fertility foundations

everything you need to know – from start to finish –
on growing your family with donor sperm

You want to start a family.

Your mind is overcome with thoughts of newborn snuggles and baby soft skin even if

both are in exchange for your beloved sleep.

But you’ve got one minor (okay, major) setback. You’re missing a key ingredient: SPERM.

Or maybe you’re struggling with male factor infertility – all are welcome here!

You’ve completed the first of many steps by finding your perfect donor. But now, the questions start flooding in.

YOU MAY BE WORRYING ABOUT:

  • How many vials of sperm do I need?
  • Do I need genetic testing?
  • What is CMV?
  • Should we try at home insemination? IUI? IVF?
  • Am I covered through my insurance?
  • If not, how do I pay?

Before you know it, your head feels like it’s spinning of its axis and you aren’t sure where to go from here. If only there was a resource to help guide you on this journey after selecting a donor, am I right?

INTRODUCING    fertility foundations

INTRODUCING fertility foundations

With this course, you are going to be thoroughly guided, from start to finish, on how to grow your family with an abundance of love and a little help from science.

And that’s not all! In addition to arming you with this information, we are bringing you a few training sessions from therapists who specialize in conception via a donor to help you navigate this emotional journey. There will even be segments with advice on how to talk to your kids about being donor conceived!

You see, here at fertility foundations, we believe in a space built on openness. We are passionate about raising children in a transparent environment where they know their full birth story and every aspect of where they came from. These trying conversations require us, the recipient parents, to do the work first. And this work? It isn’t easy.

But we got you. We see you. And we are here to support you.

WHAT’S INSIDE?

01

Donor Selection

In this section, one of the largest cryobanks will walk us through the process of selecting a sperm donor. Topics such as CMV, anonymous donors versus open ID donors (and how anonymous is no longer an option with CCB), the different type of vials and other considerations you may not even be thinking about!

02

THE FIRST APPOINTMENT

What to expect when attending your first fertility assistance appointment with CCRM Fertility. We’ll learn about verbiage to be aware of and suggested questions to be prepared to ask!

03

THE TESTING

Hearing about what tests may be suggested can be overwhelming! CCRM Fertility will go over the most common and standard testing you can expect, from blood work, genetics and hysteroscopy to sitting down with a fertility counselor. 

04

TRYING AT HOME

Fertility clinics are not your only option. Mosie Baby is going to walk us through the option of trying to conceive at home by demonstrating how to prepare for an at home insemination with one of their kits!

05

INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION

Most notably known as “IUI”, CCRM Fertility will discuss what to expect when trying to conceive through a clinic with this procedural option.

06

INVOcell

INVOcell is a device that allows incubation to take place within the woman’s body. The efficiencies created by using INVOcell can make it a more cost effective assisted reproductive technology. We’ll hear from the company that makes the device and one of the clinicians who opened an INVO Center.

07

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION / RECIPROCAL IVF

As the most common assisted reproductive technology, CCRM does a deep dive on what this procedure entails and all that you can expect if attempting to conceive in this way. Plus, we will discuss what the “reciprocal” option is all about and how it is an incredibly unique way to conceive if both partners are anatomically female!

08

THE COSTS

We know that paying for fertility treatments can be one of the most stressful aspects of the process. In this section, we will hear from a CCRM Fertility financial expert who will offer invaluable information around navigating insurance and potential costs.

09

KNOWN DONOR LEGALITY

We know that purchasing donor sperm is not for everyone and many will want to conceive with a known donor. However, it is not as simple as it sounds! We will discuss what needs to be in place to keep you and your potential child protected and how the legalities vary from state to state.

10

SECOND PARENT / STEP PARENT ADOPTION

While we wish the issued birth certificate was enough to legitimize both you and your partner’s parenting rights, it is not in the United States. In this section, we will discuss what these terms, plus a few more, mean and why they are imperative to protecting your family’s rights

WHAT’S INSIDE?

01

Donor Selection

In this section, a reputable cryo bank will walk us through the process of selecting a sperm donor. Topics such as CMV, anonymous donors versus open ID donors (and how anonymous is no loner an option with CCB), the different type of vials and other considerations you may not even be thinking about!

02

THE FIRST APPOINTMENT

What to expect when attending your first fertility assistance appointment! We’ll learn about verbiage to be aware of and suggested questions to be prepared to ask!

03

THE TESTING

Hearing about what tests may be suggested can be overwhelming! We will go over the most common and standard pre-op testing to expect, from blood work, genetics and hysteroscopy to sitting down with a fertility counselor.

04

TRYING AT HOME

Fertility clinics are not your only option. Mosie Baby is going to walk us through the option of trying to conceive at home by demonstrating how to perform an at home insemination with one of their kits!

