55. As a Parent to Donor Conceived Kids, This is Why it is Vital You Tell Them Early and Often

I’ve been seeing in Facebook groups recently comments about how people who are choosing to use donor eggs, donor sperm, or donor embryo don’t want to tell their

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Lindsay’s Story: Being Donor Conceived and an Advocate for Donor Conceived People

In this episode, I’m chatting with Lindsay Blount. Lindsay learned that she was donor conceived as an adult.  Through this information, Lindsay has been learning what it means

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Thinking About Plan B Doesnt Jinx Plan A with Naomi Woolfson

When we’re pursuing our ultimate goal of having a baby, it’s natural to want to focus solely on Plan A – the path that we hope will lead

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Rewriting Egg Donation and Egg Freezing with Lauren Makler from Cofertility

In today’s podcast episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Makler from Cofertility. As someone who has personally experienced a unique road to her fertility, Lauren understands

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Emily’s Story: Egg Donor, Gestational Carrier and Fertility Therapist

Emily Derrick is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is also a six time egg donor and gestational carrier.  She has had personal experience with many aspects

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Should I Use An Anonymous, Known, or Open ID Egg Donor?

Choosing to use an egg donor is a big decision. Once you’ve made that one though…another big decision comes and it is around what kind of donor to

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Hayley’s Story: Perspectives as a Donor Conceived Person and a Mom to Donor Conceived Children

Hayley is an amazing human who is not only donor conceived but is also a mom to donor conceived twins.  In today’s episode, Hayley and I talk about

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We Used an Anonymous Donor. I’d Do It Differently If I Could

We used an anonymous donor. I’d do it differently if I could. This topic is a very personal one for me. Because the choice we made to use

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Melissa’s Story: Navigating Infertility Through the Ups and Downs of Life

One of the hardest things for me when I was on my journey to becoming a parent was finding people who were in the same situation as I

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Five Ways to Come to Terms Using a Donor

Coming to terms with using a donor to build your family.  It’s a BIG infertility crossroad and one that I think is really important to talk about.  Maybe

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