Navigating marriage, instant motherhood, and co-parenting all at once. Newly blended families. Women with stepparents and step siblings of their own. 44% of women in America have a stepchild, stepparent, or step or half sibling.
Hopeful and current adoptive mamas navigating open and closed adoptions, transracial and kinship adoptions, and the day-to-day challenges of raising an adopted child. 1.5 million children in the United States are adopted.
Those fostering to adopt and those fostering the family with the goal of reunification. Nearly a half million children are currently in foster care.
Single moms by choice, women navigating divorce and co-parenting, and mamas parenting solo after the loss of a spouse. Moms who are re-entering the dating game. 1 in 4 mothers are solo parents.
Mothers of families built through IVF, egg & sperm donation, embryo adoption, and surrogacy. Over 7 million women in the U.S. are affected by infertility.
More than 4 million LGBT women in America are raising a child. Same-sex couples are six times more likely to foster children and four times more likely to adopt. A 2019 study found that over 30% of foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and foster youth are twice as likely to identify as LGBTQ than youth living outside foster care.
Mamas navigating interracial marriage, transracial adoption, and raising mixed-race children. 1 in 6 newlyweds are married to someone of a different race or ethnicity. 40% of adopted children are of a different race, ethnicity, or culture than their adoptive parents. 1 in 7 infants in the U.S. are multiracial or multiethnic.
EVERYONE IN BETWEEN
Women raising grandchildren, siblings, family members, or family friends. More than 7 million grandparents live with their grandchildren and one-third serve as their grandchildren’s primary care giver.