Registration is Closed. SMC 40th Anniversary Celebration – Agenda

SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE (SMC) 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

OCT. 16-17, 2021

Images of moms and kids

Registration for this event is now closed. Pre-order a full video recording!


AGENDA

All attendees will receive a full recording of the event in case you miss any sessions or wish to watch both exciting sessions of the two-content tracks.
Download a PDF of the full Agenda here

Saturday October 16

1:00 – 1:15 PM Welcome

Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W, Founder of Single Mothers by Choice & her son, Eric Mattes

1:15 – 2:15 PM Adult SMC Children:What was it like growing up?

2:15 – 2:30 PM Break or Meditation from “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

2:30 -3:30 PM Moms of Adult SMC Children: What was it like raising your children?

3:30 – 4:30 PM  The Donor Puzzle: How do the kids sort it out?

Dr. Rosanna Hertz , Ph.D, Professor of Sociology & Woman and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

4:30 – 4:45 PM Break or Meditation from “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

4:45 – 5:30 PM Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & informal discussion for every stage of the SMC Journey: Thinkers, Tryers, Pregnant or Moms!

There will also be a breakout room for SMC young adults (teens and older) to connect!

5:30 – 6:00 PM Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & information discussion on key SMC topics: Raising Children of Color, Beyond Baby #1, Raising a Non-binary child or Raising a Special Needs child.


Sunday Oct 17

12:00 – 12:10 PM Welcome & Guide to Content Options

Come together for day two and get set up for choosing between the two simultaneous content tracks of the day

12:10 – 12:55 PM A Day in the Life of an SMC: What’s it really like?

Choose to Attend One Session at each time slot:

1:00 – 2:00 PM Different Paths to SMC-hood: How do we get there?

-OR-

1:00 – 2:00 PM Donor Sibling Connections

2:00 – 2:15 PM Break or Meditation from “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

2:15 – 3:00 PM Fertility Treatments: How do they work?

Dr. Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director and Partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT

-OR-

2:15 – 3:00 PM The “Daddy Question” Jane Mattes, LCSW, Founder of SMC

3:00 – 3:45 PM Donor Insemination: Some Considerations

Lisa Schumann LCSW, Director of Mental Health Services at Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT
-OR-

3:00 – 3:45 PM Dating and Relationships: How do we manage them?

3:45 – 4:00 PM Break or Meditation from “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

4:00 – 4:30 PM —Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & information discussion on key SMC topics: Saving for Fertility by Devon Baeza, The Fertility Finance Coach, Adoption, New Moms or Moms of Teens

4:30 – 5:00 PM —Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & informal discussion for every stage of the SMC Journey: Thinkers, Tryers, Pregnant or Moms!

 

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