I recommend finding a support group for infertile peoplen. While this website has a “no kids” section, that’s not the support you will appreciate, as it’s for people who chose to not have children.
Are you on Reddit?
There are several support communities for infertile men and women on Reddit, I’m part of one myself. Wherever you are on the infertility road, there’s a support group for it! I’ve listed them in the order I think they will be helpful to you:
Reddit InfertilitySucks sub:
The one place where you don’t have to pretend like everything is ok. You can get mad here, you can get sad here. You can swear as much as you like! It’s for those of us who don’t want the “puppies and rainbows”. You are welcome here regardless of where you are on your infertility journey, thus please keep in mind that pregnancies and children may be mentioned and/or discussed.
This is a sub for anyone who finds themselves at the crossroads of infertility and adoption. We welcome people who are considering adoption, however hesitantly or fleetingly, instead of ART treatment or as a backup option, as well as those who’ve already begun or completed the adoption process.
This sub is a safe place to air and get support for all the feelings that come up around this decision, including but not limited to: grief, resentment, fear, and anger, as well as excitement, joy, and hope.
We are a community for those who have struggled with infertility or are childless by other circumstance and have made the decision to live childfree. This includes:
- those who have decided to quit/not pursue fertility treatments
- those who have decided to quit/not pursue adoption or fostering
- anyone who cares about the above people
- anyone who is interested in this lifestyle.
Reddit infertility sub:
We’re here for women and men dealing with primary or secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and/or trouble conceiving. This is the place to go when it feels like everyone is pregnant, except you.
This is a place for all people interested in issues relating to male infertility.
Discussion and links of interest to childfree individuals. “Childfree” refers to those who do not have and do not ever want children (whether biological, adopted, or otherwise).
welcomes all members of the adoption triad: adoptive families, birth families, and adoptees.
If you are:
- considering adopting a child
- considering surrendering a child
- searching for your biological family
- seeking a copy of your original birth certificate
- involved in access-to-records activism
- struggling with issues related to being a transracial or transnational adoptee
- affected by any adoption-related issue
This sub is a great place to share news stories, self-posts, and support.