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Organization Websites

  American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN; and the complete list of their Position Papers and Policies)

▪  American Psychological Association (APA) and the 2017 Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, 

    with 2010 and 2016 Amendments

▪  American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the ASRM Mental Health Professional Group

▪  Iowa Psychological Association (IPA)​
▪  National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN; and the complete list of their Position Papers)

▪  Nevada Psychological Association (NPA)

Assisted Reproduction (ART) Resources for All Audiences

▪  The  ASRM Mental Health Professional Group maintains a library of resources for diverse audiences (including adults, children,

    communities of color, and LGBTQ+ families) on a variety of fertility and family-building topics.  

 * After navigating to the ASRM Mental Health Professionals Group home page, click on the "Patient Resources" tab for the

    drop-down menu.  This collection of resources is currently being revitalized, so only the Adults, Children, and Digital Media

    tabs contain resources at this time. 

  The  ASRM Patient Education Web Site maintains patient fact sheets on many topics related to infertility, including:

      ▪  Gamete And Embryo Donation: Deciding Whether to Tell 

      ▪  Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) 

      ▪  Infertility Counseling and Support: When and Where to Find It

  The ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion regarding the decision to inform offspring of conception by gamete or embryo donation 

▪  The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) maintains resources for various audiences, including

    intended parents, donor-conceived children, and gestational carriers​

▪  The  Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) maintains resources, including current and published research, for various audiences, 

    including egg and sperm donors, intended parents (including LGBTQ+ families), and donor-conceived children

▪  The  DNA (Donors Not Anonymous)  booklet, which discusses the potential limits, effects, and consequences of donor anonymity for

    both the donor-conceived and donation-recipient communities 

▪  We Are Donor Conceivedmaintains resources for donor-conceived individuals and the general public to inspire greater 

    understanding about the unique challenges donor-conceived individuals experience

​​▪  EM•POWER with Moxi offers a variety of resources for individuals considering embryo donation, including webinars, support groups,

    and educational resources, including tools to help explain embryo donation to children

  Donor Conception Network offers support and information on the social and emotional aspects of building or expanding a

    family via donor conception

▪  The Sperm Bank of California offers a variety of usefulresources, including for donor-conceived families, people

    experiencing pregnancy loss, male-factor infertility, and heterosexual couples using donor sperm

▪  RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association provides a variety of family-building resources, including a directory of volunteer peer-

    led and professionally-facilitated support groups

▪  The U.S. Donor Conceived Council strives to increase awareness of the needs, interests, and challenges of donor conceived people

    (DCP) and advance change that promotes and protects their health, welfare, and human rights

Resourced for Intended Parents

(Please note:  I do not include third-party vendor links (e.g., Amazon) for any purchasable books or other materials listed below.   

I only provide links, if available, to materials listed on their authors' websites.)

  ​Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction​ by psychologist Kim Bergman, Ph.D. is a valuable family-building

    resource for people of all genders and sexual orientations 

  Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED)  maintains  resources  primarily for intended parents (including LGBTQ+ families) on various

    topics, including gamete and embryo donation and gestational surrogacy (access most of these resources via the purple drop-

    down menus at the top of the page)

▪  ConceiveAbilities offers a blog post on ideas for how intended parents can best support their surrogates 

▪  Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents' Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother by Susan MZ Fuller

▪  Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories  by Zara Griswold

▪  Experiencing Surrogacy: Perspective and Advice from a Surrogate’s and Intended Parent’s Pregnancy Journey Together​

    by Emily Dubin Field and Melissa Fleck

How Do I Explain Gamete Donation or Gestational Surrogacy?

▪  Let's Talk About Egg Donation  by Marna Gatlin of PVED and Carole LieberWilkins, MFT covers a wide range of topics including

    infertility diagnosis, pregnancy, and talking to your child about having been donor-conceived.  This book is appropriate for 

    heterosexual and same-sex couples, single parents, and young adults conceived via egg donation

▪  ​Counseling Beyond Storybooks: Addressing Disclosure through Middle Childhood 

​▪  The X, Y, and Me Book Series was written to empower parents who wish to disclose sensitive information to their child about their

    genetic origins from the beginning

▪  Reproductive Possibilities offers a blog with a variety of useful resources, including books on gestational surrogacy for both

    adults and children, and resources for talking to children about surrogacy 

▪  The Kangaroo Pouch: A Story about Surrogacy for Young Children  by Sarah A. Phillips helps explain surrogacy for the young

    children of surrogates, but can also be appropriate for use by intended parents wishing to explain surrogacy to their own children 

▪  The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children  by Kimberly Kluger-Bell
The Pea that was Me  by Kimberly Kluger-Bell is part of a multi-volume series that helps explain various concepts to children,

    including egg, sperm, and embryo donation for a variety of family structures

▪  Why I'm So Special: A Book About Surrogacy with Two Daddies  by Carla Lewis-Long

​▪  When should I tell my child that they are donor conceived? (from the U.S. Donor Conceived Council)

