Please Help Me Spread the Word About Adoption/Loss/Infertility

Since I have published my profile of Sarah (and this happened too after Courtney’s story ran) a couple of my friends who haven’t gone through infertility emailed me saying that they read the story with tears rolling down their faces. One said, “I had no idea. No idea.”

I honestly think that sharing these profiles is a real tool in educating the public what infertility is, and what it feels like. How difficult it can be for us to build our families. Because the public isn’t seeing the real story in the mainstream media.

So, I’m going to ask for your help. I told Mel that I would be very happy if this post was viewed 1,000 times. In disease studies, what’s important is the “reproduction number”, or RO, which is the amount of people who come into contact with the disease who get it.

In this case, I’m hoping that 1,000 people come into contact with this story, and then spread the truth about ALI with four others and four others, etc, etc.

Many of you (including Mel) have already shared the story:

– On Twitter
– On Facebook
– On StumbleUpon

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So far, “Sarah in Three Acts” has been read 157 times. Can you help me share the message further?

Here’s how:

— Link to the story on your blog.
— If you have a Twitter account, tweet it by clicking on the share button before the comments at the bottom of Sarah’s post. Click the twitter button.
— If you have a Facebook account that you would feel comfortable sharing this story from (I know some of you don’t talk to friends and family about what you’re going through, and I totally respect that!), share it on Facebook by clicking on the share button before the comments at the bottom of Sarah’s post. Click the Facebook button.
— If you have a StumbleUpon account, click on the share button before the comments at the bottom of Sarah’s post. Click the StumbleUpon button.
— If you want to email the link to this story to family and friends, please feel free to do so.
— Uh, I know Pinterest is the new big thing and I haven’t figured it out yet. If you know how to “pin” this story over there, PLEASE FEEL FREE 🙂

Together we have the chance to change hearts and minds. And this is coming from a total cynic!

Thank you for listening. I really, really appreciate it. And I will remember your help 🙂

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7 responses to “Please Help Me Spread the Word About Adoption/Loss/Infertility

  1. K

    I linked from my blog! This series is amazing and I’m so glad you’re doing it. Maybe it be pitched to the NYTimes or another publication.

  2. Linking from a post on my blog and tweeting & retweeting as much as I can! I’ll post a link to FB if I have a chance.

  3. Pingback: Building the ALI (Adoption/Loss/Infertility) Community « Family Building With a Twist

  4. Thank you for sharing these stories. I pinned both of them on Pinterest and will share later on my blog!

  5. Brenda

    Pinterest is done via photos in that when pinning the article, a picture within the article is what others will see. What would be great for pinterest would be to make a blog button for it. For example, make a blog button that says: “Faces and Stories of Adoption/Loss/Infertility” and include that in the articles. When someone pins your article, they can use the blog button so others looking through pinterest photos will know what is behind the photo. Using regular photos like those in your articles (as beautiful as they are) may not draw people in because they won’t know what is behind the photo.

    I would offer to make one, but I’m not exactly a crafty sort. Maybe throw it out there and see if someone could put one together. 🙂

    Thanks for the series. I’m 6.5 years into our journey and hoping, wishing, and pleading for this to be our year via adoption. I love how you are able to get to the raw emotion in your series and hope it really helps others to at least try to understand how hard this road is to walk. Thank you. Thank you.

  6. Ok I am not sure what you are asking for here, but I have my own infertility story to tell, which will not fit on my blog, so if there is a way I can help by telling my story I would be glad to.

  7. I just organized some links on my blog. Your series on Faces of ALI is included. Keep up the good work.
    Some really interesting posts and discussions going on over here this month.

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