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Our Blended Family

I’m the parent of a child I gave birth to, and a child I adopted. They are 27 and 23, respectively.

I was a veteran of fertility treatment when I entered the world of adoption. I quickly learned there was a language of adoption. People talked of “placing” a child rather than giving up a child. A “situation” was an adoption prospect,...

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The Relationship Between Religion and Infertility

When we are faced with infertility, the number of challenges which arise can be staggering. Infertility tests us physically, emotionally, and financially. It can also stress our relationships with others. One arena which can be deeply impacted upon by infertility are beliefs, spirituality, and religion. This piece of the infertility pie is discussed less often than the others, yet for...

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Post-Election Legal Safeguards LGBT Families Must Take

IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE:

Initiate a step-parent adoption or parentage order and obtain a court order, even if both names are on the birth certificate. Obtain a passport for your child with BOTH parents name listed on the passport. Make sure BOTH parents names are listed on your child’s social security number record. Obtain gender marker revisions t...

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Is It Time to See an R.E.*? Six Give-Away Clues That You’re Stuck in Your Current Care

You may be one of those women who always knew pregnancy wouldn’t come easy. A history of irregular periods, endometriosis, or the ticking of the biological clock may have clued you in to the need for an infertility specialist, such as a *reproductive endocrinologist.

Most women don’t fit into this category, and feel blindsided if they don’t conce...

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Remember to Vote!

Your vote matters. Make sure you vote, and make sure you are knowledgeable about each political candidate’s position on the right to parent and reproductive choice. The outcome of this election could detrimentally affect the parental status of same sex couples as well as the ability of doctors to offer family building options through assisted reproductive technology (“ART”) to all h...

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