Celebrating the return of the Adoption Community of New England

By Naomi Goldman ACONE (the Adoption Community of New England) was founded in 1967 as the Open Door Society (ODS), by adoptive families who had adopted trans-racially or from the foster care system. These families were conspicuous as adoptive families and the name was intended to promote opening doors to adoption of children of any […]

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Links from the World of Fertility

By Dad After IVF Welcome to a new feature that will appear regularly on the RNE blog. I’ll share some information from RESOLVE New England (RNE) and highlight some of the more interesting things I’ve come across on my trip around the Web. First up, the latest from RNE: It’s a new year, and RNE’s […]

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Work of ART

By Mary Bonauto Massachusetts High Court Ruling Provides More Protection to Families Using ART & Important Lessons in the New Era of Nationwide Marriage Equality In a wonderful affirmation of the great diversity of families in the Commonwealth, families using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) now enjoy broader protections and security thanks to a case known […]

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What to Expect?

By Lynn M. Collins Infertility has its own vernacular, or terminology, and I will help you understand some of the “infertility lingo”. Some fertility programs are located in a large hospital setting and some in a more intimate clinic setting. The staff can consist of four to five Reproductive Endocrinologists (RE), Urologists, Nurses, Embryologists and […]

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Seeking peace and comfort

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc I recently had the pleasure of attending an open house at the Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in Medford, Massachusetts. In the backyard, Sean Gonzalez, the Center Director, showed us a beautiful shrine to Tara, a goddess revered in Tibetan Buddhism. He explained that they pray to Tara for help […]

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One and Never(?) Done

By Lindsay Euller Linsley I would first like to start by saying that I’m so fortunate to have a beautiful 3-year-old son, conceived through IVF (ICSI). My husband John and I tried for 4 years before we were lucky enough to have Grey. And I’m very sensitive to the fact that many people are still […]

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Considering adoption from foster care?

By Diane Tomaz, Director of Family Support Services Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)   Of the more than 600 children in Massachusetts foster care, every last one wants a family and a place to call home. What does it take to adopt a child from foster care? For starters, your home can be rented or owned. […]

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Top 10 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Fertility NOW!

By Jessica L. Molleur In the recent news, there has been a lot of conflicting information on the role of diet, exercise, stress, and fertility treatments for patients trying to conceive. Eat ice cream, don’t eat ice cream. Exercise more, exercise less. The truth is that a cookie-cutter treatment plan effective for all patients doesn’t […]

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The People You Meet Along the Way Shape the Journey

By Ellen Glazer Every year about this time I phone several parents of young children and ask them to give up a Saturday in early November. I know in advance of each call what the response will be–people will be delighted that I asked and only too happy to oblige. For although life is full […]

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New Donor Group

As the Director of Operations of RESOLVE New England (RNE), I proudly manage the day-to-day functions of RNE’s twenty peer support groups throughout New England. For awhile now, RNE has been receiving emails and phone calls from individuals and couples seeking a type of peer group that we did not yet offer. They wanted support […]

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