Personal Stories

#MyInfertilityStory 

Infertility has taught me that sometimes you must let go of the life that you hoped for and trust in the life that is. It took me four years of…

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Why We Choose Adoption: Kevin and Maria’s Personal Story

“You should just adopt!” is a phrase many in the infertility world are used to hearing. While said often as a well-meaning response, it can be extremely hurtful and upsetting when you…

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My Life with PCOS: A Personal Story

 I saw a meme online that asked:“Which is the hardest for you to say? 1. I love you; 2. I was wrong, I’m sorry; 3. I need help; 4. I…

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An Embryologist’s Day: Timers, Dishes, and Embryos

Anna Park is a senior embryologist at Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle. She saw her first human egg fifteen years ago and has been hooked on the science and mystery of fertility…

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The Injector

By Mike Heller I was The Injector. That was my job. It was small, but it was mine. We kept our supplies by our coffee maker in the kitchen, one…

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Grief and Life Beyond Child Loss: A Father’s Words

Sophia passed away in my arms on October 4th, 2011. Barely a year earlier, Rachel and I were exchanging vows on our wedding day . . . already having our…

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Back to School… and Infertility

A RESOLVE Q & A with Karen Jefferies from Hilariously Infertile about going back to school. Q1: Hi Karen! Tell our readers about yourself in one sentence.Hello! I am a…

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Support Groups: A Personal Story

RESOLVE Support Groups: A Place to Find Strength, Friendship and Hope I remember feeling deeply embarrassed the first few times I confessed that we were having trouble starting a family.…

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Rejoicing Over Dryer Lint

It is late on a Tuesday evening. I am patiently waiting for my eight-month-old baby girl’s laundry to dry. She has grown so fast lately that only a few pairs…

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A Letter to My Younger Self about My Adoption Journey

Contributed by: Mike Lepley is the Executive Director of The Adoption Lantern.  Read this letter about an adoption journey: Dear Mike (circa 2005), I hope this letter finds you well and…

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