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Alternatives to Family Trees, Baby Albums and Heritage Projects at School

If you are an adoptive parent, you are not alone if you dread school Family Tree projects or “When I Was a Baby” assignments. When my oldest son Keith started Pre-K, I thought we would have a little grace time before we ran into one of those. But… Read More
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Do I Really Need a Sperm Donor Agreement?

When I talk to potential clients considering using a known sperm donor (especially lesbian couples), I often get two questions:  “Can’t I just do the donor agreement myself?” No. “Do I really need a sperm donor agreement?R… Read More
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Embryo Donation

A few weeks ago I was talking to a woman whose doctor suggested she pursue IVF. Because of her firmly-held religious beliefs, she had reservations about what she would do with any unused embryos. When her doctor assured her that any number of familie… Read More
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Talking to Kids About Donor Conception

With the help of donor sperm, eggs, and embryos, families are able to have the baby they dreamed of.  But do you tell your child about donor conception?  And when do you do it?  Since 2004, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (”ASRM”… Read More
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