"My wish is that children be treated as people, and not as property; that their rights as human beings on the planet, to food, shelter, education, and health, be taken seriously."
"He who can reach a child's heart can reach the world's heart."
"Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical."
As quoted from the book "Adoption Is Another Word for Love"
Nevada & National Adoptions/ARTS/Family Formation
Nevada & National Adoptions/ARTS/Family Formation Resources
Options Magazine provides free information for birth mothers with an unplanned pregnancy. Has many articles to help pregnant girls, teens and women deal with options for their babies and themselves.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ASRM is devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine, including reproduction, male and female infertility, andrology, menopausal medicine, infertility diagnosis, treatment, and research
The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
AAARTA is a credentialed, professional organization dedicated to the advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction and to the protection of the interests of all parties, including the children, involved in assisted reproductive technology matters.
CDC - Assisted Reproductive Technology
ART has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a woman’s uterus (in vitro fertilization).
Sierra Association of Foster Families
By providing easy access to services and support for all foster parents, we will improve the lives of the children we seek to serve.
Adoption in Washoe County
The main purpose of our adoption service is to find families for children, not children for families. Our program is child-focused. Families wishing to adopt are valuable resources to us for the placement needs of Washoe County's children.
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services Adoption
Nevada Revised Statute and Nevada Administrative Code 127 govern the adoption of children, and are designed to protect the best interests of children, their birth parents, persons who wish to adopt and adult adopted persons.
Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine: Dr. Foulk and Dr. Whitten
NCRM is the only fully accredited reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinic in Northern Nevada offering state of the art fertility treatments.
BabyCenter is the voice of the 21st Century Mom® and modern motherhood. Now the Web's #1 global interactive parenting network, it has nurtured more than 100 million parents since its launch in 1997.
Gotcha Gift Registry
GotchaGiftRegistry.com was created by an adoptive parent for adoptive parents. It is a personalized gift registry package that allows adoptive parents to share their journey with family and friends and invite them to contribute in meaningful ways to the high costs of adoption.
Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC
Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC is an internationally renowned full-service egg donation agency located in northern Nevada. They collaborate with intended parents, egg donors, fertility clinics and other infertility industry professionals throughout the United States and abroad. The program at Heartfelt Egg Donation offers anonymous, semi-open and open egg donation arrangements, which allows intended parents and egg donors the ability to be flexible in the way they interact with each other in the future. They also coordinate known donor egg cycles for those selecting a family member or friend to be their egg donor. Their selection of egg donors is diverse and all have been thoroughly pre-screened and educated regarding the process of egg donation. Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC follows the FDA, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology guidelines for egg donation and egg donor compensation.
Suzanne Myers is the Founder and Director of Heartfelt Egg Donation. An entrepreneur with more than two decades of well-rounded business, operational and management experience; Suzanne has built a successful third-party reproduction assistance business. Her love for family and children coupled with an extensive business management experience makes Suzanne well respected and highly regarded in her field for her responsive and detailed management skills, flexibility, industry knowledge, personalized care, kindness and professionalism. Suzanne founded Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC in 2005 through the personal experience of using an egg donor to build her own family. Suzanne believes that building relationships with her clients is extremely important. She is generous with her time and provides a very personal yet professional experience.
Getting To Baby
Creating your family faster, easier, and less expensive through fertility, adoption, or surrogacy.
American Fertility Association
The American Fertility Association (The AFA) is a leader in providing men and women, health care professionals, public officials and the media, both nationally and internationally, with information about infertility treatments, reproductive and sexual health and family building options including adoption and third-party solutions. The AFA, a national not-for-profit organization, is headquartered in New York City.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. ART includes the practive of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The mission of our organization is to set up and help maintain the standards for ART in an effort to better serve our members and our patients.
Founded in 2007, Fertility Nation is a top source for news, advice, and conversation about infertility and building families with assisted reproduction technologies. Fertility Nation reports breaking news and offers resources and guides for people interested in fertility treatments such as IVF, egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy.
Fertility Success Rates
Patients who are pursuing In Vitro Fertilization have a number of details to evaluate. One point of data that should be considered before starting IVF treatment is the comparative IVF success rates for fertility clinics. This website was created to help prospective patients find and compare IVF success rates, understand the data, and make a more informed treatment decision.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Assisted Reproductive Technology
Although various definitions have been used for ART, the definition used by CDC is based on the 1992 Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act that requires CDC to publish the annual ART Success Rates Report. According to this definition, ART includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, ART procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. They do NOT include treatments in which only sperm are handled (i.e., intrauterine—or artificial—insemination) or procedures in which a woman takes medicine only to stimulate egg production without the intention of having eggs retrieved.
American Adoption Congress
The American Adoption Congress is comprised of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent those whose lives are touched by adoption or other loss of family continuity. We promote honesty, openness and respect for family connections in adoption, foster care and assisted reproduction. We provide education for our members and professional communities about the lifelong process of adoption. We advocate legislation that will grant every individual access to information about his or her family and heritage.
American Association of Open Adoption Agencies
The purpose of these AAOAA pages is to give you the best information possible about adoption. The information here will help you find the agency providing the highest quality of infant and older child adoption services.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
National Adoption Center
The National Adoption Center expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care throughout the United States, and is a resource to families and to agencies who seek the permanency of caring homes for children.
Adoption Scams - Ethical Adoption
Unethical practices and adoption scams do not only happen to adoptive parents. Expectant mothers, birth parents, adoptees and adoption professionals are also at risk. The key to an ethical and positive adoption journey is to educate yourself, know who you are working with and thoroughly research your options and the laws. In order for a con to be successful, often times the con will hide under the cloak of legitimate professionals. Or simply not hide at all.
Yahoo Adoption Scam Group
Unite against adoption scams and unfair treatment! As a member, please remember that any negative postings can be removed by request of the target of the postings. Adoption Scam Group was created and is moderated by http://www.abcadoptions.com for the safety of ABC Parent Profile holders. Other than ABC Adoptions Profile holders are invited to join; however, postings referring members to other parent profile sites, dear birthmother link ads, adoption advertising, professional adoption sites or other Yahoo Groups will not be accepted.
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas
Founded by Dr. Bruce Shapiro in 1988, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas was the first fertility clinic in southern Nevada. In 1999, Dr. Said Daneshmand joined The Fertility Center of Las Vegas and was integral in starting the city’s first egg freezing program. Together, the doctors collaborated on research to develop IVF protocols to improve pregnancy rates, including Post Thaw Extended Culture (PTEC), one of the most effective treatments available to date.
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas has facilitated the births of thousands of healthy children by providing some of the most advanced fertility treatments available. Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Daneshmand are sub-specialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, meaning they have completed the highest degree of training available for fertility specialists. Together with their dedicated staff, the doctors work tirelessly each day to make parenthood possible.