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Saturday, August 25, 2012

 Thursday September 6, 2012

Discussions will  include:
·        Tools for talking about donor conception with children  
·        The importance of language in the disclosure story
·        How to answer questions from your child and others
·        How children's questions change over time
·        The latest books for parents and children 






Thursdays, September 6, 2012

7:00-8:30 pm

$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

Future Dates:          10/4/12, 11/1/12, 12/6/12

Monday, October 1, 2012 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The William Alanson White Institute Parent Center presents an evening
discussion for parents, mental health professionals, and educators

Parenting After Assisted Reproduction: What You Wanted to Know But Were
Afraid to Ask

Parents' Questions:
* What is the best way to tell my child about her/his genetic history?
* Why do I need to tell my child anything at all about a donor?

Children's Questions:
* Who is the donor? What is she/he like?
* Would meeting the donor tell me something about myself?

Highlights include video interviews with offspring conceived using donor


Moderator - Sheila Feig Brown, Ph.D., Faculty, William Alanson White
Institute; Parent Center Study Group Leader: Clinical Interventions with
First-Time Parents;  Editor: What do Mothers Want? Developmental
Perspectives, Clinical Challenges.

Nancy Freeman-Carroll, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst
specializing in support for individuals/families experiencing infertility,
pursuing family creation with assisted conception; post-partum, early
development and parenting.

Anne Malave, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst whose private
practice focuses on all aspects of family-building including infertility,
adoption, and third party reproduction; Chair, RESOLVE National Support
Group Oversight Committee; Group Leader and Columnist, The Adoptive Parents
Committee;  Consultant, Reproductive Specialists of New York.

Allison Rosen, Ph.D. is a Psychologist-Psychoanalyst for the New Hope
Fertility Center, Center for Human Reproduction, Reproductive Specialists of
New York, Fertility Preservation Institute, co-founder Fertility
Preservation SIG, ASRM, Member of Advisory Boards of Fertile Hope and
Sharsheret; former Executive Director of RESOLVE; Editor, Frozen Dreams.

Parents will be have ample time to ask questions and participate in the

Monday, October 1, 2012
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Pre-registration: $20 per person/$25 at the door
Register Online now to reserve a space!

William Alanson White Institute
20 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023

Contact Diane Amato at or (212) 873-0725 Ext. 20