Beyond the traditional male-and-female married couple conceiving a baby, there are a wide variety of ways to become a parent. Today there are many choices for women who want to become parents. To be a parent you don't have to be married, heterosexual, or even become pregnant. Families are built on love, not on technicalities. Additionally, many women become parents after miscarriages or without planning. However you get there, the journey is just as wonderful and the result is the same — a child to love.