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Kassandra Mayo

March’s President’s Letter

DATE : March 2, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Sitting in the fertility clinic waiting to hear my name get called for what seemed like the hundredth time in our 12 years of TTC, I noticed the waiting room to be a little more crowded than normal. Couples clasping hands, guys shaking their legs so hard they look like their gonna take off, individuals […]

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From a Friends Point of View

DATE : February 13, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

One of my best friends has tried to have babies with her husband since they married many years ago.  They were never able to conceive.  She has considered adoption – and would love to adopt. But I know her heart is set on creating her own life.  I understand this feeling as I feel the […]

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February’s President’s Letter

DATE : January 31, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

While most tend to put an emphasis on flattering their significant others with chocolates, flowers and love letters around the middle of the month, I wonder what it would be like if we celebrated every day of the month with just as much enthusiasm. Most of us would fess up and say that our relationships […]

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How We Came To Choose Donor Egg Path

DATE : January 26, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

by Anonymous Contributor When I found out my best egg from IVF was missing chromosome #2, I realized I didn’t want to throw more good money at more potentially bad eggs. Months later, that sentence still raises grief. But I knew then the practical decision on a financial and emotional level was to get a […]

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(Re)productive Journey

DATE : January 19, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

by Anonymous Contributor If you are starting out on the assisted reproductive journey, I want to tell you what I didn’t know when I started: gather the troops. Be ready to say the words “I need.” Also, this reproductive journey may not be as smooth and quick as you may hope and expect. Try to […]

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January’s Presidents Letter

DATE : January 5, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Were you one of the many that was glad to see 2019 go? As I look back at what Conceive Nebraska achieved, the work we did, and the relationships we made in 2019, I can’t help but be thankful and excited at what’s to come! So thankful, that as I look to 2020, I envision […]

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~The Year of Hope~

DATE : January 1, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Every year we mutter, “where did the time go?” and we take a minute to ponder how we spent the last 365 days. I’ll be honest, when I look back at this last year, I find myself exhaling a HUGE sigh of relief. So many things changed and yet stayed the same. One thing that […]

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December Presidents Letter

DATE : December 5, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

As I reflect on my first year as president, I can’t help but feel grateful for all of you. Without you, Conceive Nebraska couldn’t exist!  Whether you donated to the cause, were one of the 300 individuals who personally attended one of our events, volunteered on our board, started a conversation in one of our […]

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Our Adoption Story

DATE : November 19, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

~By Amber Owens Failure after failure is what describes the last 4 years of our lives. My husband and I started trying to have a baby a year after our marriage. Nine months went by and still no baby. I am impatient and went to my doctor. This is a time when my impatience was […]

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National Adoption Month-Our Open Adoption Story

DATE : November 8, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Infertility treatments, miscarriage, foster care, failed adoption, open adoption. All of these things have been apart of my life that last 12 years. I had always wanted to be a mother and when I finally met the man of my dreams we started trying a year after marriage. After a missed period and negative tests […]

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