Birth Mothers Day and The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption

Last week I had the unique privilege and honor to profile Lori Holden, author of the new book The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole. You may know her from her ever-amazing blog, LavenderLuz.com (formerly Write Mind, Open Heart) and her fantastic, holistic blog meme, Perfect Moment Mondays.We talked about all ... [Read on...]

Act Now to Help The Family Act & The Adoption Tax Credit

I've Called, Have You?

Congress is back in session, after their nice long holiday break. Now is the perfect time to call them up and let them know that hey: infertility matters and the 7.3 million Americans living with infertility could use their legislative help."But Keiko," I hear you saying, "It's a lame duck session."True. But just because a good chunk of ... [Read on...]

2012 Annual Paths to Parenthood Conference This Saturday, Nov. 3rd

RESOLVE New England 2012 Annual Paths to Parenthood Fertility Treatments, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

As many of you know, RESOLVE New England is an organization near and dear to my heart. They were there for Larry and I from practically day one of our infertility journey and continue to be there for us now in this new stage of our journey.For the past three years, I have attended their Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices & Adoption ... [Read on...]

On the Path to Mother’s Day: Messages of Hope from Across the Bridge

Small bridge in the forest

Deep breaths. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, one of the many holiday landmines scattered across our calendars, as we gingerly step between days and weeks hoping to avoid an emotional explosion.I've had many different reflections of Mother's Day over the years. In 2009, right after my diagnosis, it was still too raw. I had a post written where so ... [Read on...]

I’ll Be at the A Family of My Own Conference on Saturday

A Family of My Own Fertility and Adoption Conference

Two posts in one day? Madness, I know.I wanted to give a little love to the A Family of My Own Fertility & Adoption Conference happening in Rye Brook, NY tomorrow. It's the Tri-State NY/NJ/CT conference and since I was born a Jersey girl, I have to give some love to my home state.I'm thrilled to be attending, not only to get some more ... [Read on...]

2011 RESOLVE of New England Conference Live Blog

Welcome to the 2011 RESOLVE of New England Infertility & Adoption Conference Live Blog! I'll be posting throughout the day with the most recent updates at the top of this post. I'll also be live-tweeting from both @miriamshope & @ResolveNewEng with hashtag #RNE2011. Follow along with me today as I share gems and insights from the largest fertility ... [Read on...]

RESOLVE of New England Conference is This Saturday!

It's that time of year again... time for the Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices, and Adoption Conference hosted by RESOLVE of New England this Saturday, November 5, 2011!Last year I live-blogged the event. This year I'll be live-tweeting the event (along with a host of others). You can join in virtually on all the fun by following ... [Read on...]

Time Warp Tuesdays: On Resolution

Today's Time Warp Tuesday post is focused on resolution. We should pull up a post from our archives that captures this theme and then reflect on our journeys since then.Resolution. Such a loaded term in the infertility world.Even after we have kids, are we truly resolved? . . . I was drawn to this post, The Big Decision: Building Our Family, ... [Read on...]

Annual Fertility Treatment, Adoption and Donor Choices Conference on Nov. 5th

*Dons her non-profit org hat for this post*Have you heard? RESOLVE of New England is once again hosting our wildly amazing and awesome Annual Fertility Treatment, Adoption and Donor Choices Conference on Saturday, November 5th in Marlborough, MA! Registration has officially opened, so you can go get registered now.The conference is open to any ... [Read on...]

You Asked, I Answer: Infertility Questions

Yesterday I answered all of the Fun and Deep Questions from my little Formspring experiment. I got a lot of questions related very specifically to infertility and our journey, so I wanted to give those answers their very own (very long) post.Blogging About InfertilityWho is your favorite ALI blogger and why (name up to 3)? What are the ... [Read on...]