In response to their own adoption experience, Becky and her husband Kipp founded Helpusadopt.org (2007) in order to help couples/individuals overcome the financial hurdles they meet along the way to completing their own adoptions. In May 2011, Becky was named one of CNN’s Heroes, in September 2011 she was named a “Hero Among Us” by PEOPLE Magazine, and in February Becky was NY1’s New Yorker of the week. She is a member of the American Fertility Association Adoption Advisory Council and received the Congressional Institute’s Angels in Adoption Award in 2013. Becky serves as executive director on a pro bono basis and writes her own blog (www.aninfertileblonde.com), which was recently recognized as one of the top 20 adoption blogs in the country by Adoptive Families Magazine. She dreams of writing a book and lives in NYC with her husband, two children and a somewhat disrespectful dog who likes to sleep on the dining room table when no one is looking.
I’m infertile. Seriously infertile. Infertile to the tune of 5 rounds of IVF in my early 30s, 3 pregnancies, and 3 miscarriages. One at 16 weeks, one at 12 weeks and one at 10 weeks. Infertile to the tune of ruining every holiday, every birthday, every everything. I think that the worst aspect of my infertility was that I was foolishly caught off guard by it. It never occurred to me, even though I was surrounded by women who were struggling to get pregnant, that I would be one of them.Continue Reading