What we're about
Thanks for stopping by! We are single mothers by choice - and have chosen this unique path for a variety of reasons. While we respect the journey of all moms, this is a group for unpartnered women who choose to become solo mothers, usually by sperm/egg donor insemination, adoption, and/or fostering. We are choosing to parent without any involvement from a second parent (no financial support, visitation, co-parenting, etc.), and we are made up of women who are thinking, planning, trying, expecting, and those of us who have already 'been there, done that'. It's meant to be a safe, easy place to share information, ask questions, and generally provide support and encouragement to each other as we embark or continue on the path of single/solo motherhood by choice. Here are some recent comments from our members:
"I'm new to the group ...but it is wonderful to know that I'm not alone in this process. This is fabulous group of strong independent women! Thank you!"
"It's comforting and reassuring to know that I am not the only person that thinks the same way that I do and that I'm not the only one making this sort of decision. It reaffirms what I'm doing. I enjoy hearing about all the success stories and struggles to prepare myself for what's to come. I love the support."
"I love that it is a chance for like minded mom's to talk. Being a mom by choice has many pros and cons that aren't always understood by people with two parents activity involved."
"I wasn't sure what to expect when I attended my first coffee/chat, but I'm glad I went because I feel like I've met some really great people that I admire, and the group gives me the courage to keep trying."
"It is refreshing to spend time with families that "look" like ours."
Most meet ups will be on Saturday mornings, and in the greater Seattle area. We also try to incorporate learning opportunity meetups, when possible. Please join us!
PLEASE NOTE: If you are pregnant or already a mom thru a relationship, or by chance - and - are receiving any sort of child-support, financially or otherwise - or if the father of your child(ren) is in ANY way still connected to you and your children, and has not relinquished his parental rights, this is just not the right group for you. There are many single mom/parent MeetUps and I'm certain you'll find parents with more similar experiences and better support in one of those. We certainly wish you the best! HOWEVER! If you are already a mom by any circumstance and are now ALSO considering having another child as a choice mom - we are definitely the right group for you. See you soon!