Welcome to Single Mothers by Choice!

Whether you are just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice, we can provide you with information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique virtual and local support network of your peers.

Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) was founded in 1981 by Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a psychotherapist and single mother by choice. Thousands of single women, predominantly in their thirties and forties, have joined us since that time and remain with us as they strive to be the best parents they can be.

Our primary purpose is to provide support and information to single women who are considering, or have chosen, single motherhood. Our members meet with one another all over the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and beyond. We network with each other and share information and resources about donor insemination, adoption, and parenting at local levels and/or through our lively online discussion forum and newsletters.

Learn how you can join and connect with our community today!

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CT Fertility Doctor _ Fertility Specialist Fairfield County_Dr. RichlinWhy Attend Single Women Pursuing Parenthood Educational Event?

As the founder and one of the leaders of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut’s (RMACT) SingleMomstoBe program, I want to share with you our vision for how our program can work for you to create your family.

The presentation is specially created to start a conversation, which will include input from you. Because this is a live event, we will have a chance to meet each other in person and answer questions you have in a comprehensive way.  Plan on hearing specifics on medical and technical aspects:

Ooyctye or egg freezing (much in the media these days)

 Intrauterine inseminations

Donor sperm

In vitro fertilization – IVF

You may be very familiar with these terms or they may be brand new. Either way, I will be able to fill-in details about these family building procedures.  Although being online or using a

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