Profiles

PODCAST: Choice Mom Stories

Over the years I have talked with many single women about their Choice Mom journeys for the Choice Chat podcast and/or radio show. Here are some of these Choice Mom stories. LORI GOTTLIEB: Settle for Mr. Good Enough? After Choice Mom Lori Gottlieb wrote in Atlantic Monthly that perhaps settling for Mr. Good Enough might have been…

A Letter of Hope

This time of year is a struggle for so many. And for single women who long to start a family, particularly those facing the challenges of fertility over 40, it can be especially difficult. A woman wrote recently on the Choice Mom discussion board that she was giving up hope. She was unhappy about the…

Leaving a Partner…

This is not uncommon: A woman in her late 30s realizes that her partner sincerely does not want to have children. What does she do? Many women have joined our Choice Mom community to help make this tough decision. One such 39-year-old woman recently posted of her own dilemma. “I am scared that I won’t…

Notes From a Now Empty Nest

We spend so much energy worrying about whether we will ever be a mom — and how to become one… then question ourselves at times about whether we’re doing motherhood the “right” way… then shuffle from activity to activity with and without our kids… time passes… and before you know it (really)… they are gone,…

Stacy: Finally, the Birth Story

Some of the long-time members of the Choice Mom discussion board are familiar with Stacy’s journey. Years and years of journey. Heart-breaking yet persistent journey. Back in 2010, she helped women cope with miscarriage, by sharing the story of how she coped with her own. In fact, Stacy suffered through five miscarriages, an emergency hysterectomy,…

We Don’t Call Ourselves CHOICE Moms for Nothing

At 33, Merewyn had already been saving a “baby fund” for some time, as she contemplated becoming a Choice Mom. She had a master’s degree and related certificates in her field, a well-paying job that seemed stable enough, and was told that as a child she was the most stubborn of her mother’s six children.…

Jodi: My Egg Donation Story

Jodi offered her story for the Choice Mom E-Guide: All About Eggs. — our new 47-page guide that covers everything from debating egg freezing and embryo donation to questions to ask yourself and a bank before selecting an egg donor option. Jodi offered to let me share her story in more detail for the many…

The lovely story of a true Choice Mom kid

happy mother through gestational carrier

Hello World! It’s me, little Lillia, writing to tell you the story of how I came to be. Mommy had her cancer surgery four years ago. Part of her decision-making process at that time regarded whether or not to be a Choice Mom. She had already been working with two adoption agencies, so she updated…