70 episodes

A podcast about fertility, family and genetics hosted by Jana Rupnow, LPC, a fertility, donor conception and adoption psychotherapist.

Three Makes Baby Podcast Jana M Rupnow, LPC

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

A podcast about fertility, family and genetics hosted by Jana Rupnow, LPC, a fertility, donor conception and adoption psychotherapist.

    Recipient Parent and Her ”Unknown” Sperm Donor Meet

    Recipient Parent and Her ”Unknown” Sperm Donor Meet

    Ever wondered what it would be like to meet the donor you used to conceive? A recipient parent, Romi, and her previously unknown sperm donor, meet and share their experience with Jana Rupnow on this episode of Three Makes Baby.

    • 38 min
    Dave Berry: Re-making Identity after Discovering Hard Truths about your Biological Origins

    Dave Berry: Re-making Identity after Discovering Hard Truths about your Biological Origins

    Dave Berry, featured on Good Morning America and the New York Times, bravely shares a difficult discovery about his biological origins. His biological father was his mom's fertility doctor, who used his sperm without her consent to conceive him.


    There are some even darker details in this episode, as well as moments of once in a lifetime happiness. If you think it's rare for biological siblings in different families to bump into each other, you may be shocked by the story he tells about his sisters.


    Dave's resiliency and compassion to help others is truly inspiring. He is speaking out to create a safe space for fertility patients in all 50 states. Listen to this episode of @threemakesbaby on Apple podcasts or use the link in my bio. Watch for Dave's story to be featured in a future Dateline episode.


     


    #donorconceivedperson #dcp #dcpvoice


    #fertilityfraud #daveberry


    #BiologicalFather #Doctor #fertilitydoctor


    #Siblings #DNATest


    #DNADiscovery #LateDiscovery


     

    • 45 min
    Ally’s Take on Neverending New Siblings

    Ally’s Take on Neverending New Siblings

    In this episode of @threemakesbaby, she shares how her relationship with a growing number of half-siblings has evolved over time, including some of the joys and challenges. Ally shares what it's like to learn of new siblings and how she copes with not knowing how many more are out there. We also confront the idea that bumping into an unknown half-sibling is rare and discuss why limiting the number of families that use a single donor is important.
     
    I know you will enjoy her honest and thoughtful perspective as always!


     


    Parents, if you wonder how your donor conceived child may experience half-sibling relationships in adulthood, you won't want to miss this episode.
     
    It was so great to talk to Ally of @halfofmepodcast again and after two years, she has a special announcement about her podcast!


     


    #donorconceivedperson #dcp #dcpvoice


    #Siblings #DNATest #podcast


    #DNADiscovery #threemakesbabypodcast


    #DonorConceivedRights #DonorConceivedPersonRights


    #ThirdpartyReproduction


    #donorconceivedfamily


    #twomoms #twodads


    #deivfbaby #donoreggsivf


    #donorspermivf #SMBC

    • 51 min
    Lesbian and Donor Conceived, a New Perspective

    Lesbian and Donor Conceived, a New Perspective

    Jana Rupnow talks to the woman behind @satricaldonorconception, a lesbian and donor conceived adult.  We discussed one of her posts that caused a stir in the LGBTQ community and talk about some of the complex issues about family building using purchased donor gametes. She confronts the idea of a two parent household as being "revolutionary" and challenges new ways of looking at family building to within her community, especially to consider the needs of donor conceived people, like herself.
     

    • 43 min
    Stacy’s Success Story

    Stacy’s Success Story

    I spoke with the founder of RISE Collaborative, @stacytaubman, about her late discovery of being donor conceived. She is in contact with her biological father, a prominent plastic surgeon, and writing a book about her experience. If you haven't told your child, adult or younger, if they are donor conceived, Stacy encourages it. (You could plan to do it on IDCAD, April 27, 2022)
     
    Listen to our conversation, episode 70 of @threemakesbabypodcast.


     

    • 36 min
    Kiara Raised by Single Mom by Choice

    Kiara Raised by Single Mom by Choice

    Kiara shares her experienced being raised by a single mom and what it was like being told about her story from the beginning.  She found her donor as an adult and has a relationship with siblings conceived using the same donor. She is open and willing to share her story with others. Connect with her on social media: @kiararaeschuh
     
    *I use the terminology the dc person wishes to use.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Alex Lament ,

Love this podcast

I love this podcast and I love the host, Jana. She come to the topic with experiences that allow her to be empathetic to all of her guests. I am donor conceived and this podcast has helped me understand my feelings better by hearing other stories. Anyone deciding about using donor gametes, donor conceived, or just interested in the industry and it’s impacts on the humans involved would love this podcast.

therealladyluck ,

Most helpful podcast

I am adopted and am and adult now going through male infertility that has my husband really struggling with his mental health. Donor sperm and adoption is something that is so normal to me and I had parents that handled it so well and never hid it from myself or my brother that was adopted from another family. We were never treated any differently so it’s had been hard for my to understand his hesitation to move forward. Realizing that this is all so foreign to him and gaining tools to help him through his grief through this podcast has been incredibly helpful and has allowed me to understand his point of view.

Ar0827 ,

Amazing

Thank you for this podcast - it is so important and necessary

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