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Personal Story: Raising California

Personal Story: Raising California

Donor eggs, in vitro, adoption, surrogacy—there's a whole lot of babies goin' on. Families are forming in all sorts of ways, and my son is growing up right in the middle of all of ...

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After Infertility: The Emotions of Choosing Assisted Reproduction

After Infertility: The Emotions of Choosing Assisted Reproduction

Here's how to work through the emotions and questions raised by fertility treatments and assisted reproductive technology options. ...

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Personal Story: “Could I Love a Child Who Doesn’t Look Like Me?”

Personal Story: “Could I Love a Child Who Doesn’t Look Like Me?”

Could I love a child who doesn’t look like me? Yes. More than I’ve ever thought possible. ...

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Personal Story: “Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother”

Personal Story: “Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother”

An author and adoptive mother presents a fiercely honest look at the emotional complexities of the adoption process. ...

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Personal Story: “The Clueless Things People Say About Infertility”

Personal Story: “The Clueless Things People Say About Infertility”

While I’d love to say to my friend, “Yes! there is light at the end of the tunnel if you adopt,” I believe that we need to exhaust hope until, well, until it exhausts us. ...

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Families Share: “Why we chose adoption”

Families Share: “Why we chose adoption”

Moms and dads describe how they chose to become parents through adoption. ...

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Families Share: “Why we chose assisted reproductive technology”

Families Share: “Why we chose assisted reproductive technology”

Moms and dads explain why they chose to become parents through donor egg, donor embryo, or surrogacy. ...

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Families Share: “When we knew we would adopt”

Families Share: “When we knew we would adopt”

How will you know you're ready to adopt? Five real families discuss the moments they knew adoption was right for them. ...

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