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A Doctor, Patient and Dad Tells His Tale

As a reproductive endocrinologist at a large IVF practice, I am responsible for our third party reproduction program where we have an anonymous egg donation program. Over the years we have often discussed; what do children born from donor sperm and donor egg need to know (and have the right to know)? Now, as a parent of a donor-conceived child,...

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A Dozen Myths of Parenting After Infertility

The anticipated joy of parenthood when so long awaited, can create expectations that can be rather unrealistic, both of ourselves and our children. Following are twelve common myths of parenting after experiencing a fertility challenge:

1. Once I have a child I won't even remember our infertility.

The pain of experiencing infertility runs very deep. Although never forgotten,...

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Brad and Angelina Tie the Knot

I'm not one of those people who swoon over actors and actresses or even follow entertainment news. However, when the marriage of Brad and Angelina was announced, I had to watch to see how the media would identify their children.

Sure as shootin' - one network mentioned their adopted children as part of the ceremony. Really? How was adoption part...

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California Passes The Most Progressive Surrogacy Bill In The World

Late last year, in reaction to recent incendiary industry scandals and calls to modernize California statutes relating to third party reproduction, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill 1217, which became operative January 1, 2013, as California Family Code Sections 7960 et seq. Efforts to codify California law have been ongoing for two decades without success. Led by the lobbying efforts of Bill...

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Doctor, Patient, and Dad

As a reproductive endocrinologist at a large IVF practice, I am responsible for our third party reproduction program where we have an anonymous egg donation program. Over the years we have often discussed; what do children born from donor sperm and donor egg need to know (and have the right to know)? Now, as a parent of a donor-conceived child,...

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Gay Man's Guide to Becoming a Dad

This informational handbook is designed to give you an overview about family building for gay men.

For gay men who wish to be dads, surrogacy and egg donation are viable routes to parenthood, as is adoption.

If you are thinking about becoming a dad and considering all your options, this is a very exciting time for you. Whether you are...

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In Case You Missed It

I recently did a Pinterest workshop and learned, among tons of other things, about ICYMI. This particular acryonym, ulike my own overutilized LOL's, BFF's and TTYL's was previously unknown to me, but I found out how highly used it is by content purveyors web-wide who want to make sure their followers never miss a thing of interest. So I got...

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Who Is A Parent?

A really good question! This age of political correctness demands us to use terms that accurately reflect the reality of the referenced situation. Hence, the uproar some years ago when adoptive parents took issue with the term "real" parent in reference to the birthparents, as if adoptive parents are... fake? Wikipedia defines "parent" without any prefix or qualifier, as "a...

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Why Do You Need a Lawyer, Anyway?

Why Do You Need a Lawyer, Anyways?

As you travel through your journey towards parenthood, talking to a lawyer may not be at the top of your list - medical professionals, your insurance company, a support group - but attorneys? Yet, particularly when you are using donated eggs, sperm or embryos, surrogacy, or are not married, an attorney may...

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