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"What constitutes a family is different for everyone. One person may choose to explore a variety of fertility solutions, another may choose to adopt. Some may decide to remain a couple without children or to be a single parent through fertility or adoption options. Each family is unique." Joni S. Mantell, LCSW, Director of the Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center

Family Building Options Exploration
Many of our clients seek counseling and psycho-education to help them cope with the emotional, social and practical issues related to their infertility treatment, failed infertility treatment cycle, miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Others come to us to discuss family alternatives including additional infertility treatments, donor options, adoption, surrogacy or the child-free family. Wherever you are in your process, we’ll help you consider the short-term, long-term, emotional and relationship factors associated with each choice.

Long-term Perspective
The decisions you make at the initial stage in your family planning have long-term implications. The IAC Center helps clients consider the long-term issues while they are in an emotionally driven state.

Unbiased Pre-Adoption Counseling
People are generally exhausted by the time they reach adoption. The information available on the Internet and through agencies and attorneys is both fascinating and overwhelming. Since the IAC Center is not affiliated with any particular adoption agency or attorney, we can help you to explore your adoption options and to make timely decisions that are right for you without any accompanying marketing pitches.

Emotional Support
We find that people whose lives have been touched by infertility and adoption really appreciate the consideration of these issues in the larger picture of their lives. Counseling helps adoptive families differentiate general parenting concerns from adoption-related issues, and helps adopted individuals find the adoption layer in their more general concerns. The IAC center understands that the journey doesn't end when an adoption is legally finalized.

Client Diversity
Our clients include infertile couples and singles; people seeking alternative family-building options because of medical or genetic diagnoses; singles and same-sex couples desiring families; adoptive families and adopted individuals, as well as birth parents. Our range and experience makes us uniquely prepared to handle your needs.