Resources and Suggested Links


Organization Websites

  American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology  (AACN; and the complete list of their  Position Papers and Policies)
 National Academy of Neuropsychology  (NAN; and the complete list of their  Position Papers)
 American Psychological Association  (APA) and the  2017 Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct,

    with 2010 and 2016 Amendments
  Nevada Psychological Association  (NPA)
  American Society for Reproductive Medicine  (ASRM) and the  ASRM Mental Health Professional Group

General Resources for Assisted Reproduction (ART)

▪  The  ASRM Mental Health Professional Group  maintains a  bookshelf of internet resources  on a variety of topics including

    adoption/foster care, ovum donation, gestational surrogacy, general infertility, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, single

    parenting, and resources for LGBTQ+ and donor-conceived families.  The Bookshelf drop-down menu also offers links to

    other resource options, including peer-reviewed articles, children's books, MHPG Member publications, and a bibliography on

    many of these infertility-related topics

  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  Committee Opinion  regarding the decision to inform offspring of their conception by gamete or

    embryo donation 

  The Infertility Network:  News  and other Links

  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 Conceived maintains  resources  for donor-conceived individuals and the general public to inspire greater 

    understanding about the unique challenges donor-conceived individuals experience

​​▪  Empower Donation 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

▪  NEW!  The Sperm Bank of California offers a variety of useful resources, including for donor-conceived families, people

    experiencing pregnancy loss, and heterosexual couples using donor sperm

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  by Carla Lewis-Long

Financial Resources for Family Building

(a work in progress!)

▪  ​AGC Scholarships  
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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
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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
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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 gestational surrogacy advice and support for gay men worldwide

  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

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

ART Resources for the BIPOC Community

▪  ​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

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

▪  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

▪  NEW!  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

Practice Documents

​▪  My Notice of Psychologists’ Policies and Practices to Protect the Privacy of Your Health Information  (HIPAA Notice of Privacy

    Practices document)​

​▪  Please be aware that Nevada law (subsection 7 of NRS 629.051) requires that I notify you that:
    - The health care records of a person who is less than 23 years may not be destroyed.

    - The health care records of a person who has attained the age of 23 may be destroyed if they have been retained for at least 5 years

      or a longer period as provided by federal law.

    - The health care records of a patient who is 23 years of age or older may be destroyed after 5 years, except as otherwise provided

       in subsection 7 of NRS 629.051 and unless a longer period is provided by federal law.

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