CMomA: Childless “Mothers” Adopting our Mission of Helping Children in Need
“Nearly 1 in 5 American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with 1 in 10 in the 1970’s”
(Pew Research Center Summer 2010 Report)
This vision inspires the launch of an important and timely movement, which addresses a sociological shift within American culture, shining a light on women without children, now more prevalent then ever. Some of these women have made this a conscious choice. Others desired and expected they would be mothers, to no avail. Some are single and others have partners. Regardless of their status, there is heartbreak and silent suffering for many over this, as they grieve and struggle with a palpable “void”, while trying to discover where to direct their energy.
Our mission shines the spotlight on this population of women…and It will ALSO save lives.
Around the world 17,000 children die each day from hunger, 8 million are displaced, 2 million are enslaved, 143 million children are orphaned, and 2 billion live in extreme poverty. In many of these places, there is no foster care system, no clean water, not enough food or even shelter, never mind loving arms around them to keep these children safe from harm. Many older children are not wanted because they are considered “damaged” or undesirable, through having suffered early deprivation or trauma, or simply because of their age or ethnicity. These are the children who will shape the world of tomorrow … for better or worse.
Our nonprofit has been formed to promote the connection between these orphaned and abandoned children, with childless single women, men and couples.
Our 501-C3 is called Childless Mothers Adopt” ((CMomA)…Embracing Children in Need
Promoting the Connection Between Individuals Without Children and Children in Need
- Website: Provides Resources and Community
- CMomA Gifting Program: Provides finanacial aid to individuals and couples adopting older and special needs children
- CMomA Journey: Plan and facilitate trips to places of interest, integrating seeing of sacred sites with being of service to a local orphanage in the region. We vet carefully where we choose to go and are very discretionary on who we partner with. The goal of this program is to offer an opportunity for connection between individuals that do not have children with children in need. We cannot control the outcome of these meaningful encounters. But if there is an organic connection between an individual or couple on our trip and a child who needs more support, those individuals can explore the possibility of fostering an on-going relationship with that child through adoption, hosting, mentorship or sponsorship.
- P.A.T.H Program (Post-Adoption Transitional Help): Offering parenting education and support before and/or after a new family is formed.
Funding for CMomA will help support:
- Operational expenses to insure it’s stability and growth
- The Journey (Travel Expenses)
- CMomA Grant & Gifting Program: Contributing $5000.00 per family for Adoption Costs, Travel & Medical Care
- Board Members include: Jane Hoffman, Tim Lavender, Gina Gomez, Denise Zitser, Ben Rosenstein, & Liria Mersini
- Advisory Board Members include: Rev. Michael Beckwith, Dr. Sue Morter, Scott Carlin, Lisa Nichols, Mary Morrissey, Ben Young Mason, Kristine Carlson, Missy Lavender, and Jack Canfield.
The Jewish Talmud states:
“To save one life is as if you have saved the world.”