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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Open Adoption

Here are some statistics on Open Adoption: A 2012 study from the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute titled “Openness in Adoption” reports that only 5 percent of today’s adoptions are closed; the remaining 95 percent are open or semi-open adoptions. The study also cites benefits for adopted children who have continued contact with and access to their birth parents after ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker

How do you deal with close relatives (sister, sister-in-law) that get pregnant while you are trying?  What if they have gotten pregnant twice during the years you have been trying to have your first?  How do keep from being bitter and keep a good perspective? -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Adoption Tax Credit

Here are the “numbers” for the adoption tax credit.  Ask your tax planner about the implacations of this as it can make a huge difference in your ability to afford adoption.  This article from www.adoption.com gives an overview: Unless you make over $195,000 per year adjusted gross income, you are eligible for part or all of the U.S. Federal government ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays 4

Here are some statistics on the actual cost of treatments.  Remember often insurance does not pay for these costs.  This is from the RESOLVE website: The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lists the average price of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the U.S. to be $12,400. (ASRM does not qualify if this includes medications.) RESOLVE encourages all ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays 3

From the time you wake up this morning until you go to bed tonight this is what will happen: EVERY DAY IN AMERICA 16,438 women become pregnant 11,018 women give birth 4,780 women endure a pregnancy loss 8,219 women experience an unplanned pregnancy 1,172 women become pregnant while uninsured 5,479 couples begin to struggle with infertility issues (American Pregnancy Association) If you are ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays 2

7.3 million.  That is the number repeatedly quoted as the number of infertility cases.  That is an alarming number of people going through the same thing you are.  Although with infertility it is often not discussed.  Compare that number to these breast cancer statistics: “In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays

Clomid is one of the most common medications prescribed for female infertility.  But how effective is it?  How long should you take it before moving on to the next step?  According to WebMD: Effectiveness:Approximately 60% to 80% of women who take clomiphene will ovulate, and about half will be able to get pregnant as a result of taking the drug. Most ... 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 »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: How Long Should We Try?

From the WomensHealth.gov Fact Sheet here are the guidelines for when you should seek help : How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctors? Most experts suggest at least one year. Women 35 or older should see their doctors after six months of trying. A woman’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after the age ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Success with Donor Eggs

Many women are faced with the decision of using Donor Eggs for IVF.  Sometimes after test results confirm a low ovarian reserve and sometimes after repeated IVF failures.  Does using donor eggs really improve your chances of getting pregnant?  Statistically, yes   “ What is the chance that a donor egg cycle will result in pregnancy? The success of egg ... Read More »