Over the past three years, I have been privileged to work with more than 100 brave women women facing the challenge of infertility. The circumstances and outcomes varied widely, but in every case, I have been inspired by the strength these women demonstrated as they opened up about their struggles and the difficult decisions they faced.
When the prospect of parenthood shifts from a joyful expectation to an extended odyssey, it can be easy to lose hope. Even the ever-increasing breadth of ways to build a family - from adoption to fostering to medical intervention - can contribute to the frustration. How do you know what is right? Where do you even begin?
Fortunately, there are amazing resources available to help navigate the rocky road of infertility. I was thrilled to be asked by the founder of the Red Stone to participate in an upcoming Pathways to Parenthood event taking place Tuesday April 21 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. This community-wide event will bring together experts in fertility, adoption, mental health, and more for a discussion of the different pathways to becoming a parent.
If you or someone you know is seeking guidance or encouragement related to building a family, I encourage you to reach out to Amy or join fellow community members at the upcoming event.