Here is some clueless clutter for you in case you needed more evidence of how far we have to go when it comes to infertility and adoption education.
Lori at Lavender Luz.com writes about the adoption-themed commercial put out by Kay Jewelers. Lori writes," How many adoption ad myths, much general cluelessness can be crammed into a 30-second commercial?"
Read "Every Diss Begins with This Kay Commercial" and view the commercial and share your own thoughts and comments.
Let's interview real people with these experiences to get an idea of who to market to and how to do it in the best way. Better yet, let's not do it in the first place. Adoption is not something you can wrap up in a little box for a 30 second spot on TV.
The second post comes from Mel at Stirrup-Queens.
Mel writes that US News & World Report covered a study last week that found that women who don’t have a child after fertility treatments are three times more likely to divorce than women who do. 27% of the women overall were not living with their partner anymore, though a larger chunk of that 27% were women without children than women with children.
The researchers in Denmark reported that they were surprised by the findings and " that the effect lasted so long.”
*note: The article is no longer found on US News & World Report's website.
Click over to read Mel's entire post, "Researchers are Stunned that Infertility is Stressful"
I should neither be stunned nor shocked that people are surprised that the affects and aftermath of infertility are so damaging. It goes along with the "just adopt" or "you can have my kids! (ha ha)." But it is still upsetting that infertility is so misunderstood. We need to keep writing, advocating and sharing our stories to help make some changes and bridge the gap of understanding between the physical and the emotional side effects of infertility.
*image provided by commons.wikimedia