Synopsis: The Childless Mothers Project (CMomA)
“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 build a platform to “cosmically match” individuals without children with children without parents or someone to care for them.
To be an advocate to orphaned children who are in need of a safe and loving support, through adoption, foster care, & mentorship.
To provide education, community, financial assistance and transitional support to childless individual and couples who are interested in adopting orphaned children in need, both domestically and internationally.
MAIN SERVICES & OBJECTIVES:
1): Our Website:
Providing on-line information, resources and community through the websites www.CMomA.org (the non-profit site) & www.ChildlessMothersConnect.com (for all women without children). These sites share a private forum and public blog.
2): A Grant Program :
We aim to give up to twenty $5000 CMomA Grants, per year, to eligible new parents, adopting older children in need, both domestically and internationally. Click here to learn more about the CMomA Adoption Grant Program.
* 3): CMomA Journey:
In development: to plan and coordinate yearly missions where a collective group of adults will travel to areas where children have the least amount of resources.
- The primary goal of these trips will be for individuals and couples to receive the opportunity to explore the possibilities for an organic connection with a child in need of a safe and loving home.
- The secondary incentive will be for the group to participate in supporting the local community in that region by offering needed products and/services.
4): P.A.T.H. Program (Post-Adoption Transitional Help)
In development: to offer an array services and support for new families in transition. New parents will have access to a “Parenting Preparation Foundation Course”, which will be a requirement for CMomA grant recipients and Journey participants. Licensed Professionals can take the required curriculum to qualify them as a CMomA certified coach, providing support for families in transition with Medical, Psychological, Marital/Family, Academic, and other related needs.
This curriculum, for new parents and coaches, will be made available to other private & governmental agencies, to the public, as well as to professionals interested in obtaining CMomA coaching certificate.
1): Become a CmomA $5000 Grant Sponsor!
2): Support the CMomA “Journey” including. The logistical, travel, legal costs & media expenses associated with international adoption. 3): Transitional Coaching Support: P.A.T.H Program: Management and facilitation costs for Parenting and Coaching Curriculum. 4): The Operational expenses and Staff support that makes it all possible.
3): Transitional Coaching Support: P.A.T.H Program: Management and facilitation costs for Parenting and Coaching Curriculum.
4): The Operational expenses and Staff support that makes it all possible.
The Jewish Talmud states:
“To save one life is as if you have saved the world.”