Finding Support

Choice Mom E-guide: Finding Support

Visit our Eguides page for access to the FREE “2016 Choice Mom E-Guide: Finding Support.” What help will you need on the single mother by choice journey? Where will you find it? Insights shared by Choice Moms from our 2016 survey and therapists who support resources for this community. Special thanks to long-time Choice Mom supporters Dr. Joann Paley Galst (NYC) and Dr.…

Regional EGuide: Choice Moms in NYC

If you’re based in New York City, this is your resource for Choice Motherhood. Offering an expanding regional guide to Choice Moms in NYC is important. New York City continually ranks at the top of our readership at ChoiceMoms.org. So I’ve created a special section of tips and insight from experts in the area who are…

Choice Moms in D.C.

We’ve had several Choice Mom networking events in the Washington D.C. area. Including a 2016 National Zoo conversation on Father’s Day, when my teenage kids talked to a group of single mothers by choice about growing up without a dad. If you are looking for resources for Choice Moms in D.C., here are a few of the…

Non-traditional families: Video and Website Resources

As part of the extensive bibliography created by New York-based therapist Patricia Mendell, a long-time supporter of Choice Mom resources, this section lists videos and website resources she recommends for their stories and information for non-traditional families. Books for parents Books to share with kids VIDEOS “A Different Story” From the Donor Conception Network, 2003…

Choice Moms Toronto Support Group

Choice Moms Support Group Toronto

I heard from Samantha that a self-directed Choice Moms Toronto support group for women contemplating the single mother by choice journey, and those who are living as Choice Moms in Toronto, are meeting monthly. They now have their own website. “The main goal of the support group is to provide a safe platform to connect…

Choice Mom Coach Sarah Kowalski

Sarah Kowalski

If you are feeling isolated and overwhelmed making decisions about this journey, Choice Mom Sarah Kowalski — who has offered excellent information on this website about her egg donation experience in Mexico and about epigenetics — is creating a video-based support group. She is offering free calls March 5th through April 9th, Thursdays, 5-6:30pm PST.…

Therapists who understand the Choice Mom journey

These mental health therapists have an interest in working with single women about grief, fertility, adoption, and other aspects of the Choice Mom journey. They are Choice Moms, or have been recommended by Choice Moms. See also this page for more details about Our Top 6 therapists, who have proactively supported the community by sponsoring…

Our Top 6 Choice Mom-friendly therapists

When you are feeling isolated, angry, depressed or confused about the Choice Mom path, the discussion boards have become a good place to vent and share. But sometimes we need someone who not only understands the Thinking to Being stages, but is specifically trained to talk with us about our emotions. Over the years I…