Who is a Single Mother by Choice?

  • A single person who makes the deliberate choice to start a family in which she or he will be her/his child’s (or children's) sole parent and will receive no financial/parental assistance from a partner or donor.
  • Typically a career person around the age of 30’s or 40’s who wants to have a child before it’s too late.
  • Some of us use a doctor to undergo donor insemination (ICI/IUI/IVF), adopt in the US or abroad, or chooses a known donor using the "old fashioned way" or ICI at home.
  • Single parenthood is ideally for responsible adults who feels they have much to give a child and who has the emotional and financial resources to support a single household.
  • Although the majority of our members are women, we welcome the opportunity to include single men who've pursued or are thinking to pursue the same path.

This group is for single person in the VA, MD and DC metro area who have decided or are in the process of deciding to become single mothers or fathers by choice. This group is open to serious thinkers, triers and successful single parents by choice. It is my hope that we can come together and form a network that can offer advice and support each other in our endeavors. Although the majority of members are female, this group is geared specifically for any single woman or man who has made or is investigating the choice to start a family without a partner or spouse, regardless of life/conception choices.

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