Pat yourself on the back, you’ve committed to create more open communication with your child. We created this site to help parents like us, tell their story to their children of how they became a family. In this way, we hope to help parents with children born through IVF and third party donors to feel completely understood, to be themselves, and feel comfortable in their immediate family and in society.
Who are we? We’re a family, seekers of truth and beauty, parents to three children, all conceived through egg donor in vitro. Our first-born (singleton birth) and our second (boy/girl twins). Bernard is a physician, Teresa is an artist. We are a family of art and science. Photos and more information about us here.
Why are we doing this? We are doing this to be part of, and to help create an open dialogue in a growing community of parents like us, who have traversed the infertility landscape, and have successfully built a family through the process of donor assistance and in vitro fertility medicine. Those of you who are on this path, or those who have traveled this path before us, please feel free to advise and share! Do you have lessons learned that could help us all? Your willingness to share helps us all gain more comfort with this complex topic.
What are we offering? We are offering our family’s personal experience on this subject, as a blog site for parents to converse about how they handle this topic as their children grow and ask more questions. This blog is for you. We are also offering our experience in a beautifully illustrated children’s book titled “How We Became A Family” to help parents begin the dialogue with their children through the simple act of reading together.