International Childfree Day

August 5, 2013 • Family Planning, News

International Childfree Day

We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and so many other “Days” from Secretary Day to even National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Acclaimed childfree author Laura Carroll thinks it’s high time to bring back a “Day” that was celebrated forty years ago – Non-Parents Day.

Everyone knows, or is related to someone who has chosen NOT to have children.
Over the past 40 years the number of people who have made this choice has grown worldwide.

On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated the first Non-Parents Day. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.”

Now calling it “International Childfree Day,” Carroll says, “It’s time for this ‘Day’ to be celebrated again as a way recognize amazing childfree people and their lives, and to help foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society.”

To celebrate International Childfree Day, Carroll has put together a team of childfree writers and bloggers who have called for nominations and selected the 2013 Childfree Woman and Man of the Year. The winners will be announced on International Childfree Day.


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