Monthly Archives: July 2014

Is it Just a Phase or Is My child Transgender?

No Easy Answers In Gender Identity If you are parenting a child that colors outside the gender lines, you likely want a “yes” or “no” answer to whether your child is transgender. Those answers are not easy to come by. I have mixed feelings about labels—especially when it’s kids we are labeling. Children are fluid,

Adoption Tips

Your Adoption Journey Awaits: 10 Tips to Help you Get Started by Natasha Congratulations!  You’ve decided to adopt!  This is your time to be excited!  However, if you’ve started your adoption research, it’s possible you are already overwhelmed.  I remember googling “adoption agencies” for the first time and almost crying when the results … Continue reading →

How Long Should You Try Infertility Treatment Before Stopping?

How much time and money did you spend on fertility treatments before you decided to stop? When To Call It Quits With Infertility Treatment Nothing is more personal than how you build your family! It involves issues as far ranging as your childhood dreams and your ideas of family, and includes the painfully mundane issue

A Birth mother seeks advice

Navigating the arena of open adoption can be difficult for all sides of the adoption triad.  How much contact is good?  Will it confuse the child? How do you explain the relationship of everyone involved? These are just some of the questions that adoptive parents and birth parents have regarding open adoption.  There are many

Introduction to Surrogacy

Intended parents share in a gestational carrier’s pregnancy closely, and may be able to have a child genetically related to both parents. People may come to surrogacy after exhausting other options and learning that they cannot carry a pregnancy to term, and it is often a first choice for single men, male couples, or women

Closed for the Holiday

In observance of Independence Day and to allow our staff to have a much deserved long holiday weekend, our offices will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th.  Our 24 hour birth parent hotline will continue to be answered however.  Enjoy the weekend, everyone!