Single Mom To Be Events


Please join us for this free educational event, Single Women Pursuing Parenthood, to explore some of the choices and decisions that one will face when becoming a single mother by choice.

Single Women Pursuing Parenthood

Exploring Options, Available Resources and Community Support

Sunday, November 13th, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Breakfast will be served.

This event is free but registration is required.

Hotel Zero Degress
353 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Topic may include:

  • Choosing a sperm donor
  • Talking to friends, family, and co-workers
  • Creating a strong support system
  • What do I tell my child?



Spencer Richlin, MD
Partner, Lead Physician of Single Moms To Be at RMACT

Dr. Spencer Richlin is Surgical Director and a Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). In addition, he is Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Richlin is board-certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and Obstetrics & Gynecology.


llisa-schumanLisa Schuman, LCSW
Director of Psychological Services, RMACT

Lisa Schuman, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), is RMACT’s Director of Mental Health Services. With almost twenty years of experience in the field of reproductive medicine, Lisa provides patients with support, guidance and education. She is also part of the Third Party Reproduction Team, for which she screens and counsels egg donors and gestational carriers. Lisa is responsible for staff education concerning patients’ emotional needs, stressors, and ways to offer additional support.
Jane MattesJane Mattes, LCSW
Founder of Single Mothers By Choice

Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a NYC psychotherapist and single mother by choice, founded Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) in 1981 after having her son, Eric, in 1980. In addition to writing the book, Single Mothers by Choice, she has overseen the growth of SMC from the original chapter in NYC to chapters all around the US, and in Canada, Europe and beyond. Over thirty thousand single women, predominantly in their thirties and forties, have joined SMC during that time. Jane has met and consulted with thousands of women who were going through the processes of thinking, trying and mothering, and is a spokesperson for SMC in the media.

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