single parent single parent
Stories About

single parent

Christina and James Summers were married for 17 years. Now, she's learning to navigate life without him. "Me and my husband really worked like a team," she says. "My teammate's not here to help me, so I'm really feeling a single mom vibe, just trying to get accustomed to this." Rosem Morton for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Rosem Morton for NPR

COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1089783785/1098735781" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dena Kohleriter and Jori Kohleriter at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 8, 2019. Mia Raquel/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Mia Raquel/StoryCorps

A Single Mother And Her Child Continue A Circle Of Life Disrupted By The Nazis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/792331239/793257418" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children. I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

toggle caption
I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm

In China, Kids Of Unwed Mothers May Be Barred From Public Health Care, Education

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/775388226/778181029" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A study by the think tank Demos finds that black and Latino families with two parents still own only half as much as wealth as white single parents. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David McNew/Getty Images

(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