Test Tube Babies - IVF and GIFT
The birth of Louise Brown through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978 was a major milestone in infertility treatment. It dramatically changed the treatment options for infertile couples, and techniques for assisted reproduction have evolved rapidly since then. In a short span of 20 years, IVF has... Tough Times Get Better
Hi, I am 24 years old and adopted. I was 6 days old when my adopted parents got me. I have recently started a search for my birthparents and have been able to get very brief non-identifying information due to my adoption was a closed adoption in Delaware in 1978. The information I received that my... Do you have an infertility problem? When to start worrying!
"So, when are you planning to have a baby?" This is the most common question most newly married couples in India are asked - sometimes even as soon as they have returned from the honeymoon! There is a lot of pressure on couples to have a baby, especially in traditional families, where the... Top Five Hot Buttons Not to Push!
These are examples of amazingly insensitive comments heard recently by members of INCIID's Adoption Waiting Room Internet bulletin board. Names have been changed to protect both the guilty and the innocent. There are many people, who, before reading Adoption Is a Family Affair!, might not even have...
Considering Your Biological Clock
February 2, 2010, 9:07 am
An article published recently lets us know that most of our eggs are used up by the time we hit 30. What does that mean? It means that if you wait to try and conceive until after that age, or later, you may have difficulty, need intervention or be unsuccessful. Of course, if you're reading this... Flipping the Adoption Switch On and Off
December 19, 2011, 7:33 pm
One night, back before I met my wife, I was half asleep when my roommate came in and started to get ready for bed.
“Turn off the hall light once you’re done, k?” I said with my eyes half open.
“What?” he was confused.
“The hall light,” I repeated. “Turn off the hall light before you go... Are you Done Trying?
July 24, 2013, 11:21 am
Does anyone ever ask you, “So are you done trying?” I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that question. My first response is well, no! In order to keep the conversation light and uncomplicated, I would say, “Yes we are.” Trying just had a new meaning for me. It no longer meant,...
No Mother's Day Card for 40 Years
When she was 15, Carolyn Carnes had a secret. When she was 56, Carolyn Hall had a confession.The girl's abdomen erupted before midnight. God, she had to find the bathroom. Her insides flamed. They... Tough Times Get Better
Hi,I am 24 years old and adopted. I was 6 days old when my adopted parents got me. I have recently started a search for my birthparents and have been able to get very brief non-identifying... Our Adopted Blessing
I always, since I can remember, have wanted to be a mom. My husband and I tried for over 2 years to get pregnant. We only went as far as hormones. I gained 30 pounds the two months that I took them....