This is Infertility

There is nothing more fundamental to life than the urge to continue it. But while it may be the most natural thing in the world, childbirth is far from the easiest and no two fertility journeys are the same. For that reason, we are breaking from the typical podcast form. Each episode is hosted by a different voice who brings their own unique point of view to the complex and ever-changing world of infertility. Our hosts are licensed clinical social workers, patient care advocates, clinical psychiatrists, reproductive endocrinologists, real fertility patients, and others who are, in one way or another, experts in the world of fertility. We fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through this journey.

Episode 25: Becky Fawcett: The Miracle of Adoption

After years of trying to have a baby via fertility treatments, Becky Fawcett and her husband chose to adopt their first child. When deciding if they should try IVF for baby number two, Becky realized that adoption was now her preferred path to parenthood. The adoption process can be extremely complex and prohibitively expensive, which is why Becky founded an organization that helps bridge the financial gap for those looking to build their families through adoption: HelpUsAdopt.org. Today’s host is Dan Bulger, Producer at Progyny.

Guests include: Becky Fawcett from HelpUsAdopt.org

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and HelpUsAdopt.org

Have a question, comment, or want to share your story? Email us at thisisinfertility@progyny.com

Host

Dan Bulger, Producer at Progyny. Dan has been in the healthcare industry for the last six years as a multimedia content producer. Better known as ‘Video Dan’ he as interviewed numerous doctors, patients and other experts in the world of fertility. He’s also the producer for this podcast, This is Infertility. On a personal note Dan’s parents started fostering kids when he was four years old, and he considers himself a proud older brother to over 100 foster children.

Guests

Becky Fawcett, Founder and President of HelpUsAdopt.org. HelpUsAdopt.org is an equality based national organization that seeks to reduce the financial burden of adoption by awarding large, life-changing, problem-solving grants. Becky’s career began in media, first for Baltimore magazine, and then for Philadelphia magazine as the director of marketing. In 1999, she founded The Fawcett Group, a full-service public relations and marketing firm with offices in New York City and Philadelphia. Becky and her husband Kipp adopted their son, Jake, in 2005, and their daughter, Brooke, in 2009. In 2007 they founded Helpusadopt.org to help make adoption more financially accessible to all. Becky has received a number of accolades as the founder of Helpusadopt.org. She was named one of CNN’s 2011 Heroes, and a “Hero Among Us” by PEOPLE Magazine. She received the Congressional Institute’s Angels in Adoption Award in 2013. She was recognized by The Wall Street Journal as a Donor of the Day, and last year, she was recognized by Neiman Marcus as a strong woman who is making noise within her community. Her groundbreaking work has also been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show and People.com. Becky lives in Manhattan with her husband Kipp and her children Jake and Brooke