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How do I meet other childless women in person?

Due to the pandemic, Gateway Women has suspended all its face-to-face meetups around the world but many GW Meetup Hosts are running ‘virtual’ Zoom meetups during this time. All of these are now organised via Gateway Women’s Private Online Community on MightyNetworks, rather than via Meetup. When we are able to offer in-person GW Meetups again these will also be organised via our online community. Please come and join us in our online home at

How do I connect with other childless women online?

  • Gateway Women Private Online Community on MightyNetworks. (Global) To apply for membership of the ‘best online community for childless-by-circumstance women’ (that’s a review, not me!) click here. The first month is free, after which there’s a modest monthly or annual fee or free memberships for those who need them. All applications are vetted for member security and privacy.
  • Gateway Women ‘NOMO TRIBE’. This is a private online community for those women who have ‘graduated’ from the main Gateway Women online community by virtue of the fact that they are through the worst of their grief and are now actively embracing the life unexpected! Open to all members who feel that they are in a ‘good place’ with their childlessness these days and would like to connect with like-minded women. You will need to join the main Gateway Women Mighty Networks community first (if you’re not already a member to clear the ID check and then click to join ‘Nomo Tribe’.
  • The Dovecote Community (UK): Kelly da Silva runs a closed Facebook group for involuntarily childless women (No TTC talk). There’s also a new community, Dovecote for Men:
  • Childless Mothers Connect (CMC) and Childless Mothers Adopt (CMomA) (US) Psychotherapist Dr Marcy Cole’s website, organisation and community for ‘Childless Mothers’ (by both choice and circumstance) and her project (CMomA) to connect children-in-need with adoptive or foster mothers. Marcy is a childless-by-circumstance woman herself.

Please let us know in the comments below if you know of any other resources in this area that we might include.

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