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Childless not by Choice

Hello there, my name is Civilla Morgan. Are you childless not by choice? Do you know someone who is?

After years of hoping, and waiting, even attempting on two occasions to adopt; I realized I would never have children. It was a difficult time for me, but I decided that I could not be the only woman on this planet trying to figure out how to deal with my situation.

You see, I was not willing to pretend I was OK when I really was not. I wanted children and I was not going to be having any.  I heard all types of comments down through the years from acquaintances and strangers alike. Some meant well, some wanted me to be sure I recognized they had something I would never have.

But through it all, as much as my heart hurt, I also knew there were women worldwide who were going through the same or similar circumstances and feelings. And on top of that, some women are being physically and mentally mistreated.

So I created Childless not by Choice aka 21st Century Hannah. A platform where I speak to and encourage women who are childless not by choice. Check out my episodes, and please tell your friends and family; especially those who are childless not by choice. For details on all things childless not by choice, visit me at 

Thank you!

Jan 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting another episode of 21st Century Hannah! I appreciate your taking the time to listen in once again. And thank you to my repeat listeners. If you are listening for the first time, I hope you will come back for another visit!

Remember to tell your friends about the show, and feel free to share to your social media followers! I would appreciate that!

Well, it was such an honor to interview Dr. Shari-ann James for this episode! Her specialty within the world of psychology is just what we need in our community of childless not by choice women and men worldwide. I was so happy to hear this type of niche psychology is available and on the upswing. This will not be just another conversation on grief when a grieving woman walks into a psychologist’s office, it is the conversation.    

I hope you enjoyed the interview as much as I did, and I hope you will write in to let me know. I will be interviewing and mentioning Dr. James’ awesome practice in the future. But in the meantime, I hope you will take the time to seek her out if you are dealing with any of the issues we discussed.  

I have posted every way Dr. James can be found, as well as her education and memberships.  This is one smart lady! I really hope you all will take the opportunity to visit her website, and if you are local and find that you need assistance with traveling the path of childlessness, infertility issues, and loss, that you will seek her out.


PLEASE NOTE: There were some audio issues that I did not realize were happening until I went back to fully listen to the interview. My podcast producer corrected the issue as much as possible. And he has already had me implement some fixes so this does not happen in the future. I hope you will overlook the issue as the content is so compelling. There is great information in there for you, for us!

Thank you for your patience.



PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia

EdM, Counseling Psychology, Columbia University (Master’s)

MA, Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, (Master’s Degree)

BA, Psychology, St Peter's College




Professional Membership with Postpartum Support International (PSI)

​Professional Membership with American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training through PSI and 2020 Mom Project

Extensive bereavement training on perinatal loss through Resolve Through Sharing (RTS)

Gottman Trained Educator for the Bringing Baby Home Program, which is a program for new parents experiencing the transition to parenthood


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