Can an unmarried mother become a nun?

I am considering converting to Catholicism. I have one child and have never been married. I was wondering if after joining the Church it would be possible for me to consider becoming a nun. If it is possible, would I need to wait until my child was an adult? If it is not a possibility, can you suggest other ways in which I could serve more fully and meaningfully? Thank you.

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