SOURCE: FamilyIntent.com

October 01, 2013 08:10 ET

Announcing the Launch of FamilyIntent.com

A New Website for Singles Who Want to Become Parents on Their Own Through Surrogacy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 01, 2013) - Christopher Johnson, CEO of Whitehorn Group, the New York branding firm says, "I am pleased to announce FamilyIntent.com, a new website and information resource specifically for single men and women to understand how they can become parents on their own as a single individual now -- without waiting for 'The Relationship' to happen first."

By starting the website FamilyIntent.com and sharing his own journey to becoming a single father who is also gay, Mr. Johnson hopes that his lifetime experience will help other single people -- gay or straight -- fully understand that they also can realize the very real and human dream of parenthood for themselves.

Long before former Vice President Dan Quayle challenged the fictional television character Murphy Brown regarding her decision to be a single mom in the early 90's, public dialogue had focused on the topic of single parents raising children on their own. When single parenthood was discussed, the conversation did almost always center on single women. This is now changing to include single men thanks to the miracle of gestational surrogacy.

A new parenting trend is emerging, but this time for single men. Famous singer Ricky Martin became the father of twins through surrogacy. As he clarified, he never intended to have a partner as a co-parent. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 1.7 million single fathers in 2011.

This trend is partly because many men today -- both gay and straight -- fail to find suitable partners to start a family. Thus, a few are starting to do so entirely on their own. Those who consider adoption often meet numerous obstacles and eventually give up because they don't know the alternatives. Johnson says, "This is why I am launching FamilyIntent.com, so other single men and women can learn how they can become parents through sharing my own experiences."

Christopher Johnson states, "Through the miracle of IVF and gestational surrogacy and with the help of two compassionate women -- one woman was an anonymous egg donor and the other woman was the surrogate -- I conceived my first infant child earlier this year." Christopher Johnson is the proud biological father of his daughter Sophia and he is also a single man living in the New York City region, living a life filled with much love from family and friends. He believed firmly that the time was right for him to start a family on his own and so he very intentionally became a single father. A new important mission was added in his life and he is now proudly raising nine-month-old baby Sophia on his own. 

Through gestational surrogacy countless single men and women who feel they would make good parents can fulfill their dreams. Johnson states, "I feel that's something most men would want. The world is changing in a positive way for this, for single men to be parents. I am willing to share my truth so that many other single people will understand they too can become parents. When my daughter was born, it was an experience that is indescribable. It was like my heart opened immediately."

Undoubtedly, times have changed in America since this ever-evolving conversation first started decades ago. A single parent who also happens to be gay, Mr. Johnson is proud to lend his voice to this cause.

In fact, just like Murphy Brown, Mr. Johnson's story continues to be featured on national television, radio, the Internet and in print. But this time around, visitors to FamilyIntent.com will hear his real-life tale about how he very intentionally became a gay single father with continuously updated information and resources for how other single who are interested in becoming parents themselves. 

For more information, visit FamilyIntent.com or whitehorngroup.com. Christopher Johnson may be reached at (212) 537-9129, johnson.c@whitehorngroup.com or follow him on twitter @Chris4Whitehorn.

About Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is CEO of branding firm Whitehorn Group. Mr. Johnson is a highly regarded authority on creating celebrity brands and business brands that change entire markets like Infiniti Automobiles and JetBlue Airways. He attended Carnegie Mellon University where he won the Tholenheimer Award and McCurdy Prize. www.christopherwjohnson.com

About Whitehorn Group

Whitehorn is a premier brand strategy firm. They create what's NEW and NEXT through global branding, design, product innovation, celebrity brands, business strategy, global marketing and distribution. www.whitehorngroup.com

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