About Jana M Rupnow, LPC in Dallas
Jana M Rupnow is a licensed counselor in Dallas, TX, offering counseling services locally and speaking and consulting internationally.
Jana M. Rupnow, LPC is a internationally recognized fertility mental health expert and author of the best selling book Three Makes Baby- How to Parent Your Donor Conceived Child and the Three Makes Baby Companion Workbook
Education and Training
She received a bachelor of science from Texas A&M University and a master of arts, in professional counseling from Amber University. Jana has a master's degree in professional counseling and has practiced as a licensed professional counselor since 2010. She offers consulting in the U.S. and internationally.
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Author and Speaker
Jana's best-selling book, Three Makes Baby-How to Parent Your Donor-Conceived Child, introduced the field to the “five common fears” that parents-to-be face as they contemplate having a non-biological child. Thousands of readers around the world have trusted her work because Jana knows what it’s like to be in a non-biological family, as an adoptee and adoptive mom. Learn more about her publications and family resources at ThreeMakesBaby.com.
Personal and Professional
Jana has helped thousands of people facing the psychological and social challenges of infertility as well as those preparing for third-party family building and adoption. She also knows what it's like to experience infertility. She and her husband had male-factor, secondary infertility and adopted their daughter from China. Since then Jana has helped thousands of people during their path to pregnancy, especially those preparing to grow their family in non-traditional ways. Working as an independent, Rupnow has fostered relationships with endocrinologists, agencies and fertility specialists across the United States.
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Rupnow’s work, includes a podcast called Three Makes Baby, which encourages communication between donor conceived parents and donor conceived adults to raise awareness of the inherent challenges donor conceived families may face across the lifespan. You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your platform of choice.
A Note from Jana about Third Party Reproduction (Donor Conception) Counseling
"Third-party reproduction counseling is a vital step in the process, and many fertility doctors throughout the country refer their patients to me. Your doctor prepares you for the medical process, and I help you with your family’s psychological, emotional and social needs across the lifespan. Donor conception is a decision that impacts the rest of your life, and you will just scrape the surface in the doctor’s office. I have seen countless people in my office who are contemplating or preparing to use a donor and are searching for more information on this complex issue. I wrote and published, Three Makes Baby, as a guide for intended parents to emotionally prepare for the process. The second half of the book is dedicated to talking to your child at different stages of development."
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Rupnow's Additional Publications: (2001) Leap for Life Book Leap for Life: A Guide to Heart Disease Prevention and Maintenance. Acorn Press, Lancaster, Pa., (April 2001). Leap for Life: innovative patient education to optimize outcomes among patients with cardiovascular disease. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent).; 14(2):179-82; discussion 182., 2003 Mar-Apr), Creating an outcomes-based tool for learning barrier assessment in an outpatient education program. J Contin Educ Nurs; 34(2):78-85.PMID: 12675327