To understand the core of the benefits of membership in Multiples of America (aka National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs), you need understand
Multiples of America’s Mission Statement:
The Multiples of America aka NOMOTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of multiple birth children through education, research, and networking. In partnering with local support groups, health care providers, researchers, and educators, and with the highest standards of integrity, respect and professionalism, we endeavor to aid parents of multiples and to raise public awareness of the unique qualities of multiple birth families.
Multiples of America has history of 56 years of support, education, research
a) This continuity as an organization is a benefit. It gives us creditability, respect and recognition in the public and in the Media.
i. We are constantly contacted by the Media, casting directors, researchers and public for our expertise and knowledge regarding of all things multiple births
ii. Marketing and Publicity – national exposure of multiple birth issues as well as additional credibility, press releases and marketing materials, use of our brand
b) Multiples of America is the spokesperson and face of multiple births for local member clubs
c) National publicity regarding Multiple Birth topics/issues. Media comes to our organization for information, research, statistics, etc.
d) Offers local clubs and members an opportunity to be a part of a larger group than local clubs or state organizations nationwide
e) Being a Part of the Larger Good ~ Our organization helps parents of multiples find clubs, start clubs, find resources, helps media to find information/statistics, helps casting agents find clients for movies, ads etc. And it helps researchers find subjects for their research. Multiples and Twins in general are the perfect research subject as there is an automatic control subject. Research helps the public in general and leads to finding causes and cures of many diseases and other medical issues. We can help make a difference with our participation in research
f) Learn best practices of member and club support and education through our 53 years of experience
Multiples of America is a collective charter member of the International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) and member of the International Council of Multiple Birth Organizations (ICOMBO). This gives us international credibility and the opportunity to network with these international organizations.
a) Multiples of America/NOMOTC is known internationally by researchers and by other international Multiple Birth Organizations.
b) We have the opportunity to connect with other multiple parents through international organizations that we partner with. Together, we work to educate non-multiply blessed families on the joys, trials, and tribulations of raising multiples.
c) We have assisted with important research and surveys including Depression in Post-Partum Mothers of Multiples, Incontinence in Mothers of Multiples Post Pregnancy Complications and Delivering Multiples (international survey).
Parents of multiples that do not have clubs in their area can become a member as an Affiliate. They get support, education, and resources to help them be the best parent of multiples they can be
Broadening Our Reach to Local MOMs on the National level.
We come from so many different backgrounds and finding those friends and support through Convention or articles in Notebook allows everyone to see that they too can survive and succeed parenting multiples from pregnancy, to infancy, to school-age to adults. We can find information from someone who has “been there and done that” In our 20,000 members.