How to Respond to “Why Not Just Adopt?” When Going Through Infertility

Due to social distancing in light of COVID-19, pregnantish has canceled its annual National Infertility Awareness Week live event in NYC and has created 7 days of video content (produced by pregnantish Productions) in support of infertility awareness. 
 
The topic for our Day 6 of programming in honor of NIAW 2020 how to respond when someone asks you why you don’t “just adopt”?
 
It’s not uncommon for people to offer unsolicited advice when they hear that you’re undergoing IVF or fertility treatments. 
 
In this interview, filmed on location at NBC studios in New York City, Andrea Syrtash sits down with America’s etiquette expert, Thomas Farley, for a brief discussion on how people going through infertility and/or fertility treatments should respond to uncomfortable questions. 

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