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Parenting After Assisted Reproduction: What You Wanted to Know and Had the Courage to Ask

Date: Jan 30, 2013 7:00 pm
Details:

The William Alanson White Institute Parent Center presents an evening discussion for parents, mental health professionals, and educators

Parenting After Assisted Reproduction: What You Wanted to Know and Had the Courage to Ask

Parents' Questions:

  • Do we have to tell the children, and if so when and how do we do it?
  • If we tell the kids, will they tell other people? How will people react?
  • If the kids don't ask questions, how much should we talk about the donor?

Children's Questions:

  • What was the donor like? What would it be like to meet them?
  • Are there other children made with the same donor, and if so can I meet them?
  • Will my parents be mad at me if I tell my friends about the donor?

Highlights include video interviews with offspring conceived using donor gametes.

 

PANEL:

 

Nancy Freeman-Carroll, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst specializing in support for individuals/families experiencing infertility, pursuing family creation with assisted conception; post-partum, early development and parenting.

 

Anne Malavé, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst whose private practice focuses on all aspects of family-building including infertility, adoption, and third party reproduction; Chair, RESOLVE National Support Group Oversight Committee; Group Leader and Columnist, The Adoptive Parents Committee; Consultant, Reproductive Specialists of New York.

 

Allison Rosen, Ph.D. is a Psychologist-Psychoanalyst for the New Hope Fertility Center, Center for Human Reproduction, Reproductive Specialists of New York, Fertility Preservation Institute, co-founder Fertility Preservation SIG, ASRM, Member of Advisory Boards of Fertile Hope and Sharsheret; former Executive Director of RESOLVE; Editor, Frozen Dreams.

 

DISCUSSION: Parents will be have ample time to ask questions and participate in the discussion

 

Registration:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Pre-registration: $20 per person/$25 at the door
Register Online now to reserve a space!

 

Location:
William Alanson White Institute
20 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023

 

Questions: contact Diane Amato at d.amato@wawhite.org or (212) 873-0725 Ext. 20