Adoption and Loss

I recently wrote about adopting after infertility. In the article, I focused mostly on the adoptive parents and the need to resolve the loss of the biological “would be child” in order to form a healthy relationship with an adoptive child.…

Adopting After Infertility

by Raina Cowan on April 29, 2017In the film Lion, there is a scene in which the main character “Saroo” ( really “Sheru”, meaning “lion” in Hindi, played by Dev Patel) about to embark on a trip back to India to find his biological…

A poem in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week

STALLED by Raina CowanThe seeds were planted but not sown Our hearts ache with never knowing, our babies never growing. As if time stopped, our lives stalled Waiting for due dates that never arrive, trying out names, looking at tiny…

National Infertility Awareness Week, Part 3

Great tips for taking care of yourself during infertility:

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 23-29, 2017, Part 2

Lots of useful links and poignant video

National Infertility Awareness Week: April 23-29, 2017