"Alone On A Path Shared By Many", is a New York Times article that was published depicting the poignant journey of discovery.
Meet, author and TS patient, Allison Amend in a video interview.
PORTRAIT of me, 2005: New Yorker, writer, age 31. I had a new boyfriend, an agent excited about my novel and a new college teaching job. I was finally approaching happiness, even if I had taken the scenic route. I should have been running victory laps. Here’s what happened instead: I got sick. read article
Infertility and YOU
Let me introduce myself…. My name is JoLynn Backes, and I am a 33 year old woman diagnosed with Turner Syndrome when I was 6. Right now I am living in Poughkeepsie, NY with my husband. We are expecting a baby boy in January, and that brings me to the point of why I’m writing.
Infertility is one of the hardest issues that TS women have to face. What makes it even more difficult is there is not a lot of information readily available to help us sort out our options, or help us through the process whatever we decide. To help raise awareness and advocacy around infertility issues TS women face, the Turner Syndrome Foundation and I would like to hear your stories. Did you go through the IVF process? How did you decide? What was it like for you? Did you adopt? How did you decide to go that route? What was that process like? Did you and your partner decide your best option was to forgo parenthood? How did you make peace with that?
Please send your personal essays describing your unique experience to email@example.com. Your story can help inspire and comfort others and help us raise the much needed awareness. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions as well.
TSF Volunteers, Ben and Jolynn Backes, Announce the Birth of Their First Child
Christopher Paul Backes, our little miracle, was born on Wednesday, 1/16/13 at 3:58am via c-section. He was 6lbs, 6oz, 20 inches long at birth. Two weeks later he is almost 7lbs and 22 inches long!! It was a long journey, and I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and support. He is a precious blessing, and we look forward to every moment with him!
Becoming a Family
There is much to consider when planning an adoption. Regardless of where you live or where you plan to adopt, you'll need to complete an adoption home study to show that you are qualified to adopt under the laws of your state. This Adoptive Families worksheet includes questions to ask yourself to prepare for your homestudy. Preparing for your homestudy worksheet from adoptionguide.com.
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