Useful Resources


Helpful Reading

Helpful Websites

  • Donor Conception Network (UK). DCN leads the way in providing original material supporting families built via donor conception. Many helpful resources. Interested folks should consider joining the Network as an international member for access to the regular newsletter, and to support their writing efforts.
  • Donor Sibling Registry. The oldest and largest database connecting donor-conceived people with donors and siblings from the same donor. Interested folks should consider joining the Registry to support their ongoing stream of research and advocacy on issues of importance to donor-conceived people.
  • Infertility Network. Infertility Network raises awareness of news and resources for all things infertility. Founder Diane Allen maintains an active database of news and events.
  • Creating a Family. Radio show, blog, podcasts on infertility and adoption
  • Fertility Matters (Canada). Fertility Matters (formerly IAAC) is an advocacy body working with government to present issues important to people experiencing infertility.

London-Area Counselling Resources

  • Jean Haase, MSW, RSW – Founder of SODCSN. Infertility, Third-Party Conception, Reproductive Loss, and Private Adoption []
  • Lois M. Ostolosky, LLB, MSW, RSW at Conceiving Wellness

Niagara/Hamilton Counselling Resources

  • Irene Glavac Petric MSW, RSW – 905-379-3667

Toronto-Area Counselling Resources

  • Dara Roth Edney, MSW, RSW at Informed Fertility
  • Amira Posner, BSW, MSW at Healing Infertility
  • Sari Shaicovitch, MEd, BSW, RSW at Sari Shaicovitch Counseling & Support
  • Samantha Yee, BSW, MSW, RSW, PhD at CReATe Fertility Centre also Choice Moms Toronto []

Windsor-Area Counselling Resources

  • Brenda Davie, PhD CPsych – Stewart, Plotnick, & Associates – Private counselling practice – 519.255.9695 ext 4

Legal Resources

These legal experts have graciously addressed SODCSN meetings:

Fertility Service Providers

These fertility providers have graciously supported SODCSN through funding:

  • CAN-AM Cryoservices. A special thanks to Haimant Bissessar and his team for underwriting expenses related to raising awareness.
  • Outreach Health Group. A special thanks to Heather Brooks and her team for underwriting Toronto meeting expenses.
  • The Fertility Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre. Our heartfelt thanks to The Fertility Clinic for starting SODCSN all those years ago, and for continuing to underwrite London meeting expenses.

2 thoughts on “Useful Resources

  1. Irene Glavac Petric MSW, RSW

    Hi Vince:

    Hope all is well. Sorry we missed you at CFAS this year. Hope to see you in Montreal next fall.
    Please feel free to add my name under counsellors for the Niagara/Hamilton area.

    Irene Glavac Petric MSW, RSW 905-379-3667

    I think there is also an error with the other counsellors contact. I clicked their names and it all went to error

    1. admin Post author


      Thank you! I certainly missed the camaraderie!
      Thank you also for the heads-up. I’ll most certainly add you and fix that now.



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