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Connections: The stories of local women who became single moms by choice


Many parents across the country have had to make major adjustments to their home and work lives in order to balance child care and their careers during the pandemic. Some single parents in particular say they’ve struggled.

The New York Times recently profiled four women who decided to become single mothers on their own. The women describe why they chose their paths, the joys of motherhood, and the unexpected challenges they’ve come to face -- especially during the pandemic. One of those women is a Rochester resident who adopted eight children from the foster care system and has cared for 20 more. She joins us to share her story, along with another local single mom by choice.

Our guests:

  • Trelawney McCoy, single mom by choice, and project counselor at the University of Rochester
  • Andrea Holland, single mom by choice, and public speaking coach