Honoring My Grief

By: Laura LaCascia-Ehlert I have been silently grieving for ten months. It started when IVF did not work out in our favor. That was the day my grief started, but it wasn’t until months later that I became aware I was grieving. I wondered during those months why do I struggle with concentration, why can […]

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Our Story: The Reward is Worth the Wait

By Matt Krawczyk   It was around 2pm when I listened to the message on my cell phone. After taking a few minutes to gather my thoughts, I messaged my wife Vanessa to tell her that I was leaving the office early, and then I quietly packed up my things and headed home. It wasn’t […]

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How to Adopt a Child in Massachusetts

By Nancy Rosenhaus Are you considering adopting a child in Massachusetts? Adoption is a beautiful way to grow your family and provide a child with a loving, forever home. Choosing to adopt a baby is the start of an incredible journey. It is a journey of love, patience, and at times, paperwork. If you are […]

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It’s never too early–or late–to be aware of postpartum depression

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc May is Maternal Mental Health month, and I do not want it to end without RESOLVE New England (RNE) doing our part to help raise awareness. I think the most familiar maternal mental health term is postpartum depression (PPD), but “perinatal mental illnesses” is a more accurate term because many women […]

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Advocacy Day at a Glance

By Crystal Wilson Tyler and I just got back from an amazing trip to Washington DC to advocate on behalf of all Veterans with Service Connected injuries that result in the need for Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART), including in-vitro fertilization (IVF). We worked with two organizations at the forefront of advocating for changing this gap in […]

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Waiting in an Instantaneous Time

By Ellen Glazer Waiting used to be part of the fabric of our lives. It wasn’t all that long ago that we waited for letters to arrive by mail, for water to boil, for film to be processed and for someone to be home so that we could talk with them by phone. In those […]

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Maine Family Law Clarifies Parental Rights

By Judith Berry, Esq. When Celia and Robert Nolan wanted to add a child to their family, they knew it would require assisted reproductive technology (ART). Celia is known as a “DES daughter”; Celia was unable to carry her own child due to the side effects from her mother being prescribed the diethylstilbestrol (DES) drug […]

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Endometriosis: Understanding a Complex Disease

By The Center for Endometriosis Care Abdominal or pelvic pain? Infertility? Painful sex? Bowel-related symptoms? Bladder pain? Lower back or leg pain? Bloating? Crippling fatigue? Debilitating periods? Endometriosis could be at the root of these symptoms–and many others. Despite being among the most common of diseases, persistent myths, misinformation and deficient health literacy about the disease […]

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Links from Around the World of Fertility

By Dad After IVF   Welcome to the second edition of “Links”! At this point it looks like it’s a monthly feature. But, hopefully someday soon I’ll get my act together enough to make it biweekly. Again, the goal here is to share the latest from Resolve New England (RNE), and see what’s happening out […]

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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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