Financial Resources for Family Building

▪  ​AGC Scholarships  
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Baby Quest Foundation
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​Chicago Coalition for Family Building
▪  ​Cleveland Clinic - Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP)
▪  ​The Family Formation Charitable Trust is an independent arm of the Academy of Adoption and ART Attorneys (AAAA) that provides

    grants to persons pursuing ART

​▪  ​The Fertility Foundation of Texas Grant

▪  ​Fertility Within Reach
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Footprints of Angels
​Gift of Parenthood
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The Hope for Fertility Foundation Grant
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International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
​Journey to Parenthood

▪  ​Men Having Babies' Membership Benefits Program (MBP) offers discounts from over 75 surrogacy providers and the ability to apply

    to the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP), which annually provides over $1 million worth of grants, discounts, and free

    services from leading service providers
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Nest Egg Foundation Grant
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New York State Infertility Demonstration Program
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Parental Hope Family Grant
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Pay it Forward
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Starfish Infertility Foundation
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Tinina Q. Cade Foundation

   Jewish Applicants:

▪  ​Jewish Fertility Foundation
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Bonei Olam
The JFCS Fertility Fund Grants (applicants in Philadelphia)


▪  ​Veterans in Vitro Initiatives

LGBTQ+ Specific ART Resources

▪  ​Trans Fertility Co. is an intersectional fertility-oriented site created by trans community members that offers resource and video

    libraries on various fertility issues

▪  SprOUT Family is a gender and sexually diverse startup that supports LGBTQ+ people through the family building process

▪  Connecting Rainbows  is a new and growing resource for LGBTQ-friendly legal, medical, and financial resources

​▪  ​The  ASRM Mental Health Professional Group  maintains a  bookshelf of internet resources  for LGBTQ+ families

  ​Men Having Babies  provides gay men worldwide with advice and support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy 

  Family Equality Council  offers family-building advice and resources for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities

  ASRM Ethics Committee Opinions on access to fertility treatments by  gay, lesbian, and unmarried persons  and

    transgender persons

▪  The Sperm Bank of California offers resource guides for the trans community and parents of trans minors

ART Resources for Communities of Color

▪  ​Black Mamas Matter Alliance works to advocate for Black maternal health, rights, and justice before, during, and after pregnancy

▪  ​The Brown Broken Egg exists to empower, inform, and advocate for those questioning or experiencing the impact of infertility,

    particularly within the Black community.  Their Resources page offers links to a variety of blogs, sites, and organizations either

    founded or written by persons of color or that speak directly to the Black experience of infertility/reproductive health

▪  SisterSong is a national organization working to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of

    marginalized communities

​▪  ​Resources from the CDC on racism as a serious threat to public health and racial disparities in health equity

ART-Oriented Podcasts

▪  I Want To Put A Baby In You  covers many aspects of ART, including artificial insemination, gestational surrogacy, and egg retrieval

    and donation

​​▪  All Things Conceivable  explores modern family building through surrogacy

▪  Hope Works - A Surrogacy Podcast - In season 1, gestational carriers share their stories of what it was like to carry a baby for their

    intended parents.  In season 2, intended parents share what brought them to surrogacy, their experiences during the journey with 

    their carrier, and how they felt when their baby was finally born ​​

▪  The Fertility Café  touches on all aspects of modern family building through surrogacy and egg or embryo donation

▪  The Gayest Show on Birth follows a female same-sex couple navigating reciprocal IVF using one partner's eggs, de-identified donor

    sperm, and the other partner's uterus

​▪  If These Ovaries Could Talk - "Two lesbians chatting about non-traditional families"

▪  ​The Longest Shortest Time explores family building experiences for all parents, including in queer communities.  This series is no

    longer producing new episodes, but past episodes are archived here.

Practice Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists

  Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists  (2012)
 NAN's Official Statement on  Independent and Court-Ordered Forensic Neuropsychological Examinations

Policies on Test Security

▪  The new official position (2022) of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) on test security

▪  NAN's  Official Position Statement on Test Security  (2000) and  Test Security Update  (2003)
▪  The  Official Position  on disclosure of neuropsychological test data of APA Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), the Association

    of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, and AACN

Policies on Third Party Observation

▪  Access to the abstract of the 2021 Update on Third Party Observers in Neuropsychological Evaluation: An Interorganizational

    Position Paper, an interorganizational collaboration of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), the American Academy

    of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), and the American College of Professional Neuropsychology (ACPN)

▪  NAN's Official Statements on the presence of third-party observers  and  secretive recording of neuropsychological testing

    and interviewing
  AACN's  Policy Statement  on the presence of third-party observers in neuropsychological assessments

General LGBTQ+ Resources

  Human Rights Campaign
  American Psychological Association Division 44  (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity)
▪  American Psychological Association resources, including the 2011 
Resolution on Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples and

    a compilation of  all current APA policy statements on LGBTQ+ concerns

​▪  The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth

​▪  ​Henderson Equality Center is a community-supported organization designed to empower the LGBTQIA+ community of Henderson,

    Nevada, including by providing resources and courses for at-risk, low-income LGBTQ+ youth and adults

​▪  ​The LGBTQIA+ Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization designed to further the well-being, positive image,

    and human rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and low- to moderate-income residents in Southern Nevada

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Resources and Suggested Links

(always a work in progress!)