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Knowing When to Stop Trying

  Written By: Janet Jaffe, Ph.D./ Center for Reproductive Psychology /www.ReproductivePsych.org / www.UnsungLullabies.com One of the most profound decisions you must make when dealing with infertility – as important as the decision to try to conceive in the first place – is the decision to stop trying. How do you know when enough is enough? How can […]

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Adoption or Donor – Making the decision

Written By: Judith Kottick, LCSW Montclair, New Jersey/ judykottick@comcast.net/ (973) 746-7370   For many couples and individuals yearning for a child, it is unwelcome news to hear that the time has come to transition from the dream of parenting a child of your genes to an alternative family building method. While accepting the concept of non-genetic parenting […]

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Baby Care for Adoptive Parents – NY, NY

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)   333 West 57th Street New York, NY This workshop is for you if you are waiting to adopt and would like to learn about baby care. Workshop Facilitator is Nicole Mayer RMA, RN, BSN, an IAC Center Educator, with extensive experience in infertility, OB/GYN, and newborn […]

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Therapeutic Writing: Putting Your Feelings on Paper

Infertility, parenting after adoption, growing up in an adoptive family, relinquishing a child—all give rise to complex emotions. Learn about the innovative Therapeutic Writing model that’s helping many lay bare and make sense of their innermost thoughts.

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While You Are Waiting to Adopt

Now that you have selected an adoption method and an agency or attorney, and completed your home study and your paper work, what do you do while you wait to adopt? Remember that if you are waiting to adopt, you are an expectant parent. You need some time to prepare and learn.   Following is […]

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Therapeutic Writing for Adoptive Parents and Parents-to-Be

Parenthood — whether we’re anticipating and planning, or already in the thick of it —can sometimes be hard to wrap our heads and hearts around. Putting words to complex and amorphous thoughts and feelings can be challenging. In this group, we’ll explore our internal experiences around adoptive parenthood through short writing exercises — such as […]

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First Mothers Day

Quotes from new adoptive moms about how it feels to celebrate their first or second Mother’s day Christine, mother of Angela born May 8th, 2008 On my first Mother’s day we were driving our daughter home from the hospital. She was 3 days old. It was May 11th, 2008, and it was the most amazing day of my life. […]

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Time Magazine Article: Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny

By John Cloud The remote, snow-swept expanses of northern Sweden are an unlikely place to begin a story about cutting-edge genetic science. The kingdom’s northernmost county, Norrbotten, is nearly free of human life; an average of just six people live in each square mile. And yet this tiny population can reveal a lot about how genes work in […]

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Adoption: Staying Motivated and Inspired

Written By: Anna Sandbank Now that the proverbial rush of the holiday season has drawn to a close, perhaps we are focused on resolutions we have made for the coming year and how to keep them alive. More often than not, however, we fail to adhere to our own best intentions, likely due to a too ambitious or […]

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