Assisted Reproduction Technology Counseling
We are pleased to offer services for those using assisted reproductive technology and considering use of donor embryo, sperm, and/or egg to help them conceive. We can help individuals and couples think about how to communicate with their family members (including the child conceived via donor sperm), anticipate feelings that donor conceived children might have, and determine what level of open contact they may want to have with their donor. As our counselors have many years of experience with open adoption, we bring to the table these skills in discussing and navigating open relationship with a non-biological parent.
Furthermore, we are able to offer counseling to donor conceived individuals (families, children, and adults) to help them navigate the struggle of not knowing a piece of their genetic history, decide whether to make contact with or search for a donor, and incorporate being donor conceived into their identity in a healthy manner. Read more about that by clicking here: Counseling for Donor Conceived Individuals
For more information on infertility Counseling, Support Groups, or Assisted Reproduction Technology Counseling, please contact Erika Schmitt, Director of Adoption and Permanency Services, at 412-441-4884.