In the last 20 years there has been a steady, sizable increase in the number of single-parent adoptions.
"I realized early on that no matter how strong I felt, I couldn't do this alone," she says.
Even now that her kids are 6 and 4, Seep-Gaither still receives an emotional (and hands-on) booster from her team when the going gets tough.
Mental health experts say that the "ideal" is to place a child in a two-parent home with a mother and father who are compatible and loving.
However, there are many children for whom this "ideal" is not possible and many single people who feel that such bias is unfair. They may not understand why anyone would assume the responsibility for raising a child alone. It may or may not be possible for you to convince them that you know what you are doing.
The whole saga sent fans into a frenzy on Twitter, with viewers flocking to the site to question how Bear's parents had avoided the truth about his dating life for so long.
One fan wrote simply: 'Lol are bears parents delusional. 'Another added in shock: 'I'm wondering if Bears parents own a TV?? 'Clearly taken aback by their naivety, the same user then continued: 'The fact that Bears parents think that he is a good boyfriend shows how deluded they all are!!
Perhaps most is the growing number of one-parent households due to divorce and to unmarried women having and keeping their children.
With so many children living in this type of home environment, adoption agencies have been more willing to consider unmarried men and women as prospective adopters.
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"There are days when it's hard to feel as if I'm being the best mother," she admits.