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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.…

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.…

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.…

Choice Mom Eguide: Emotions of This Journey

Sometimes we’re afraid of the emotions we feel on the Choice Mom journey to becoming a single mother by choice: grief, loss, jealousy, loneliness, isolation, anger. They might hit us when we’re Thinking of take this step… Trying (sometimes for a very long time) to become a mother… when newborn days and ongoing logistical stress take…

Will a donor-conceived child feel like a “freak”?

A new Thinker wrote to one of the discussion boards with a concern that her eventual child might someday feel like “a freak of nature” as a donor-conceived child. One thing I know from years of talking with Thinkers and every stage of Choice Motherhood after is that we do tend to worry about many…

Spotlight: Maia Midwifery

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Welcome back Maia Midwifery — after a kind of hiatus, Kristin Kali is back for ongoing support to Choice Moms on the fertility journey. She has returned to sponsor some of our resources, and be an expert ally, especially for our San Francisco-area community.