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Ellen Glazer

Thank you for visiting my web site. I appreciate having this opportunity to introduce myself and my practice... I am a social worker by training and a mother through both adoption and birth. My professional and personal lives dovetailed in the late 1970's when I began helping people build or expand their families.

Over the past four decades, I have had the opportunity to talk with countless individuals and couples about their struggles with infertility, their pregnancies and parenthood after infertility, their decisions about egg donation, sperm donation and gestational carriers. I have led dozens of support groups, spoken at many seminars and conferences, and written extensively on the subject of reproductive medicine from social, emotional and ethical perspectives.

"Timing is everything," they say. I am especially grateful to have become involved in the fields of reproductive medicine and adoption at such an interesting and dynamic time. I can easily recall the arrivals of IVF, ICSI, PGD and the first pregnancies through egg donation and gestational carriers.

I have also had the opportunity to see the world of adoption change, as international and trans racial adoptions took adoption out of the shadows and into the sunlight. At this point in my career, I divide my time between counseling people struggling with infertility, consulting with folks making decisions about alternative paths to parenthood, coaching those choosing an adoption agency or an egg donor, and writing about all of the above (as well as a wide range of other subjects).

If you live in or around the Boston area, I can meet with you as a counselor, a consultant, a coach or some combination of the three. If you live at a distance, including internationally, I am happy to talk by phone or Skype.

Perhaps the thing I like best about my work is that I get to talk with a variety of interesting, determined, and inspiring people. It is a great privilege to talk with them about their efforts to build their families and a greater joy to help them bring long awaited children into their lives.


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