Infertility & Miscarriage Grief

The pain of infertility can linger indefinitely. Before fostering or adopting, it is imperative to work through infertility and/or miscarriage grief and loss. While foster care or adoption can be a wonderful way to love and care for children, it does not make the grief of infertility disappear. Find support below to assist you on this journey. Please also reference our Find a Therapist, Grief & Loss, Mindfulness, Regulation & Resilience, Parent & Professional Care, and Resource Parent Grief pages for more resources.

"The secret to coping with the pain of an uncertain loss, regardless of culture or personal beliefs, is to avoid feeling helpless. This is accomplished by working to change what we can and accepting what we cannot.” ~Pauline Boss, grief expert & author The Myth of Closure, in ORPARC's library


Recommended Books & Article

Infertility-related grief materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library, including webinars by Robyn Gobbel on Grief in Foster & Adoptive Children & Families

Culturally specific


Videos & Podcasts