Fertility treatments are not always successful. As one of the alternatives to becoming pregnant, adoption can be very rewarding. There are many options available, including embryo adoption.

At some point you may decide that you do not wish to continue infertility treatments and may choose to remain childfree. It is not unusual for partners to reach this point at different times.

Choosing to remain childfree must be a choice, even though this may not be what you had originally planned. Be certain to explore all of your options including donor cycles and adoption

Adoption Agencies

This listings are not associated with the Duke Fertility Center and do not imply endorsement by the Duke Fertility Center.

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

The Children’s Home Society
740 Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 14608
Greensboro, N.C. 27415

Catholic Social Services, Inc.
1123 S. Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

European Adoptive Consultants, Inc.
12608 Alameda Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149

Mandala Adoption Services
Hillsborough, NC

Mandala Adoption Services is a private, non-profit adoption agency located in Hillsborough, NC. They have been licensed since 1997 and they provide homestudies and post-placement services to families in North Carolina who are adopting domestically, internationally or a relative adoption. They have international adoption programs in six countries and place fifty children per year.

Other Adoption Resources

Resolve: The National Infertility Association
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1350
Bethesda, MD 20814

Social Services Division of the NC Department of Human Resources
325 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27611
A parent support organization that can direct you to other resources.

All You Need to Know About Adoption by USA People Search

Adoption Books

Our clinic has a lending library that has several books about adoption. Please feel free to check these books out if you are interested in learning more about the adoption process.

Childfree-Living Links

There seems to be a distinction between terms on the Internet. Childfree, childless, and childfree-by-choice are some of the more common terms.

Not all of these pages and links pertain to infertility patients. Some of the pages may infer strong desires and opinions for not having children. Many patients undergoing infertility treatments may not agree with all of these opinions.

Review the pages for their intent and target audience. The ideal pages are designed for people who do have desires to have children but are having to cope with the possibility of a lifestyle without children.

The INCIID to has a search engine pulls up information on childfree living as well as discussion groups that allow you to post messages.

The Childfree web ring offers links to a large number of web pages on the subject.

Childless by Choice has compiled information and references that can be a good starting point to learning more.