Not Married … With Children

Rachel Hope and Parker Williams, apparently intelligent and attractive, decided to procreate and fully raise a child together — despite a lack of romantic intentions. Their relationship is likened to a business one, according to a February New York Times profile: They do their respective biological duties, separately, and then each outsources half the subsequent child-rearing to the other. Said another parent in a similar relationship: “When you think about the concept of the village, and how the village was part of child-rearing for so many cultures … it makes total sense.”