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Have You Forgotten Me, Lord?

A beautiful piece written by Our Journey to Parent Blog. "Have you forgotten me, Lord?!" I cried out in desperation for an answer. I sat alone on my office floor. The sun beamed through the window onto my ...
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Surrogacy - Giving The Ultimate Gift Of Life

Women possess the unique ability to give the most remarkable gift of all - the gift of life. For many women, pregnancy is an enjoyable time in their lives. The thrill of developing a life within is an experience unparalleled ...
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Surrogacy, Exploiting The Exploited Internationally?

Also described as Reproductive Tourism, more frequently couples who struggle with an infertility diagnosis are crossing the "big pond" to accomplish their dream of becoming parents. Countries like India and Thailand have risen as frontrunners in the Reproductive ...
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The Minority Aspect

In October 2009, I posed a question on my blog “African American vs. White American: Is there a difference in their infertility?” I was on a mission to find if there was a disconnect between minority infertile patients and thei...
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Ending Silence During the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah are focused on families, sharing, and togetherness. For couples who are struggling to conceive, the holidays can be emotionally brutal, but perhaps this year you should focus on sharing your struggles with those closest to you. ...
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How's the (Third-Party) Family?

With all it's taken to create the family you've wanted, the last thing you need is something else to fret about. But it's also normal to worry that you and yours might have difficulties because of how you built your ...
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For some of us that need a spiritual lift

Sisters in Christ (Women's Fellowship) "Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he ...
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The One Thing You Should Never, Ever Say to a Gestational Surrogate

I came across an announcement of sorts on Facebook the other day. You know, one of those random posts that Facebook's algorithms magically identify as somehow more important than all the others. It came from a friend in another state ...
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Anxious? Try These Before You Head For the Meds

If you feel frantic but aren't sure exactly why, it's probably anxiety. Millions of people join you in that experience. Good news: There are lot of things you can do about it. And if you've been trying to get pregnant, ...
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Reproductive Tourism

A recent article in the New York Times describes the discovery of birth houses in San Gabriel, California, where "relatively wealthy" Chinese women were stealthily coming to deliver their babies in a well-equipped facility with nursing care. The ...
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Celebrity Infertility Secrets?

When we look at celebrities like Elton John, Ricky Martin, or Neil Patrick Harris who have had children over the years it's a no- brainer that they used an egg donor to create their families. But when we hear about ...
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