Jewish single mothers

First Comes Baby Carriage, Then — Maybe — Marriage

Growing number of Jewish women opting for single motherhood.
10/31/2012 - 20:00
JTA
When Emily Wolper broke her engagement six years ago, she promised herself that if the time came when she felt ready to have a child and she was still single, she’d have one on her own.
 
Now 37, Wolper, a college admissions consultant in Morristown, N.J., is undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatments. If all goes according to plan, Wolper will join the growing ranks of Jewish women embarking on the journey to become a single mother by choice.
 
No husband in the picture: Single motherhood is gaining acceptance in the Jewish community.
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