Parental status is irrelevant to being a VHEMT Volunteer, since the distinction that really matters is the decision to produce no more of us. However, Volunteers who have decided to remain childfree may find contact with others who have made the same choice to be reassuring and fun.
The Childfree Life
“A helpful resource for anyone interested in the childfree life! . . . news of childfree interest . . . childfree friendly films, books, magazine and newspaper articles, learn about hundreds of famous childfree people in history . . . intriguing quotations, enjoy some chilfree humor, visit some interesting organized links, and much more!”
Childfree by Choice.net
“We are a group of adults who all share at least one common desire: we do not wish to have children of our own.” Resources, discussion forum.
Extensive links to childfree and population websites and essays.
Over 40 sites related to being childfree
Child-Free Zone why
more people are choosing NOT to be parents
By Susan J, and David L. Moore of Sydney, Australia. Child-free Zone also an organization to promote non parenthood. Links, discussion list.
Childless by Choice
No longer active, but is still a source of information. For example, why couples choose to not breed:
The Top Six Motives are:
1) I love our life, our relationship, as it is, and having a child won’t enhance it.
2) I value freedom and independence.
3) I do not want to take on the responsibility of raising a child.
4) I have no desire to have a child, no maternal/paternal instinct.
5) I want to accomplish/experience things in life that would be difficult to do if I was a parent.
6) I want to focus my time and energy on my own interests, needs, or goals.
Childless by Choice
To join this Burb, “You must have an online journal. You must update (at least monthly). You cannot have any children—biological or otherwise—either living with you, living with the custodial parent, or grown and moved out. Should you at some point in the future choose to have children, although I respect your right to change your mind, you will be removed from this list”
Argues that it’s immoral to sentence another human to a life which will consist of more suffering than pleasure. “‘Life is not fair’ is the slogan of many—procreators and childfree alike. Well, if life is such an unfair thing, why keep dragging innocents into it?”
“(founded in 1984) is a non-profit social club for couples and singles who are not parents. We have chapters in several cities in Canada and the U.S.A. Web page includes a description of the club and its members, a mini-autobiography of its founder (a.k.a. “Founding Non-Father”), a relevant poem, stories from several childfree people, and links to related (though non-affiliated) organizations.” Jerry Steinberg.
“We are individuals who have something crucial in common: we have made the decision to not become parents. Of course, there are as many different reasons for this decision as there are people who frequent our friendly space on the Internet.” Resources, discussion forum.
Silver Snip Award. You may already be a winner!
World Childfree Association Incorporated
No longer active