Some resources about infertility and family building options:
www.pthorn.de – Petra Thorn, Ph.D., is a German colleague with over 20 years experience in infertility counseling. She is the Chair of the German Society for Fertility Counselling (www.bkid.de) and specializes in third party family building. Her many resources include a bibliography of family building books—for adults and children, in German and in English. She also publishes her own children’s books.
www.asrm.org – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is a voluntary, non-profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine, including infertility, menopause, contraception, and sexuality.
www.resolve.org – RESOLVE, the National Infertility Organization, dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support for men and women facing infertility. The site contains information about the organization’s mission and activities, facts and articles about infertility and adoption, legislative updates and other information of interest to those building families through infertility treatment or adoption, and lists of affiliated groups, physicians, and other health professionals. It also hosts online chats with doctors, lawyers, and other professionals concerned with infertility and adoption issue.
www.fertilehope.org – Fertile Hope is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with the mission of helping cancer patients faced with infertility. Its website provides reproductive information, support, and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. It also provides news and resources to help former cancer patients cope with all aspects of attempting parenthood after cancer treatment.
www.sart.org – Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. ART includes the practice of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The mission of our organization is to set and help maintain the standards for ART in an effort to better serve our members and our patients.
www.theafa.org – The American Fertility Association is a national, non-profit organization serving the United States through its national office in New York City, and is a leader in providing men and women, health care professionals, public officials and the media, both nationally and internationally, with information about infertility treatments, reproductive and sexual health and family building options including adoption and third-party solutions.
www.inciid.org – The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID – pronounced “inside”) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. The INCIID site provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or child-free lifestyles. It also hosts a number of chat groups, including medical forums moderated by volunteer infertility specialists who answer questions online.
www.parentsviaeggdonation.org – Parents Via Egg Donation, or PVED, was created to provide an informational and supportive environment where parents and parents-to-be can learn and share information about all facets of the egg donation process. Their mission is to educate, support, and empower families and individuals at any stage of the process who choose to use egg donation to build a family. They share information about agencies, legal and medical professionals, treatment centers, mental health therapists, pharmaceutical companies, and other resources. Their site contains a wide variety of information and ideas to help you in your family-building journey.