infertility Articles
Infertility, perfectionism, and the loss of the "dream baby"
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
The other day, a client and I were discussing the struggle of giving up the "dream baby"--that is, the idealized vision we all seem to carry around of how perfect and amazing our offspring would be. They might have their mother's eyes, or their father's smile. They are of course ... Read more
Perils of Friending Your Kids on Facebook
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 by ddavanport
Being the Responsible Parent that I am, when my kids wanted to get a Facebook account, I made them abide by the age limits yes, contrary to what your kids tell you, there are actually age limits, and then as a condition of joining, I asked read insisted that they friend me. I rea... Read more
Do Fertile Couples Who Adopt Hurt Waiting Infertile Couples?
Friday, July 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
My blog from earlier this week was titled Is it Selfish to Want a Second, Third, Fourth etc. Child. I received a thoughtful comment from an infertile woman who said she felt it was very selfish for fertile couples to get in the infant line with all of the couples that have no chi... Read more
Is it Selfish to Want a Second, Third, or Fourth (etc.) Child?
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by ddavanport
If youve been blessed to have had a child either through infertility treatment, the old fashioned way, or through adoption, is it selfish to want another one or two or three Are you tempting fate No one questions your desire when youre trying for your first. In fact, most folks a... Read more
Changes in Russian Adoptions
Thursday, July 7th, 2011 by ddavanport
The pressure for an agreement between the US and Russia governing international adoptions reached a peak after Torry Hansen sent her son back to Russia in April 2010 because she no longer wanted to be his parent. FYI Russia is now suing Ms. Hansen for child support. Russia wanted... Read more
To Know or Not to Know- That is the Question with Donor Egg or Sperm
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by ddavanport
I was consulting with a couple last month about the choices there were facing in their fertility treatment. They had reached the point where their options were using donor egg with IVF, using donated embryos, or adoption. During our discussion about using donor egg, I mentioned t... Read more
Infertility and health insurance: the infertility therapist gets cranky
Friday, July 1st, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
To be perfectly honest, nothing can get me quite as irritated quite as quickly as the subject of health insurance. This in many ways is ironic and possibly unfair. After all, health insurance payments constitute a large portion of my income. Also, I am fortunate to have access to... Read more
Is Facebook a Blessing or a Curse for Adoption and Adopted Children
Friday, July 1st, 2011 by ddavanport
On the Creating a Family show this week, Adam Pertman, Exec. Director of The Adoption Institute and author of Adoption Nation said that the Internet has fundamentally changed adoption forever. Hollie, one of our Creating a Family community, says it has been a very mixed blessing.... Read more
Who Owns the Infertility in Your Relationship?
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by ddavanport
Ownership may seem like a silly term to use when talking about a disease and let us not forget that infertility is a disease, but it seems to me that in many relationships one partner steps to the plate and claims the responsibilitythe ownership if you willof the couples infertil... Read more
For the infertility "veterans"--psychological implications of long-term infertility treatment
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
Infertility treatment, whatever it's duration, is stressful and often difficult. For the majority of people, however, it's of relatively short duration--within a year or two, a pregnancy is achieved or a diagnosis is clarified, leading to a different path. On the other hand, ther... Read more
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