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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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Brian Discusses ART and Surrogacy with Kelly Ellison

I was pleased to be invited by Kelly Ellison of Your Adoption Finance Coach to be a guest on her Internet radio program.  We had a great conversation where we discussed the basics of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy.   Kelly has a ter… Read More
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Modernizing US Citizenship Laws Regarding Assisted Reproduction

There’s good news for US citizens living abroad who use assisted reproductive technology to build their families!  For years the State Department has required that a child born outside of the United States be genetically related to the US citizen… 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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Baby Care Classes for Pre-Adoptive and Expecting Intended Parents

When you’re knee deep in the adoption process or your surrogacy journey, it can be surprisingly easy to lose sight of the fact that at the end of process you really will be adding a new baby to your family.  Some pre-adoptive and expecting int… Read More
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Who are the Surrogates?

It’s the first question for many people considering gestational surrogacy: Who are these people ready to carry a child for another family? Recently, Washingtonian magazine profiled several gestational carriers – or surrogates – and asked what… Read More
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