05

INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION

Most notably known as “IUI”, we will discuss what to expect when trying to conceive through a clinic with this procedural option.

06

INVOcell

Sometimes referred to as “IVC” or “Mini IVF” – Invocell is a procedure similar to IVF with some very distinct differences that make it more cost effective. We will hear from the company that created the device that makes this option so unique!

07

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION / RECIPROCAL IVF

As the most common assisted reproductive technology, we will do a deep dive on what this procedure entails and all that you can expect if attempting to conceive in this way. Plus, we will discuss what the “reciprocal” option is all about and how it is an incredibly unique way to conceive if both partners are anatomically female!

08

THE COSTS

We know that paying for fertility treatments can be one of the most stressful aspects of the process. In this section, we will hear from a CCRM financial expert who will offer invaluable information around navigating insurance and potential costs.

09

KNOWN DONOR LEGALITY

We know that purchasing donor sperm is not for everyone and many will want to conceive with a known donor. However, it is not as simple as it sounds! We will discuss what needs to be in place to keep you and your potential child protected and how the legalities vary from state to state.

10

SECOND-PARENT / STEP-PARENT ADOPTION

While we wish the issued birth certificate were enough to legitimize both you and your partner’s parenting rights, it is not in the United States. In this section, we will discuss what these terms, plus a few more, mean and why they are imperative to protecting your family’s rights

but wait, there’s more!

but wait, there’s more!

SUPPLEMENTAL SUPPORT

THERAPIST

Jana Rupnow, LPC, a fertility therapist, adoptee and adoptive mother shares how to navigate the emotional journey of the fertility process.  Even if you don’t have an “infertility” diagnosis because you are just missing an ingredient, it can still be more than you imagine.  She will help you feel prepared.

THERAPIST

Jana Rupnow, LPC, a therapist (and best selling author) who specializes in working with families going through donor conception shares how to navigate talking to our kids about being donor conceived.

DONOR CONCEIVED ADULT

Donor conceived adult, Lindsay Blount, shares how we as parents can best support our donor conceived kids and what the donor conceived community wish their parents did when they were younger.

DISCOUNTS

California Cryobank is sharing free Level 3 access to their sperm donor database ($250 value) Mosie Baby – 10% of their home insemination kit!

More to come!!

and all of this is
lifetime access!

watch and rewatch all on your own time from the comfort of your couch in your cozy sweats

It doesn’t have to be this intimidating. With our support, you’ll transform from frantically overwhelmed to calmly confident when it comes to growing your family with donor sperm.

3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$88

ONE PAYMENT OF

$247

5% of all profits will go to organizations like Black Mamas Matter and Donor Conceived Council. When you invest in us, we invest in the world. 

hi! I’m Gena Jaffe

FOUNDER OF CONNECTING RAINBOWS

connecting rainbows is an organization that provides legal and fertility resources to the LGBTQ+ community. I am an LGTBQ+ mama of two via reciprocal IVF (wife’s bun, my oven) and I came to learn that.

being on the birth certificate is not enough to secure legal parental rights for both parents when a donor is involved.

Turns out, not a lot of people – lawyers included – know what it is they need to protect LGBTQ+ families. So I set out to change that.

With a legal directory of attorneys who specialize in assisted reproduction, surrogacy and adoption as well as a directory of fertility clinics who are LGBTQ+ friendly, we hope to provide you with everything you need to start, grow + protect your family.

We know first hand how emotional and overwhelming the fertility journey can be. Our hope and intention with this course is that you feel empowered, knowledgeable and confident with your family building plan and then have the experts lined up to support you on your way – preconception + beyond.

FAQ

Do you offer refunds?
No. Due to the digital nature of this course, we do not offer refunds.

Is this medical or legal advice?
Nope! While doctors and lawyers are part of our program, this is just medical and legal information. Please consult with your own doctor or lawyer. Need to find a clinic or lawyer? Visit our directories here.

I’m deaf or hard of hearing. Can I still access this?
YES! All of our videos have closed captions.

I don’t live in the US, is this still applicable to me?
100%! While laws are diferent all over the world, you will have the basic information on how to choose your donor as well as the treatment options you have when using donor sperm. The bonuses with the therapists and donor conceived individual are GOLD.
Further, sperm banks typically ship worldwide. You can see where they ship HERE.

How will I access the lessons?
You will get a login to our membership site where you will have lifetime access to these trainings! So feel free to circle back whenever you need a little refresher or support.

Do you give back?
You bet we do. 5% of all profits will go to organizations like Black Mamas Matter and Donor Conceived Council. When you invest in us, we invest in the world.

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