I’m very sorry to have learned from Marinela that Choice Mom Janice Garfunkel (Cincinnati), 54, lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving behind her two daughters. Here is how Janice described things in her blog: “I am a single mom of two fabulous children (1999 and 2003), and was diagnosed out of the blue with…
By the age of 34, I had a graduate degree, a house, a good job and a few years of travel under my belt. I’d been trying to become a mom for 18 months and had 8 failed IUIs with a donor. I had chosen the donor route because I thought it would be faster, cheaper and easier than adoption. Boy, was I wrong. I took another look at adoption and decided to go for it. Here’s my story.
I’ve returned from a great spring break trip to Chicago — where I hosted a Choice Moms networking event — and Wisconsin Dells with my kids. My notes from the Chicago event will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is one of the women we met, with a powerful spirit….
In September 2010, we were discussing the importance of a support network on this website — and how flexible we sometimes need to be about who we think we can count on. I featured this post from a woman who, accidents of timing, lost most of her support… after she found out she was pregnant with twins… shortly before she lost her job. Let’s revisit her story now.
After waiting over a year for my adoption to finalize, I’ve accepted that I will never become a mother
through my current adoption program. I’ve learned a lot hard lessons along the way. The only
redeeming feature of my journey? The chance to tell others how to avoid a similar fate. If you are
considering adoption, here is what I’ve learned:
It’s been difficult in this economy for single women to retain their jobs before and after motherhood. As a recent Choice Mom discussion board conversation revealed, we are a remarkably resilient community!
I’m very much looking forward to meeting Sarah at next week’s Choice Mom event in Seattle. She’s updated me on her journey a few times. And it’s a great example of how life can unfold in unpredictable ways. Here is her story.
This profile submitted by a woman who started with IUI at age 37, and spent three years trying to conceive — including five IVF cycles with her own eggs, and three IVF cycles with donor eggs, and a miscarriage. Her twin boys were born in March 2011.
I am a Choice Mom of twin girls who are now 6. I did artificial insemination in the U.S. with sperm that could not cross the border into Canada. This is my story of making contact with half siblings.
I recently heard from this woman, in search of some outside insight. And it’s no wonder, when you read her story. Yet, it’s not an uncommon dilemma. Many of us have been in this place. Or have faced similar indecision about whether Choice Motherhood is the right step. What do you suggest for her?