Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2012 Grant Update

We will be contacting this year's granteees by phone. This will happen towards the end of July. Thank you for your patience. Everyone who applied will be getting a letter in the mail.

There was a large increase in the number of applications this year, therefore the process has taken a little longer.

For those of you with questions about the next grant cycle, here are some responses.

1. The next grant cycle begins in January of 2013.

2. Applications will become available on our website in January.

3. The grant amounts vary and have increased every year. Once our board of directors determines this year's grant amount, we will let everyone know.

We continue to make strides as an organization. There is another fundraiser scheduled for this fall.

If you or someone you know is interested in holding a fundraiser in your town, email me:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father's Day Bounce Around

Lori at "Laughing is Conceivable" organized this blog bounce around to offer support to men as Father's Day approaches. Even though men may not open up as much about how infertility affects their lives, they still feel a wide range of emotions when it comes to the inability to become a dad.

Please take some time to read the following posts and share with others.

Blog #1 "Laughing IS Conceivable"

Blogger: Okay, this is me, Lori Shandle-Fox I'm a former stand-up comic & infertility survivor.

Post: "It's All in the Wrist aka I Know What YOU Just Did"

This post is an excerpt from my new ebook: Laughing IS Conceivable: 

One Woman's Extremely Funny Peek into the Extremely Unfunny World of Infertility.

This post emphasizes the husband's part in this whole sordid infertility treatment business.

Blog #2: "Parenthood For Me" 

Blogger: Erica Walther Schlaefer, Rochester NY area, USA

Erica is President and Founder of Parenthood For Me- a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those building families through adoption or medical intervention.

Post: This post was written by a man named "Sam". He discusses his bout with infertility and how he and his wife finally got their child.

Blog #3: Baby Manifest-O

Blogger: Helen Adrienne, New York, USA

Licensed Certified Social Worker and certified hypnotherapist- Also a general therapist who specializes in infertility counseling, couples counseling for infertility, mind/body stress reduction for infertility and gynecological and reproductive issues.

Post: "News Men Can Use"

Helen discusses how something from a man's past may be still hurting him today... and affecting how he deals with the whole "infertile couple" issue.

Blog#4 Fertility Lab Insider

Blogger: Carole Wegner PH.D, North Carolina, USA

Post: Sure, we can gab all day about infertility and men. But now we're going to hear from a scientist. In this post, Carole discusses an important part of the male reproductive system that you may not even be aware of. (I definitely wasn't)

Blog#5 "A Childless World"

Blogger: Hans Morse, Sydney Australia

Hans Morse has had a varied career and after 7 years working as an Australian Federal Police Officer and other protection agency roles, Hans moved to a career in sales & marketing.

Post: Okay, I'm cheating here a little. Hans isn't really a blogger but he did write an entire book about his experiences of going through infertility with his wife, Corinne. And on his site, he offers some good man-to-man advice for husbands as well as friends.

Blog#6: Fertility Wellness Group

Bloggers: Diana Palmentiero & Lenore C. Pranzo, Connecticut, USA

Diana Palmentiero helps other women who are having fertility issues just as she did with both of her children. She has experience with secondary infertility, acupuncture, meditation, qi-gong and pre and post natal yoga. She is also a Certified Wellness Coach.

Lenore C. Pranzo has a background in substance abuse, mental health and adolescent counseling. She has a Masters degree from Fairfield University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Due to her difficulty getting pregnant she utilized western medicine and eastern medicine (including acupuncture) to conceive her twins.

Post: "At Father's Day, What About the Men?"

In this post, Diana looks back at her own childless Father's Day to remind us not to forget about the husbands.

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Blog#7: "Secret Infertility Hope"

Blogger: Fran Meadows, Greater NYC area, USA

Fran is an Infertility Advocate at RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Author of The Truth Behind The Secret "Infertility"

Post: "Father's Day for All...No Exclusions"

This post is for men... but there are some important notes for the women who live with and love them also.


Blogger: Thierry Clerc, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Thierry is a homeopath and nutritional consultant. He is fully registered for the practice of homeopathy, biofeedback analysis, and therapies based on herbs, nutrition and life-style.

Post: "Why 'Will-be Daddy' Needs to Take Care of His Health As Well"

Thierry gives insight into the increasing problems of male infertility and also provides an informative link to an article that breaks it all down.

Blog#9 ETCM Fertility

Blogger: Jane Johnson, Fertility Therapist, United Kingdom Jane is a professional acupuncturist and herbalist as well as an accomplished Yoga therapist who specialises in Fertility issues and women's health.

Post: "Infertility: Men, 10 Times Easier to Treat?"

Jane discusses in this post, why male infertility patients are easier for acupuncturists to treat than female...if you can get them to make an appointment that is.

Blog#10: Baptism By Fire

Blogger: Jules Wolfers, Louisville, KY, USA Jules' blog is about how she deals with infertility and childlessness.

Post: "The Children of Men"

Jules talks with a male friend who "came out" to her about his own infertility in this incredible insight into what a man goes through.

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