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Jana Rupnow, LPC- Founder Three Makes Baby and International Donor Conception Awareness Day
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 Workbook. Jana has offered guidance to thousands of people exploring alternative paths to parenthood including donor conception, adoption, and surrogacy. Jana is committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, SMBC and members of the BIPOC community. Learn more about Jana's background.

Services Provided
  • Family building guidance and support for those seeking to become parents through unique means, understanding each journey's distinct needs and challenges.
  • Clinic-required counseling required by fertility clinics for those considering donor gametes or surrogacy.
  • Donation conception facilitation with known parties prior and post conception.
  • Support for Adoptees and Donor Conceived Persons (DCPs): guidance navigating the complexities of identity and family relationship issues, providing a supportive space to explore and understand their unique experiences.
  • For Parents of Adoptees and DCPs: education on the importance of identity development in their children, repair after betrayal or late discovery. Support during relationship disruption.

Professional and Education Services

  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Amber University

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Three Makes Baby Resources

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. Jana also knows what it's like to experience infertility. She and her husband had secondary infertility and adopted their daughter. Working as an independent, Rupnow has fostered relationships with endocrinologists, agencies and fertility specialists across the United States. Rupnow’s work, includes Three Makes Baby Podcast a podcast about fertility, family and genetics. "I encourage communication between donor conceived parents and donor conceived adults to raise awareness of the inherent challenges donor conceived families may face across the lifespan."

Listen over 70 episodes of interviews with donor conceived adults, recipient parents, parents on the journey to use a donor and experts on your favorite podcast platform or here.

For consultation, counseling, training for professionals, or a speaking engagement, email [email protected] or request an appointment online. Follow JanaRupnowLPC on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for up-to-date content and the latest news.

Parent resources include Jana's digital courses.

Level 1: Preparing to Tell
Level 2: Parenting with Confidence

Rupnow's theraputic techniques: cognitive behavioral techniques, NLP, dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered, solution-focused therapy, crisis intervention, mindfulness, relaxation methods, psycho-educational, didactic work, Gestalt, psychoanalytic therapy, EFT and emotional REMAP.

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 eucation program. J Contin Educ Nurs; 34(2):78-85.PMID: 12675327