Adoption

BONUS 115: How to Tell Your Child (and Others) How They Came into Your Life

BONUS 115: How to Tell Your Child (and Others) How They Came into Your Life

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18. (more…)

Unexplained Infertility: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

78: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She and her husband have been together just short of forever, as they met in chemistry class way back in high school. After she felt something might be wrong, she underwent some basic testing with her OB, who diagnosed her with unexplained infertility. Just a few short weeks later, she found out she was pregnant. Unfortunately, that pregnancy tragically was an ectopic and lost a few weeks later. Join us to hear how she became healthier, learned a lot about her body, and finally became pregnant again with a holistic approach.
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome & Adoption: Kara’s Story [SUCCESS]

Antiphospholipid Syndrome & Adoption [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kara. She met her husband when they were kids and started trying to conceive shortly after getting married. After two years, they finally saw a reproductive endocrinologist, who couldn’t find anything wrong with Kara or her husband. Multiple doctors later, the diagnosis was still unexplained infertility. After taking a break for about a year, she and her husband conceived naturally, which sadly ended in a miscarriage. After two more miscarriages and a doctor pushing for IVF, they finally received a real diagnosis. Let’s listen to how Kara and her husband ultimately decided on an open adoption after trying to conceive for the better part of a decade. Grab your tissues, ladies, this one gets pretty emotional.
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BONUS 97: Navigating Infertility as a Member of the LGBT Community

BONUS 97: Navigating Infertility as a Member of the LGBT Community

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18. (more…)

BONUS 94: Therapy vs. Coaching When You’ve Received a Devastating Infertility Diagnosis

BONUS 94: Therapy vs. Coaching When You've Received a Devastating Infertility Diagnosis

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18. (more…)

BONUS 88: The Emotional Impact of Advanced Reproductive Age

BONUS 88: The Emotional Impact of Advanced Reproductive Age

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18. (more…)

Secondary Infertility & DOR: Debbie’s Story [SUCCESS]

56: Secondary Infertility & DOR [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Debbie. At a fairly standard GYN appointment a couple years after her son was born, she discovered she was suddenly in menopause. That moment began a journey that spanned 9 REs — all telling her she’d never have another child. So she dove head first into researching donor eggs and adoption. Join us to hear how she uncovered the power of acupuncture and a hopeful mindset to become pregnant on her own after a half-dozen infertility diagnoses.
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BONUS 83: Legal Considerations for Egg/Sperm Donation, Adoption & Surrogacy

BONUS 83: Legal Considerations for Egg/Sperm Donation, Adoption & Surrogacy

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guests are Nicole Sodoma and Nadia Margherio, principals and attorneys at Sodoma Law. We discuss everything you need to know about the legal considerations surrounding egg and sperm donation, adoption, and surrogacy.

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Stork OTC: Lauren’s Story [SUCCESS]

50: Stork OTC [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Lauren. After nearly two years of trying to conceive, she and her husband decided not to receive an official diagnosis or medical intervention. Instead, they turned to adoption. But the story doesn’t end there. Join us to hear how she found success unexpectedly in the drugstore while waiting to be approved for adoption.
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Unexplained Infertility & Adoption: Cristee’s Story [SUCCESS]

42: Unexplained Infertility & Adoption [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Cristee. She was a special education teacher with a brand-new husband, a new house, a new puppy, and was ready to become a mother. Since her twin sister had struggled with infertility to begin her own family, Cristee assumed that things might be difficult for her also. What transpired over the next few years led to her beating infertility in a way that she never could have imagined. Join us to hear Cristee’s touching story!
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