"Fertility, Third Party Reproduction and Adoption Counseling"

Fertility Counseling

Have you been trying to start a family and feel overwhelmed? Is the joy and happiness that you once had seem lost?  The stress of infertility and pregnancy loss can leave us feeling devastated, hopeless, alone.

Sometimes it may feel like others may not understand the depth of our loss or have the right words to say.  It can become especially difficult and confusing when family, friends or co-workers seem to be become pregnant all around.  Infertility can affect us physically, emotionally, socially and financially.  It can create stress on even the best of marriages and relationships.

You are not alone. There is hope.

Together we can work through strong feelings and emotions, lessen anxiety, learn ways to talk about your experience and develop coping skills to help you navigate through the complex journey of family building.

 

Family Building Options

Are you looking to start or grow your family?  Choosing to use an egg (oocyte) donor,  sperm donor, gestational career (surrogate) or embryo donation can be wonderful family building options.  Making the choice of what feels right can be overwhelming.  Intended parents often ask the following questions:

What is the process?

Is this the right decision for me?

How will I feel if I my child does not look like me?

How and when will I tell my child about how they were conceived? 

As we work together, we will navigate family building options and address the emotional aspects of third-party reproduction to see if it is right for you.

As a mental health consultant for ConceiveAbilities, I provide egg donor and gestational carrier evaluations in Texas and California, as well as facilitate gestational carrier support groups in the Houston and Dallas areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Adoption

Chosing adoption is a wonderful option to start or grow your family.

Birth Moms – Deciding to pursue adoption for your baby can be a difficult choice. Some birth moms may feel pressured to make a decision without having adequate support to help them think through their feelings.  Exploring adoption options and addressing strong emotions can help birth moms make a well informed decision that is best for themselves and their baby.

Adoptive Parents  Making the decision to adopt a child is an easy decision for some, but not for everyone.  Those who have experienced infertility have experienced grief and loss on some level. It can be beneficial to adoptive parents to explore these feelings and emotions while moving forward into creating a family.

I provide a safe and supportive environment where we can explore all aspects of adoption together. I understand the process from beginning to end and have worked with adoptive parents and birth parents, in agency and private adoptions, providing counseling, support groups, training workshops, and agency collaboration. Together we can find the best path for you to move forward.

 

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