Third Party Parenting Network will gather again on May 8th at
Professionally led by Nancy Kaufman LCSW, these small group discussions have been lively, rewarding and truly helpful to those who participate. Join us to hear the experiences of others, and, if you wish, share your story and questions. First-time participants and partners are encouraged to attend.
The Third-Party Parenting Network (TPPN) is a network of parents who have built (or are working on building) their families through ovum donation, embryo donation, sperm donation, or surrogacy. TPPN provides the opportunity for parents to connect, share their stories, receive support and learn from each other about the issues that are unique to the experience of Third Party Parenting, such as disclosure, siblings and genetic origins.
It has been our experience that meeting regularly, over time with the same group of people builds a level of trust which enables a deeper exploration of what it is like to be a parent dealing with these issues.
TPPN Spring 2012 Schedule :
7:30 – 9:00 pm
1430 Second Avenue (between 74/75th St.)
New York, NY 10021
Fee: $20 per person/$30 per family
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Monthly Support Group, lead by Patricia Mendell, LCSW, is dedicated to helping families formed through egg/sperm/embryo donation and surrogacy, create healthy and lasting connections.
Everyone has a unique Story about their family. For parents planning to disclose, telling the Family Story can seem overwhelming.
Discussions will include:
· The importance of language in the disclosure story
· Latest research on children and families
· Age appropriate books for donor offspring children
· How to answer questions from your child and others
· How to begin “The Talk”
· How childrens’ questions change over time
· What to tell siblings
Wednesday April 18, 2012
$25 per person, $40 per family
902 Broadway (between 20th-21st Sts. next to
920 Broadway), 13th Floor, NYC 10010
Patricia Mendell, LCSW, 212-819-1778
Call to reserve a space
Future Dates: 5/16/12, 6/20/12