Elaine Cogan

Single mother by choice to a donor-conceived toddler.

Elaine is 35, single and after a life spent travelling the world, building a career and amassing a substantial collection of vintage dresses, decided it was time to settle down, get married and have kids. The only problem was, no one would marry her, so she had to have a baby on her own. Her son was born in 2014 by donor conception and she now lives with her mother in the house she grew up in like an overgrown teenager. Her blog SIngle Mum Speaks is all about the journey to single motherhood by choice, and what happened next.