National Infertility Awareness Week is here, starting April 22nd through April 28th, 2018. This week is a time to bring awareness to a very sensitive and emotional topic for many Americans – the inability to have children biologically. This nationally-recognized movement was started by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, in 1989. In addition to raising awareness, RESOLVE set out to remove the stigma of infertility, to empower those that are impacted by it, and to encourage the public to better understand their reproductive health.
There are currently 7.3 million people in the United States struggling with infertility – and approximately 1 in 8 couples. It is not just a concern for women of a certain age. Infertility does not discriminate; it can impact anyone – no matter the gender, nationality or economic background. National Infertility Awareness Week is meant to shed light on this sometimes-taboo subject for the millions of families impacted by it – and to highlight some of their positive, alternative options for growing a family.
Right now, you may be wondering, what is infertility? Or, how does it affect families? If you are currently struggling with infertility, you may be asking, how can Adoptions With Love help you grow your family? In this article, we will answer these questions as well as share some helpful information for prospective parents looking to add a precious baby into their world.
What is Infertility?
Infertility is the inability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many causes of infertility, some of which medical intervention can treat. Both men and women can be infertile. If you are facing infertility, it is important to know that you are not alone.
Infertility can cause great emotional pain. Many couples want nothing more than to become parents, but due to this diagnosis, are not able to conceive a child. Those trying to get pregnant often go through years of failed attempts, heartache, and counseling. They may also go through several expensive and stress-filled rounds of fertility treatments, such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and other procedures. This process can take a serious toll on one’s health, both physically and emotionally.
At Adoptions With Love, we understand the struggle that infertility can cause. We are here for you. This National Infertility Awareness Week, we want to remind you that you can still grow your family and fulfill your dream of becoming parents. Adoption is a very positive option for those facing infertility.
What is Adoption?
Adoption is a word that holds many meanings. For those facing infertility, it is a choice that enables you to welcome a child into your lives and to begin the lifelong journey called parenthood. For aspiring adoptive parents, it is the legal process of officially becoming a “mom” or “dad.” Adoption makes hopeful adults who are not able to become pregnant, parents. It also gives a baby a forever family.
When you choose to grow your family through adoption, you choose to bring a baby, who is not biologically related to you, into your life forever. This means that you will not be genetically connected to your baby, but rather, your baby will be conceived and carried by his or her birth mom.
Adoption often starts with an unplanned pregnancy. Usually, the expectant mother is not in a safe or stable enough situation to raise a child and wishes for her child the best possible life. By choosing an adoptive family, she gives her child loving parents, a secure home, and the opportunities that he or she deserves. After the birth of a child, the biological parents sign legal papers allowing the adoption. Adopted children have all the emotional, social, legal, and familial benefits that biological children do.
If you are considering adoption, it is important to know that families by adoption are as real, as devoted, and as strong, as families by birth.
Adoptions With Love works with families who have faced infertility for many years — adults who long for the joy of parenthood and who dream of raising a child with all the love and care they can possibly give. For most of our families, parenting would otherwise be impossible without adoption. Adoption serves as a beautiful and fulfilling way to complete their families. Part of the mission of Adoptions With Love is to realize the dream of parenthood for families who cannot conceive or give birth.
Adoptions With Love is a full-service, domestic adoption agency providing services to hopeful parents, expectant and birth parents, as well as adoptees. If you live in Massachusetts and are looking to adopt, our compassionate, clinical workers will sit down with you for an informational meeting, free-of-charge, to talk about the process. We will walk you through the application and requirements, as well as our agency’s comprehensive adoptive parent services. Those services include:
- Complete home study services
- Comprehensive advertising and matching with expectant/birth parents
- Legal adoption processes such as ICPC, for out-of-state adoptions
- Finalization of the adoption in court
- Continuous post-placement services, such as counseling and our Search & Reunion program
Adoptions With Love is a private, non-profit adoption agency who works with expectant/birth mothers nationwide. Each year, we receive many private hospital referrals as well as over 5,000 telephone and internet inquiries from expectant/birth parents throughout the United States. Because of the stretch of our services, adoptive parents can expect to bring their babies home within 6 to 18 months of completing a home study. The adoption home study process typically takes 2-3 months.
In addition to the above services, we also offer pre-adoptive educational group seminars to help prepare for baby’s arrival. We want you to be ready for all that is ahead. Adoption is a lifelong journey that enables people to become parents and begins beautiful, forever families.
If you are facing infertility and looking to grow your family through adoption, or if you would like to learn more about the adoption process, know that we are here for you. Adoptions With Love can guide you through adoption process and fulfill your dream of parenthood. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 1-617-964-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.