single mothers single mothers

(Left) Shana Steele with her three children. (Top) Vannessa Kamerschen with her daughter. (Bottom) David Meissner with his son. Courtesy of Shana Steele, Vannessa Kamerschen and David Meissner hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Shana Steele, Vannessa Kamerschen and David Meissner

Pam Rector (left) with her daughter Grace became a single mother by choice when she was ready to have a child. Liv Aannestad is expecting her first child in March through the same process, and like all expecting parents she has some questions. Courtesy of Pam Rector/Courtesy of Liv Aannestad hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Pam Rector/Courtesy of Liv Aannestad

Single Moms By Choice Don't Need To Do It Alone

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/497058012/499343659" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Brittiny Spears, 26, is not with the father of her daughter, Zykeiria, 4. "He just still wanted to go out and party and be a little boy," Spears says. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jennifer Ludden/NPR

To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/329798341/329884171" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript