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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 Mom EGuide: Egg Donors and Egg Freezing

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The 2015 Choice Moms EGuide: All About Eggs is a 47-page compilation of insights and Q&A on egg freezing, emotions of the journey, questions to ask before selecting an egg bank to choose among egg donors, and much more. Available for immediate PDF download using PayPal on our Eguide page. This eguide is for you if: you are…

Navigating the world of embryo donation

Embryo donation is the process of using embryos that have been created during an IVF treatment, but not selected for implantation — the couple or individual who has decided they are now done building their family has the choice to donate those remaining embryos for others to use. Originally, these embryos were largely stored by…

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…

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…

If you have embryos in storage…

If you have used eggs and sperm to create embryos outside of your body, as a growing number of families have done because of fertility challenges, the question naturally arises about what to do with the frozen embryos remaining in storage.