Coping with Infertility Grief After Adopting

Coping with Infertility Grief After Adopting

$20.00

We tell people to work through their grief at not having a biological child or being pregnant BEFORE they adopt, but the reality is that sometimes after adopting a baby, adoptive parents still crave the experience of pregnancy and still feel sad at not having a genetic connection to their child. In this course, Carole Lieber Wilkins, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption and family building options, talks about coping with infertility grief after adopting.

Description

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.

1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%)

Course Overview:

We tell people to work through their grief at not having a biological child or being pregnant BEFORE they adopt, but the reality is that sometimes after adopting a baby, adoptive parents still crave the experience of pregnancy and still feel sad at not having a genetic connection to their child. In this course, Carole Lieber Wilkins, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption and family building options, talks about coping with infertility grief after adopting.

This course includes:

  • Ways in which raising adopted children is different. Ways in which it is the same.
  • How to know when you are ready to stop fertility treatments and move to adoption. What are the signs of readiness?
  • The importance of soul searching without judgment.
  • How can “throw away” IVF cycles or donor egg cycles, also known as “closure cycles” be helpful?
  • How have the advances in infertility medicine changed the landscape of moving to adoption?
  • How much uncertainty about adopting a child is too much uncertainty?
  • How to know when you are ready to adopt?
  • How to say goodbye to your biological child that you never had?
  • Should you go back into infertility treatment after having adopted a child?
  • Tips for deciding whether you should go back into fertility treatment after adoption.
  • Techniques for saying goodbye to the biological child that you never had.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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