Advocacy

 Climbing the marble stairs on Capitol Hill for Infertility Advocacy Day May 18, 2018.

Climbing the marble stairs on Capitol Hill for Infertility Advocacy Day May 18, 2018.

 
 

It all started when...

I published Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility. I realized that I need to have a purpose larger than myself. I want to support the infertility community and make something positive come out of a terribly difficult time in my life. I don't care how many steps I climb or how many corridors I roam on Capitol Hill. I advocate for those who are struggling to build their families and for those who don't yet know that they will have a difficult time having a baby. 


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Infertility facts that your Senators and Congressmen need to know:

*The World Health Organization recognizes infertility is a disease.

*Millions of Americans are affected by infertility.

*One in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining pregnancy.

*Infertility affects both men and women.

*Cost is a key barrier to adoption and to medical treatment for infertility (since 75% of private insurance policies don't cover it.)

*Having a family is fundamental to the lives of many American men and women.

*Being unable to have a child is life altering. 

A Call for Action:

In order to make adoption and pursuing infertility treatment easier for the infertility community, I am asking for a call for action. Please visit the following website to http://whoismyrepresentative.com to find your Senators and Representative in Congress. Write them a letter letting them know how important it is to have affordable family building options for all who are facing infertility.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.