Three nannies and 15 months later, the couple now uses a family day-care home they found via the same referral service, an option they reconsidered now that their child was older.
Perhaps the most widely sought-after corporate child care benefit are on- or near-site child care centers.
When the firm decided to open its own center, they spent two years contracting with a child care center five miles away from its headquarter plant.
This is a department like any other," claims Dianne Keel Atkins, director of corporate child care services for Hoffman-La Roche.
Employees like Rudolph Brown say the Roche Child Care Center, where he brings his 5-year-old daughter, Kalea, has kept him with the company.
While child care centers located on or near a company site sound perfect, they are costly to establish and support and may not be the most effective use of corporate dollars.
She has not been able to locate the father and does not receive any child support.
As Jennie, a 27-year-old African-American mother stated, "I do believe that after a certain time period, it becomes detrimental to the child if they are absent too long .
Nine of the 12 fathers with children under age two were seeing their child regularly.
Every night her two-year-old would kiss the only picture she had of her son's father, taken when her child was one month old.
A concern of these mothers was their struggle with how to make the relationship between their child and the child's father better than the one they had with their father.