Your Adoption Agency: Your Sherpa

By Amanda Sandlin

Marla Ruth Allisan JD, LICSW is the Founder/Director, Full Circle Adoptions.  Her workshop at the 21st Annual Conference is an Overview of Domestic Infant Adoption which will be an exploration of key themes in domestic adoption.  Topics covered include: the home study process, preparation of the adoptive family’s profile, options for outreach & matching, open adoption, […]

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Choosing an Egg Donation Agency: Questions to ask during your research

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If you are considering egg donation to help build your family, it is important to thoroughly research different agencies before signing on with one. Further, it is important to find one that you feel confident joining. There are many benefits to working with an agency, but each one is unique. You are about to begin […]

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How to Keep Living Your Life When Your Life is On Hold

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One of the toughest things about infertility treatment is that often it is a test of endurance rather than speed, a marathon rather than a sprint. If it were an intense, but brief experience, you could take a leave of absence from work, put other projects and people on hold, and hunker down to get […]

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RESOLVE New England Announces European Sperm Bank USA As LGBT Outreach Program Sponsor

RESOLVE New England (RNE), the region’s infertility support, education, and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce European Sperm Bank USA (ESB-USA) has become a sponsor of RNE’s newest LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) outreach program. With generous support from ESB-USA, this outreach program is designed to enhance and expand RNE’s services for the LGBT […]

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Taxes and Infertility: A How-to Guide

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It’s that time of year again! Tax time. If you are wondering if you qualify for tax deductions based on your infertility treatment look no further—the following excerpt from the newly release book, The IVF Journal, has everything you need to figure out how to make deductions, if you qualify. We are thrilled to be sharing this exclusive excerpt, […]

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My New “Normal” – Parenting after Infertility

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By Lisa Reichmann When my husband and I were in the midst of our struggles with infertility, I longed for the day that things would go back to “normal”: the day I could spend time with my friends who had babies, the day I could be genuinely happy when someone announced a pregnancy, the day […]

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Financing Your Family Planning

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by Jennifer Adams, CFP®, Certified Financial Planner Practitioner Aspire Wealth Management, LLC | www.aspirewm.com My blog in July talked about getting a handle on your monthly expenses so you can determine how much you can afford each month to earmark towards your Family Planning. Here’s a quick re-cap: Step 1: Gather all credit card and […]

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RESOLVE to Get Involved in 2014!

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What resolutions have you made for the New Year? We hope you’ll resolve to get involved with RESOLVE New England in 2014! Looking for ways to get involved? Here are our top 5 resolutions on ways to get involved with RNE! In 2014, RESOLVE to… 1. Find Support With more than fifteen peer groups throughout […]

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Surrogacy as a Family Building Option

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If you’re considering surrogacy (or donor conception or adoption) as a family building option, join RESOLVE New England on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in Waltham, MA for our Adoption, Donor Conception and Surrogacy Connect & Learn Seminar! By Abby MacDonald, LICSW, Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center With the recent surge of surrogacy in media and […]

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Adoption Through Foster Care

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By Nancy Kinder, Supervisor, MA Department of Children & Families, Southern Regional office When considering adoption, adoption through foster care has proven to be a great option for many people looking to expand their families. Making the choice to adopt a child from foster care is a decision that requires people, and families, to understand […]

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