Who is a Single Mother by Choice?

    A single woman who makes the deliberate choice to start a family in which she will be her child’s (or children's) sole parent and will receive no financial/parental assistance from the 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 women use a doctor to undergo donor insemination (ICI/IUI/IVF), some adopt in the US or abroad, while others chooses a known donor using the "old fashioned way" or ICI at home.

    This group is not for single woman who conceived using a partner that is no longer in the picture or for women that got pregnant accidentally and decided to keep the child.  We respect you and your journey, but there are other support groups for those situations.

This group is for single woman in the VA, MD and DC metro area who have decided or are in the process of deciding to become single mothers by choice. This group is open to serious thinkers, triers and successful single mothers 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 this group is not affiliated with the National SMC organization, a lot of our members overlap.

Please note that SMC meetup group members agree to keep other members’ full names, identifying information, and stories confidential unless they are explicitly granted permission to do otherwise.

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