VARTA is a wonderful resource for families undertaking fertility treatment (including donor and surrogacy). One of the great things they do is generate a whole load of really helpful information booklets and online information sources about everything fertility related. Their website include information for families and friends of people going through fertility treatment - it… Continue reading Know someone going through fertility treatment but don’t know how to help?
This is the most beautiful story of a family adjusting to their son becoming their daughter. The world is often intolerant of transgender people - perhaps as a result of fear or understanding, but I think that this video explains the transgender experience simply, and respectfully. https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/10155229343610659/ Watching my son become my daughter.
The woman in this story chose to talk about her experience of being an altruistic surrogate because she really wanted Australian women who were contemplating undertaking a surrogacy to understand what they were signing up for. The article was published a little while ago in Vogue magazine, so this is a scanned pdf and apologies… Continue reading Domestic surrogate experience
Anyone who has had the experience of having a brand new baby in the house will remember the agony of those first 6 or so weeks where you are so totally sleep deprived you spend most of the time feeling like you are having an out of body experience. For most new parents you just… Continue reading Parenthood and sleep deprivation
This article gives some interesting perspectives into the relationships we keep. How many of the people we know are really are friends, and what defines a true friend anyway? https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/opinion/sunday/do-your-friends-actually-like-you.html