Entries by Raina Cowan

Adoption and Loss

I recently wrote about adopting after infertility. In the article, I focused mostly on the adoptive parents and the need to resolve the loss of the biological “would be child” in order to form a healthy relationship with an adoptive child. Certainly infertility and pregnancy loss are significant. What I neglected to address are the two […]

Adopting After Infertility

by Raina Cowan on April 29, 2017 In the film Lion, there is a scene in which the main character “Saroo” ( really “Sheru”, meaning “lion” in Hindi, played by Dev Patel) about to embark on a trip back to India to find his biological family, tells his adoptive mom Sue (played by Nicole Kidman) […]

A poem in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week

STALLED by Raina Cowan The seeds were planted but not sown Our hearts ache with never knowing, our babies never growing. As if time stopped, our lives stalled Waiting for due dates that never arrive, trying out names, looking at tiny clothes, socks & shoes, waiting for you to materialize but you never do. Full […]

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My colleagues (Create Counseling Center and Regina Newton) and I are teaming up to provide reduced-cost services to our community. In light of recent policy changes that have the potential to have a deleterious impact on human rights and our environment, we plan to donate ALL money raised through providing these services to nonprofits that […]