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

​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.

▪  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

▪  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) 

▪  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

​​▪  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 Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) maintains resources for various audiences, including
    intended parents, donor-conceived persons, and gestational carriers​

▪  ​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 gender identities and sexual orientations 

Resources for Intended Parents By Gamete / Embryo Donation

and Donor-Conceived Children and Adults

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

▪  Donor Conception Network offers support and information on the social and emotional aspects of building or expanding a
    family via donor conception

▪  The  Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) maintains resources, including current and published research, for various audiences, 
    including gamete/embryo donors, intended parents (including LGBTQ+ families), and donor-conceived persons
      ▪  DSR's 
DNA (Donors Not Anonymous)  booklet discusses the potential limits, effects, and consequences of donor anonymity
          for both the donor-conceived and donation-recipient communities 

▪  ​EM•POWER with Moxi offers a variety of resources for individuals considering embryo donation, including webinars, support groups,
    and educational resources and tools to help explain embryo donation to children

▪  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 donor-conceived adults

▪  The Sperm Bank of California offers a variety of useful resources, including for donor-conceived families, people
pregnancy loss, and heterosexual couples using donor sperm

▪  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

      ▪   USDCC's opinion on when I should tell my child that they are donor conceived?

▪  We Are Donor Conceived  maintains resources for donor-conceived persons and the general public to inspire greater 
    understanding about the unique challenges and experiences of donor-conceived persons

Books that help explain the donor-conception process to young children

​▪  Kimberly Kluger-Bell, LMFT has authored multiple books that help explain various types of donation for a variety of family structures

▪  The  Happy Together  books by Julie Marie, a mother through egg donation, help parents begin sharing their family building story
    with their child at a young age.  Eight different books are available and are tailored to different types of donations, surrogacy, and 

    family structures

▪  Sensitive Matters  provides options for personalized books to help parents create their own personal story and talk honestly with
    their children about their origins

▪  What Makes a Baby  by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth addresses alternative family creation, including embryo creation

▪  The X, Y, and Me Book Series was developed to empower parents when disclosing sensitive information to their child about

    their genetic origins from a young age

​​▪  Visit   for a compilation of children's books on all types of third-party reproduction,

    for all types of families and in multiple languages

▪  ​Counseling Beyond Storybooks: Addressing Disclosure through Middle Childhood 

Resources for Intended Parents By Gestational Surrogacy


▪   ConceiveAbilities offers a collection of informative blog posts on topics related to infertility and surrogacy

▪   Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies  by Heather Jacobson

▪  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

▪  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 

Books that help explain birth via surrogacy to young children

 ▪  The Kangaroo Pouch: A Story about Surrogacy for Young Children  by Sarah A. Phillips can be appropriate for both surrogates

     and intended parents wishing to explain the surrogacy process to young children (ages 2-8) 

 ▪  The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children  by Kimberly Kluger-Bell, LMFT

 ▪  A Baby for Mabel and Frederick  by Karen Poston

​ ▪  Herman the Helper  by Robert Kraus (not specific to the surrogacy process, but more generally to developing empathy

     and helping other people)

​ ▪  My Mom is a Surrogate  by Abigail Glass 

 ▪  Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers  by Jill Hancock Reeder

 ▪  Surrogacy Helps Make a Family Grow!  by Sharon Lamothe and Tina Rella 

 ▪  A Surrogacy Book for Young Children: Grown in Another Garden  by Crystal Falk

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

 ▪  And Tango Makes Three  by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell helps explain same-sex parentage to children
Sophia's Broken Crayons  by Crystal Falk

 ▪  What Makes a Baby  by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth addresses alternative family creation, including embryo creation

 ▪  The  Happy Together  books by Julie Marie, a mother through egg donation, help parents begin sharing their family building story
     with their child at a young age.  Eight different books are available and are tailored to different types of donations, surrogacy, and
     family structures

▪   Sensitive Matters  provides options for personalized books to help parents create their own personal story and talk honestly with
     their children about their origins

  ▪  Visit  for a compilation of children's books on all types of third-party reproduction,

     for all types of families and in multiple languages

Financial Resources for Family Building

▪  ​AGC Scholarships  
▪  ​​Baby Quest Foundation
▪  ​​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
▪  ​Footprints of Angels
▪  ​Gift of Parenthood
▪  The Hope for Fertility Foundation Grant
▪  ​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
▪  ​Nest Egg Foundation Grant
▪  ​New York State Infertility Reimbursement Program
▪  ​Parental Hope Family Grant
▪  ​Pay it Forward
▪  ​Resolve
▪  ​Starfish Infertility Foundation
▪  ​Tinina Q. Cade Foundation

   Jewish Applicants:

▪  Jewish Fertility Foundation
▪  ​Bonei Olam
▪  Hasidah


▪  ​Veterans in Vitro Initiatives

ART Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community

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

    libraries on various fertility issues

▪  Connecting Rainbows  provides 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 Opinion on access to fertility treatment irrespective of marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity

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

▪  If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making An LGBTQ Family  (book and podcast)

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

▪  The Sperm Bank of California offers resource guides for Black and POC donation recipients

​▪  ​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

▪  ​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.

▪  ​The Normalize Surrogacy Podcast with Carey Flamer-Powell, an experienced gestational surrogate and surrogacy industry veteran

Forensic Psychology: Practice Guidelines

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

Forensic Psychology; Policies on Test Security

▪  The 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 APA Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, and AACN

   Official Position  on disclosure of neuropsychological test data

Forensic Psychology; Policies on Third Party Observation

▪  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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