Being a parent isn't tied solely to sharing DNA; love goes beyond bloodlines.

Yet, grasping the impact DNA has on shaping a person's identity is a profound insight that can be a guiding light on your child's path.

"This course helped me understand my child's

perspective like nothing else has.

I'm so glad I know this now, when my kiddo is still little." - K.S

You will learn:

Strategies on how to talk with your child about their genetic and biological origins from a young age.

How to answer questions when you don't have the answer.

How DNA plays a role in identity development.

This course goes beyond the basics to a deeper dive:

Gain insights into genetic bewilderment, the significance of genetic mirroring, and the fundamentals of epigenetics.

Leave with the skills to help your child embrace their whole self, navigate their identity, and achieve a robust, well-rounded sense of self.

"Embracing your child's differences and engaging in distinguishing behaviors, fosters self-acceptance and paves the way for a healthier, integrated identity."

-Jana Rupnow, Licensed Professional Counselor

Comprehensive Content of this Course:

Explore the Significance of Genetic Identity and Its Role in Shaping Our Sense of Self.

Understand the Power of Genetic Mirroring in Personal Development.

Learn How a Lack of Information Can Impact Identity Formation.

Explore the Fascinating Role of Epigenetics in Donor Conception and Adoption.

Learn Practical Strategies to Master Distinguishing Behaviors.

Bonus: Gain Access to Sample Scripts to Apply Your Enhanced Parenting Skills.

Course materials written by Jana Rupnow, Professional Counselor specializing in third party reproduction and author of Three Makes Baby.

When you buy the course, you'll get a PDF of

Three Makes Baby Workbook, (Value of $12.99)

Hi! I’m Jana Rupnow. A Licensed Professional Counselor and Author of Three Makes Baby.

Love makes a family, and education makes a family well. That's why I'm here. I believe that strong, healthy families having the most powerful growth and healing potential for a child!

I developed concepts, teaching tool and exercises based on decades of professional observation which you can benefit from!

This comprehensive course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to foster your child's identity like never before.

I think of it as leveling up in your parenting power! Ready to get started?

Courses designed in accordance with the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines.

Three Makes Baby Book

DO YOU KNOW—Most Common Concerns Intended Parents Have about Donor Conception?

Millions of people dream of having a baby but struggle for years with infertility or seek other unconventional ways to build a family. In an era of new options in reproductive medicine, many couples are using a third person’s egg, sperm, or embryo to conceive. Having a child with another person’s genetics is complex. Couples have concerns about how donor conception will affect their future family life, especially their child. Confusion and fear can leave parents feeling unequipped on this path to parenthood. Shame and unresolved grief about infertility create silence around a controversial topic that needs a voice. Secrets can hurt a family.

A fertility counselor addresses your urgent questions:

Why should we tell our child we’re not genetically related?

How do we tell our child about donor conception?

And when is the best time?

What if my child is upset?

What if I don’t feel like the real parent?

Will others treat our family differently?

Should we keep the donor a secret?

You can learn to overcome fears that make you want to keep a secret—yet maintain your family’s privacy. This book offers education and awareness so parents can guide their donor-conceived children through various stages of development with age-appropriate conversations.

Three Makes Baby Workbook

Prepare to Use a Donor Three Makes Baby Workbook is the companion workbook to Three Makes Baby-How to Parent Your Donor-Conceived Child.

This workbook is designed to help readers work through Rupnow’s “Five Common Fears About Donor Conception”. Drawing on a more than a decade of professional experience with couples, Rupnow created twenty simple exercises to offer readers a way to identify their current attitudes, thoughts and feelings as they contemplate donor conception.

In this accessible workbook, self-tests, pointed questions, and journaling will help readers learn to apply the concepts outlined in Three Makes Baby-How to Parent Your Donor-Conceived Child. Brand new to this working edition is an illustration of the Carlile Grief Model (New Dream/Old Dream) and Thirty Questions to Ask Your Donor Program to be a more informed participant in the donation process. A bonus exercise written for the kids, uses game analogies to teach children how to respond to challenging questions from their peers.

Whether worried about your child’s feelings, being the legitimate parent, or coping with social differences, this book offers a practical way to cope with the confusing thoughts and emotions that arise on the path to growing your family in a non-traditional way. The twenty exercises were written to give the reader clarity and help couples communicate about their specific concerns, feeling more empowered to make the best decisions for their family.

Fertility psychotherapist, Jana Rupnow, interviews parents, donor conceived individuals and professionals about the challenges and dilemmas of assisted reproductive technology baby-making and the expect-able tensions between positive and negative feelings that come along the way when, instead of baby makes three; three makes baby.

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Being a parent isn't tied solely to sharing DNA; love goes beyond bloodlines.

Yet, grasping the impact DNA has on shaping a person's identity is a profound insight that can be a guiding light on your child's path.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Strategies on how to share information about your donor with your child from a young age.

  • Practical examples for discussing anonymous donation with your child.

  • How to answer hard questions from your child.

  • How DNA plays a role in identity development.