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Episode 31: Single Mothers By Choice

In this special Mother’s Day episode of Can We Talk?, host Nahanni Rouss speaks with three single mothers by choice: Lizzie Skurnick, Naomi, and Wendy Shanker. These women felt motherhood should not be contingent on partnership and instead started families by themselves. More and more women are deciding not to wait for the perfect partner, and are happily having babies on their own via adoption, intrauterine insemination, and in vitro fertilization.

Released May 6, 2019
  • Naomi and Dinknesh. Photo courtesy of Naomi.

  • Lizzie Skurnick and Javier. Photo courtesy of Lizzie Skurnick.

  • Wendy Shanker and her daughter, Sunny. Photo courtesy of Wendy Shanker.

  • Naomi and Dinknesh
  • Lizzie Skurnick and Javier
  • Wendy Shanker and Sunny

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 31: Single Mothers By Choice." (Viewed on June 26, 2022) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-31-single-mothers-choice>.

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