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Kerry Pursues Embryo Adoption & Open Relationship

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x32sr-e3791e

Kerri and Chris independently pursue embryo adoption after failed fertility treatments with their biological embryos. Kerry explains the process of independent or self-directed adoption, which is adopting without the help of agency facilitation.

Kerrie is open with their child and has an open relationship with her donors, allowing her son to know his half-brothers from a young age. 

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Kimberly Explains Embryo Adoption Model with the Snowflakes Program

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-98dkv-e40453

What is the difference between embryo adoption and embryo donation?
Kimberly Tyson, Executive Director of the first embyro adoption program in the world, explains the agency’s model for embryo adoption. 

 

Kimberly also touches on the difference between embyro adoption and traditional adoption.

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Jen Wonders if Adoption is Right after a Traumatic Pregnancy

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vvhjs-e24567

Jen wonders if adoption is right for her after a high risk, traumatic pregnancy with triplets.
🚨 Trigger alert: 🚨This episode explores miscarriage, trauma and grief and some extremely difficult decisions about pregnancy. Adoption trauma is also explored.

🚨Spoiler alert🚨:I followed up with Jen on Friday and they have decided not to pursue adoption. Jen would like to remain anonymous but I applaud her decision to not pursue a choice that she recognized she was not up for.
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Becoming informed about adoption trauma and admitting it is NOT for you as a parent is 💯 OK.
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It’s ok to change your mind.
It’s ok to say this type of parenting is not in your plan.
I’d prefer parents be informed and up for the complexities of adoption than buried their head in the sand about the child’s need.

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Nikki Has Extra Challanges with Egg Donation as Person of Color

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2as7h-e1b27c

Infertility affects people of all races but women of color have extra challenges in the US. 

Nikki shares the added challenges she has experienced with infertility as a person of color. From the social silence to the limited selection of donors, third party reproduction is even more difficult as a woman of color in the US.

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Tia & Her Husband Moved on from Trying to Be Parents & Are Living Boldy as a Family of Two

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n8pi8-df4eac

Tia shares that, “After five incredibly taxing years, searching for the right combination of medication, lifestyle and luck, we are walking away from the path to become parents. It was always in our hearts to have a biological child, together, or not at all. We were never open to the idea of adoption or donor intervention, and while those alternatives are completely normal and logical next steps, we realized the bigger need is to create a live worth living together, as a family of two.”

Don’t miss this amazing new episode on life after fertility treatment and boldly living their plan B.

 

 

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Dr. Julian Escobar Asks Me How His Patients Can Cope with Uncertainty

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ntn2u-d6fd6f

Jana, & Dr. Escobar, (fertility therapist and fertility doctor) met on zoom to talk about how the coronavirus is changing fertility treatments.

I sat down with Dr-Julian Escobar to talk about the uncertainty of healthcare during this coronavirus outbreak and how patients can cope with delayed fertility treatments.

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Holiday Edition: 5 Ways to Deal with Questions from Family

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-efxwj-cbf3d1

Conversation at holiday family gatherings can trigger unexpected emotions, especially if you’ve been trying to conceive.
Aunt Alice asks you when you’re going to have a baby or your pregnant cousin, Amanda, joke-brags about how she gets pregnant by just looking at her husband.
Anyone who doesn’t go down a so-called “normal” path to parenthood has encountered many types of questions: the curious, the intrusive, the rude, and the uninformed.
Why can’t you have a child? Why did you decide to do that? Why don’t you just _____(relax/be happy/ adopt/ try acupuncture)?
How do you handle these questions? The first strategy I offer my clients is to consider the person’s intention. Was it an innocent question or not-so-innocent? Is the questioner being caring, curious, clueless or careless?
The exercise is also detailed in my book Three Makes Baby.