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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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Assisted Reproduction (ART): Fast Facts

Assisted Reproduction (ART): Fast Facts

Which assisted reproductive technology (ART) should I use to build my family? An overview of the four main options: donor egg, donor sperm, donor embryo and gestational surrogacy. ...

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The Three Routes to Adoption: Fast Facts

The Three Routes to Adoption: Fast Facts

Should you pursue adoption to build your family? Look through these overviews of the three main routes, including cost and requirements, to get a preliminary idea of whether there ...

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Are You Ready to Adopt?

Are You Ready to Adopt?

How do you know when you are ready to take the life-changing step of adopting a child? Think about why you want to adopt. Your motives can reveal a lot about your readiness. ...

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Myth vs. Fact: Donor Conception and Surrogacy

Myth vs. Fact: Donor Conception and Surrogacy

Have you heard that a surrogate can decide to keep the baby, that egg donors are only in it for the money, or that you won’t know anything about your child’s background? Read on f ...

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The Plight of Infertile Couples: When to Get Off the Infertility Treadmill?

The Plight of Infertile Couples: When to Get Off the Infertility Treadmill?

Fertility treatment take a physical, emotional, and financial toll, but couples often feel they have to do "everything they can" before they stop and turn to ART or adoption. ...

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Can We Afford This? The Cost of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

Can We Afford This? The Cost of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

Average cost ranges for domestic, international, and foster adoption and having a child through donor egg, donor embryo, and surrogacy. ...

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Building Your Family with Assisted Reproduction

Building Your Family with Assisted Reproduction

As infertility treatment technology advances, more Americans are turning to assisted reproduction. Here, we look at some of the choices families are making. ...

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Personal Story: “Raising a Child of a Different Race”

Personal Story: “Raising a Child of a Different Race”

How do you instill racial pride in a child who has been adopted transracially? While no guidelines or checklists exist, you can learn from adoptees' and adoptive parents' experien ...

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The Reluctant Partner

The Reluctant Partner

Don’t be surprised if your mate resists adoption even as you are embracing it. ...

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