“A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you do not make the turn.”
We believe strongly that having a child is a basic right of choice and work thoughtfully and purposefully within an inclusive and anti-discriminatory framework. Whether you are trying to conceive at home or through a fertility clinic, are struggling after trying on your own, or knowing you need help from the start, we are here to support you.
We offer support to anyone who comes to us in their journey to become a parent or to expand their family, those who are looking for support after completing their family, and those whose dream it is to help someone else have a baby. We are available to support friends and family wishing to better understand and comfort loved ones, or to support you through a new phase of life once your family is complete. And for those who have decided to move on from treatments into a new and unexpected pathway, we are here for you as well.
In all these cases, we are here to answer your questions, help you navigate complex emotions and decisions, assuage your concerns, and help you step into the life that’s waiting for you.
Informed Fertility is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has capacity to support clients residing in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta, as well as people from around the world coming to Toronto for treatment. We work closely with well-respected clinics, fertility specialists, reproductive lawyers, supporting agencies and community organizations, as well as other professionals, in assisting our clients navigate the complexities of the assisted fertility journey.
Our Professional Team
Dara Roth Edney
Dara has been practicing social work since 2000, and her focus includes reproductive counselling and mental health support, as well as research in these areas. She is committed to providing services that are inclusive, empathetic, personalized and helpful, informed by her educational background and years of clinical and research experience, and inspired by her own long journey with infertility, IVF and ultimately, surrogacy.
Blair Wexler-Singer, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, practicing with a focus in the field of reproductive counselling. She has extensive familiarity working with people who have endured trauma, grief and loss, addiction, mental illness and attachment challenges. With over 15 years’ experience in family and child services, Blair is highly skilled at developing and implementing psycho-educational training workshops and is well versed in conducting mandatory assessments for prospective foster, kinship, and adopting families. She was most recently the Foster Care Coordinator at Jewish Family & Child Service (JF&CS), where she provided mentorship and family support to both foster and adopt families.
General Counselling Support
Implications Counselling & Reports
Pregnancy, Parenting or Moving on
Donor and Surrogate Assessments
Support for Family, Friends & Donor Conceived Adults
Emotional and practical support for loved ones and donor conceived adults
Group Counselling and Mediation
Counselling support, group facilitation and mediation for parties of 2+
Dara Talks to Patients Videos and Podcasts
You are not alone
USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
Helpful websites and books
Memberships and Associations
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND OUR PROMISE
Toronto is the traditional territory of many Indigenous nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. Read more…