instincts.”
Lara has already spent hundreds of pounds on baby clothes.
She says: “Whenever I see a lovely baby outfit, I have to buy it for my future child.
“I’ve also chosen the names my children will have. They will be Tilly and James or Matthew. I also take pregnancy vitamins, even though they are expensive.
Lara admits her yearning for a baby is made worse by her circle of 20 close female friends – 17 of them have had children.
She says: “I look at my friends with envy and know I would make such a good mum. They know about my quest to be a mother and support what I’m doing.
“However, I haven’t told my family, and am worried about their reaction. I’m happy to be a single mother and I wouldn’t want anything to do with the father.
“My parents are still together, so I didn’t grow up in a single-parent family, but plenty of people do it these days. I have plenty of savings to give a baby a loving, well-rounded home and lots of friends close by who can babysit. I have it all planned out.”
She adds: “When I do get pregnant after a one-night stand, I won’t contact the father… I want a baby, not a man.
Single mother Tracey Turner, 26… currently receives £136.50 a week in benefits, which includes £42.50 income support and £94 child tax credit.
On top of this, her local council pays all of her £161-a-week rent and gives her a hefty discount on local rates.
A British pound is worth about $1.60 USD. 300 pounds a week x 52 weeks = 15500 pounds = about $25000 USD per year in benefits, not including the “hefty discount on local rates”. Local rates = local tax rates.
I think what is the most interesting is analyzing the parts of the first article that I have bolded. It tells a story about what is causing this woman to act this way, and what she thinks about herself, her relationships with others, and about the purpose of her life. Keep in mind that this is not unusual – the out-of-wedlock birth rate in the United States is 40%.