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Help Kristina reach her dream of motherhood
$2,099 raised
35% of $6k goal
28 contributors
5 Years running

Hi, I'm Kristina, a Bay Area woman who has always dreampt of being a mom. I thought it would "just happen" but, although I've had a great life so far, it hasn't yet included having a family and fulfilling what I feel as my purpose. It seems that I'm now racing the clock.

I have already tried on my own and with a partner, but after significant expense and over 10 years trying (including two miscarriages and fibroid surgery), I still don't have my own child to love. I love my nieces and nephew very much, but they live in another state and I feel called to have my own child and be that one person who loves them unconditionally and is always there for them. I've been ready for a long time.

Which brings me to my request...I have discovered a wonderful program that I know will work for me called California Conceptions. They are a donor embryo program that provides three attempts to become pregnant with healthy embryos not used in IVF procedures. I consider it adoption from conception. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to become pregnant and nurture the child through a healthy pregnancy, as well as after they are born. IVF and adoption often cost 15K or more and is not guaranteed. This program would cost 12.5K for all three attempts.

I am asking for help raising about half that cost, or $6,000. I am confident I can contribute the other half myself but not much more. I'm also hoping to start my family without going too deeply into debt knowing I will need considerable resources as a new mom, especially in the Bay Area. Would you consider making a donation, at whatever level is comfortable for you? Or would you consider sharing this campaign with your friends? Perhaps with other mothers or couples who, like me, had to struggle with infertility or other obstacles to becoming parents.

Thank you so much for hearing my story. I am glad to offer career counseling packages to support you or a friend in your career transition or job search, or resume/cover letter editing, as reward and appreciation for donations of $50 or more. 

With Gratitude,


p.s. Here is a significant reason why I'm excited about this program and believe it will work for me:

"The California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program was founded in 2010, with the intent to offer a highly successful alternative to expensive fertility treatments and adoption...patients with a normal uterus will typically have such a high rate of success, we are able to extend a refund option. Hundreds of patients from across the US and the world have traveled to our program and been successful. In most cases, the three transfers result in a cumulative 95% rate of success. Searching the web for information about our program will turn up patient testimonials and success stories."


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Resume Review
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Resume review and feedback/editing over email. Developing a clear resume narrative for your career objective.
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One 60-Minute Career Counseling Session
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1 60-minute career counseling session at my Oakland office or over the phone.
Career exploration or job search support and resources.
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Two 60-Minute Career Counseling Sessions
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Two 60-Minute Career Counseling Sessions in my Oakland office or over the phone. Includes career exploration and assessments or job search support.
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4 60-Minute Career Counseling Sessions incl MBTI
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Four 60-minute career counseling sessions at my Oakland office or over the phone, including MBTI assessment, interpretation, and career matching.
Email coaching and resources between sessions
Two rounds of resume/cover letter review and editing over email.
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