Sex and the City star Kristin Davis is now a mom, reports People.¬† Davis, 46, adopted infant daughter Gemma Rose Davis a few months ago. “This is something I have wanted for a very long time,” said Davis. “Having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined. I feel so blessed.”

What are some factors to consider when becoming a single parent?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being a single parent doesn’t have to be as challenging as it seems. Here are a few things to consider before making the commitment:

1. Your time: Single parents are almost always pressed for time.  Balancing work and your child will be tough. If juggling your time becomes too difficult, you may need to hire a nanny to help out.

2. Financial support: It is difficult to raise a child on a single salary. Before becoming a solo parent, make sure that you’re able to support your child. If you can rely on child support, be sure to make arrangements to receive a sufficient amount.

3. Child’s happiness: Your child will inevitably ask why you’re a single parent and why the other parent isn’t in the picture. There is no shame in honestly answering the questions, but you need to be sure that your child doesn’t feel that they’re missing out on anything.

Are you a single parent?  Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below.