When I think about the most fun I’ve had in the last year, or in the year before that, or really in any year in the last decade, the best memories have one thing in common: my kids. I love hanging out with them. I love biking and hiking with them, exploring festivals and fairs, visiting museums and historical sites. When I’m with them, they make me slow down and see everything through new eyes. They notice things I have stopped noticing. They ask questions I stopped wondering about, and when I’m with them, the experience is richer in every way. That’s why I was so thrilled when I was invited to NW Kids. Everyone at NW Kids is so passionate about families and all the amazing things Portland has to offer. It was a perfect match.
In this issue, we start at the beginning, talking about infertility, IVF, and surrogacy. We explore how some folks build their families, and we look at the beauty of new life. Knowing, as I do, how much joy children can bring, I am pleased that we, in our small way, may be able to help families experience that. We can help people explore IVF or surrogacy and find the right way for them to grow their families.
If you are thinking about starting a family, or looking for something for your kids to do over the winter breaks, or trying to get your teenager involved in the holidays, this issue has got something for you. Melissa