Explaining a “Miracle Baby”

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc At bedtime on my daughter’s ninth birthday, she asked me to explain how babies are made. I think it was just a coincidence that it was on her birthday, but the timing did make the conversation even more meaningful. This was the most pointed time she had ever asked about conception. […]

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Finding “Your People” at the New England Walk of Hope

By Cassandra Hedstrom “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller I have always admired those wise words of Ms. Keller, but they’ve never held more meaning to me than they did on September 18th, 2016. I know I will look back on that Sunday for years to […]

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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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Why I Walk

by Kerri Kivolowitz Infertility (IF) is a diagnosis that carries with it loss, isolation, guilt, doubt, depression, and surprisingly, hope; the ever-twinkling hope that this time it will be different. Six years ago, my husband and I decided we were ready to start a family. Little did we know the journey it would become: the heartbreak […]

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LGBTQ Routes to Parenthood

“So, which of you is the real Mom?” This is the kind of question, amongst many others, that LGBTQ families hear when they are out and about with their children, which thankfully is happening in growing numbers, even though the sensitivity of questions has yet to catch up. According to the 2010 census, 111,000 same […]

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Lesbian and Gay Family Building Using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

Samuel Pang, MD  Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist Reproductive Science Center of New England Medical Director and Director, Donor Egg Program Historically, lesbians who have not had children through prior heterosexual relationships have utilized donor sperm insemination to have children. Similarly, gay men who have not had children through prior heterosexual relationships may […]

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