Really Loved Me: Where to Find Help
by Marlo Schalesky
The following are Christian ministries that provide help, support, and/or information to those experiencing infertility.
c/o Bethany Christian Services
901 Eastern Avenue NE
P.O. Box 294
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0294
Stepping Stones is a bimonthly, donation-supported Christian newsletter offering hope, encouragement, and support to infertile couples.
Hannah’s Prayer is a Christian support network for couples facing fertility challenges, including infertility or the death of a baby any time from conception through early infancy. Their Web site allows you to connect with penpals and read back issues of newsletters. It also provides links and contact information for other organizations dealing with infertility or the loss of a child. http://www.hannah.org/Christ.htm
Ladies in Waiting is an e-mail support group for married Christian women facing infertility.
The following are secular organizations that may be helpful to those experiencing infertility.
Resolve is a national organization that provides timely, compassionate support and information through advocacy and public education to those experiencing infertility issues.
The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID)
P.O. Box 6836
Arlington, Virginia 22206
Executive Director: Nancy P. Hemenway 703/379-9178
Media Inquiries: President Theresa Venet Grant 520/544-9548
INCIID (pronounced “inside”) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the most current information regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss.
Child of My Dreams
Child of My Dreams provides online information and advice for people facing the challenges of infertility and adoption. Resources include medical information on the causes, cures, and costs of infertility; information on all types of adoptions; how-to guides on forms, home visits, and international adoptions; professional fertility and adoption experts who can answer questions directly through message boards or during live speaker events.
The Mining Company — Infertility Resources
The Mining Company provides a bulletin board, chat room, newsletters, and links for infertility sites on the Internet.