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Financing Fridays

Fridays in June I am going to dedicate time to providing all the info you need on financing your next step.  Maybe it is infertility treatments, surrogacy, or adoption.  The costs are something you probably haven’t budgeted for but now must find a way to make it happen.  You can.  It will not be easy.  There is not “free” money ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Domestic Adoption

According to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute the number of infants available for private domestic adoption is decreasing: “Number of Infants Available for Private Adoption Has Been Decreasing A variety of factors, including increased access to contraception, the legalization of abortion and changed social attitudes about unmarried parenting, have caused the number of white infants placed for adoption in the ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

What are you waiting for this Wednesday.  Are you in the 2ww to see if you are pregnant?  Are you waiting for your most fertile 72 hours of the month to come around?  Are you waiting for an appointment with a Reproductive Endocrinologist?  Maybe waiting for you and your husband to get along again after this has put such a strain ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Global Fertility Rates

This is a factbook about the potential fertility rates of different countries: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2127rank.html I look at this as an opportunity to evaluate which countries we should be trying to establish adoption programs in.  Of course the first initiative would be to help some of the poorest countries control population but until that occurs there seems to be many potential children ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chapter 14

In the book, “When the Cradle is Empty”, by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter Chapter 14 is titled, “Are You Ready to Adopt”.  They list six things to help you evaluate if you are ready to pursue adoption: 1.  Be sure you really want and will accept an adopted child. 2.  Be aware of unresolved issues. 3.  Be honest about your motives. 4.  ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: When is it Time to Move On?

When is it time to move on?  Time to stop treatments?  Time to explore egg donation, or donor insemination or a gestational carrier?  Time to think about adoption?  Time to consider living a child-free life?  How do you know how much more you can handle, not only physically but emotionally? -Cindy Read More »

NIAW Week: “Don’t Ignore…”

DON’T ignore the tick, don’t ignore the tock, don’t ignore the reality of a biological clock.  Get the facts and plan ahead.  According to ivf.com: “As a woman’s age increases, her ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term decreases due to the many biological changes taking place in her body. From age 30 to 35, the chances of ... Read More »

“Mom Got Dropped-Off by a Guy in a Flatbed Truck!”

Now I know where they get the term “stay-at-home” mom.  Not hard to decipherer that one.  It means the mom stays at home.  In our case I have 6 other bodies to take care of while I’m home.  BUT this weekend was the annual Family Building Conference and I always volunteer to speak at one of the workshops.  That means I ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 10

This week we look at Chapter 10 of “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter.  Chapter 10 is titled, “High-Tech Treatments: Tough Issues” This chapter addressed the difficult moral decisions when it comes to assisted reproduction technologies.  It outlines the logistics of the most common forms of ART and answers questions based on each one.  What ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 9

This week in reviewing the book “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter we take a look at Chapter 9: “How Shall We Then Pray”. John and Sylvia bring up a series of good questions regarding prayer: 1.  “How should we pray?”- They write, “There is no magic formula for prayer, no right or wrong words.  ... Read More »