ADA Resources

ADA & Disability History

ADA Timeline

Learn more about the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through this historical timeline from the ADA National Network. 

A Day in the Life of a Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse

Walking into work with a coffee in my hand, I prepare for the day. We get a variety of patients which is what I love about my job. We see so many patients and each person has a different story. I cannot wait to see what happens for each one of them.

My first task for the day is to read my email. I check email often and often respond late into the evening. When I check again I find someone sent me a picture of their new baby, another letting me know their pregnancy test was negative and another ecstatic but worried with a positive pregnancy test. There are the ups and the downs. We are consummate professionals but still as we watch you going through the emotional and taxing fertility journey, we empathize with all the different emotions and the pain. This fertility excursion is a tough one but we continue with lots of hugs, medical advice and even tears of joy and sorrow

Jacob and Carissa's Pathway to Parenting


Carissa's friend suggested we met, and literally from the first date I knew Jacob was the love of my life!  This treasured photograph was taken on our first date.    We have now been married for five years, and have been trying to have a family for over four years.   

Barbara's Story: The journey was a long one

 My dearest Leon, the Journey for you was a long one and a short one all at the same time. This journal I’m writing is a little different than the one I wrote for the Penguins, the embryo we adopted, and the triplets because you are the child that we get to hold in our arms every day and love on you and kiss you every day. I cannot picture any other child in our life and any other child to call us Momma and Dada.  However, it was quite the journey to get you.  Dada and I first talked about adoption when we were engage.  We talked about how we want someday to adopted along with have children of our own but was not sure how long  it would be or how we would adopted.

Darla's Story: Our World Turned Up-Side-Down (Czech Republic)

A shrug of the shoulders is all it took to turn our world upside down.

My husband and I sat in our RE’s office, in those plush leather chairs that are supposed to make you feel comfortable, waiting for hope. After four failed IUIs, our IVF egg retrieval had given us nothing to transfer. Nothing grew after the initial fertilization. We were devastated and needed answers. I was 29 years, he was 31. We were young and healthy. This shouldn’t be happening.
Our doctor looked at us from across his desk. And shrugged his shoulders.
He had no clue why our treatments hadn’t worked. Said he would recommend trying again if money wasn’t an issue. It was probably a fluke, especially at my age. But he knew money was an issue, so his next best move was to use donor eggs

Blair Sullivan and the Surrogacy Experience

Blair Sullivan and the Surrogacy Experience

The ICSI Process: Video by Michael Opsahl, MD

Please visit Dr. Opsahl's profile and link to make an appointment. Take a look at his video on the ICSI Process.

Ontario Leads Provinces in Helping Canadians Grow Their Families

Conceivable Dreams (CNW Group/Conceivable Dreams)

Conceivable Dreams releases 2016 provincial rankings on IVF access

TORONTO, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario leads among the provinces in Canada when it comes to providing access and support to families and individuals struggling with infertility, a new ranking of provincial jurisdictions found.

30Second Mom, The Premier Digital Media Platform for Moms Announces New Site Launch: Powerful New Site Connects and Empowers Moms - 30 Seconds at a Time

30 Second Mom

30 Second MomCHICAGO, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 30Second Mom (, a powerful digital media platform that inspires, connects and rewards moms – 30 seconds at a time – announces a best-of-breed new site launch of its popular brand.

U.S. Pregnancy Products Market to Touch US $439.2 Mn by 2023; Stretch Mark Minimizers Represented Largest Product Segment in 2014: TMR

ALBANY, New York, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pregnancy Products Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - 2023", the pregnancy products market in the U.S. was valued at US$266.6 mn in 2014 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2015 to 2023 to reach US $439.2 mn in 2023.


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