Sharing Our Experiences & Leading The Pathway to Parenthood

The Waiting Game

No doubt about it, infertility is on the rise.  These days, one in six couples will struggle to conceive and over 7.3 million couples in the U.S. experience infertility.  According to the World Health Organization, there are close to 80 million infertile couples in...

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Your Dream of a Family IS Possible

Are you struggling to conceive? Do you not know where to turn, or what avenue to pursue next? Are you feeling emotionally drained, confused and maybe even depressed? Or, are you overwhelmed with procedures that have not worked, and do you wonder where you will find...

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Lotus Blossom Helps Gay Couples on the Path to Parenthood

More and more gay couples are discovering the thrill of parenthood. It is so rewarding to guide them through what can be a complicated maze of laws and information to build families through egg donation and surrogacy. In my experience, couples from this demographic...

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Creating Families Worldwide

Coming to the United States for healthcare treatment is not a new concept. Many people come to the United States for fertility treatments and resources such as egg donors, sperm donors, and surrogates that they cannot identify in their home countries because of...

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Relinquishing Control As A Wanna-Be Parent

One of the most valuable feats a parent can achieve is relinquishing control. Why is that? Ahhhh well, because we never had it in the first place. So really what we’re relinquishing is the desire to be in control OR the frenetic energy of trying to be in control. It’s...

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Brainwashed?

BRAINWASHED? Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD The word brainwashed has a negative connotation, conjuring up images of involuntary indoctrination into a mind-set that is robotic and serves a purpose not of our choosing and malignant in some way.  I had a colleague years ago...

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Working With A Surrogate

When you’re trying to get pregnant, it can affect all aspects of your life. Infertility often brings financial, emotional, and relationship struggles that can be exhausting and quite difficult to overcome. For some individuals and couples who are trying to build their...

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4 Things Gay Couples Should Know When Considering Surrogacy

The wonderful news for gay couples when it comes to navigating the path to parenthood, is that thanks to assisted reproductive technology (ART), more options exist than ever before. The number of couples (including gay men) who choose surrogacy to achieve biological...

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Surrogate Brings Childless Couple Love This Holiday Season

Once childless couple enjoys love in their home this holiday season thanks to a surrogate Berkson helped the Zachariahs build a family that once didn’t seem possible  For childless couples that want children, the holiday season can be a lonely time. Cheryl and Brian...

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Pleased To Help Gay Couples Navigate Journeys To Parenthood

By Mindy Berkson Lotus Blossom Consulting The pull of parenthood is expanding among homosexual, bi-and transgender couples, and it is my privilege to help them build families as I have others for more than 10 years. On November 2, 2014, I will share how I provide that...

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A Truly Inspirational Story By A Remarkable Woman

 Mashed Potatoes I always wanted to be a mom. I figured I’d fall in love, get married, and have two kids – a boy and a girl. I’d read them Goodnight Moon at bedtime and comfort them after scraped knees. I envisioned the whole family making caramel apples together for...

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