For most of your life, you assumed that one day you’d have children. Now you’re dealing with infertility, and that’s not easy.

While your doctor understands the medical issues involved with infertility, at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, professional counselors understand the emotional journey you’re taking and the adjustment issues you’re likely to face. We have decades of experience helping individuals and families to understand and resolve their feelings surrounding infertility.

Whether you’re dealing with a new diagnosis, or you’re at the end of the process and asking yourself “what now?”, support and counseling can help you sort through your options and work through the related emotional issues. Those issues can include sexuality, marital conflict, communicating with family and friends about infertility, coping with grief, and more.

Additionally, if you are at the point of considering adoption, we can help you assess your readiness and support you as you work to shift your focus from biological parenting to adoptive parenting.

The combination of support and objectivity we offer can help you make sound decisions and move forward in whatever ways are right for you and your family.


Our licensed, experienced counselors are available to couples or individuals dealing with infertility. Services range from single consultation to ongoing support and are offered on a fee-for-service basis for $50.

We are pleased to begin offering an infertility support group that is held one evening each month at The Children’s Home. This group is free of charge and we welcome you to attend! Please see flyer for dates, times, and information on how to RSVP.

For more information on infertility counseling or a support group, contact Erika Schmitt, Director of Adoption and Permanency Services, at 412-441-4884.