In 2005, Ron Poole-Dayan, then a father of 4 year old twins from surrogacy, asked the LGBT Center in New York City to create a monthly workshop for men who are interested in biological parenting. Fast forward to today, and what started as a workshop is now a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing gay men with educational and financial support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy.
When members of a local pregnancy loss support group joined together with the mission of helping others going through similar tragedies while also honoring the life of their child, the Delaware Chapter of The TEARS Foundation was born.
We had the opportunity to connect with Lindsay Griffin, the host of The RADfertility Patient Support Group to learn more about her mission, some details of the group, and how she plans on making a difference.
Since 2018, Footsteps for Maddie has raised over $14,000 to support the Bayhealth Foundation’s bereavement program for families who have experienced a loss.
As an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Delaware, Alisha McCanney has had the opportunity to work with many different populations. It wasn’t until she personally faced a reproductive health issue that Alisha noticed a gap in reproductive mental health resources.
The FreeLee Life Services assists with funding for women who need help covering fees for infertility and for same sex & transgender couples who need financial assistance toward artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or adoption fees.
The ART of Infertility’s mission is to break the silence around the experiences of infertility, offering art and storytelling as therapeutic heuristics to capture and express the realities, pains, and joys of infertility.
Tara Hilton has battled endometriosis for over 25 years and has learned that the key to a better prognosis is early detection. From speaking at the Worldwide EndoMarch in Washington, D.C. to leading the charge in Delaware to declare March as Endometriosis Awareness Month, Tara defines the word advocate in every fashion.
Anne Mathay’s fertility journey over the last five years has been challenging. After going through a pregnancy loss in 2010 and the stillbirth of her son Henry in 2012, Anne was filled with anxiety and fear when she became pregnant again, and wasn’t sure where to turn.
More Patient Resources
IVF Success Rates
We lead the way through research and innovation contributing to nationally recognized success rates.
We have compiled a list of resources aimed at helping patients navigate their fertility journey.
Patients on their fertility journey will often have to administer medication through injection at home.
Read from our own patients and hear their stories about their experience at RADfertility.
RADfertility Patient Support Group
Women from all stages of treatment are welcome to the RADfertility Patient Support Group led by Lindsay Griffin, LCSW.
Making a Difference
The Making a Difference series highlights the dedicated organizations and individuals in the community available to help you on your journey.
"I feel so lucky to have found RADfertility. I tried two other clinics before I expanded my search and found RADfertility. I drive an hour each way to go to them but I don’t regret a thing. They are so caring and so professional. Every time I message them they respond quickly. Every time I see them they have a friendly smile and warm welcome. They explain everything so well and I never feel lost in the process as I did elsewhere. They also took the time to figure out what was wrong. Other clinics threw up their hands, said 'I don’t know' and pushed me to try IVF."
"Dr. Feinberg and the entire staff at RADfertility are absolutely amazing. The receptionists, coordinators, nurses, and lab staff are compassionate, caring, and straight forward. I’ve had a 12-year infertility journey and I’ve tried other clinics but RADfertility was the only one I felt at ease with. They answered any questions that I had and were there any time I needed them. My coordinator, Amy, was the absolute best and always had my back. Dr. Feinberg’s dedication to his patients is incredible. You are not just a number there, you are a person with individualized needs and care."
"My journey with RADfertility and Dr. McGuirk started when my husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RADfertility, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and 'fixed' me. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RADfertility for their unwavering support, love, and care."
"Every step of our journey was tailored to us. We were treated so respectfully. Every detail was clearly explained and we felt so comfortable. Rhonda Wright was a Godsend and inspiring. I highly recommend this place! I cried when my weekly appointments were done and I 'graduated.'"
"The day I met Dr. Neithardt I knew she was the perfect doctor for me. Dr. Neithardt was so compassionate every step of the way. She held my hand, she hugged away tears, and continued to give me hope. There are not enough 'thank you's' in the world for Dr. Neithardt and the whole RADfertility team who will forever have a special place in my heart."
"RADfertility's staff has heart and provided me with exceptional health care. I knew I was in good hands and felt like we were in this together. The doctors and nursing staff always answered all of my questions and provided thorough information about all of my options. I am so fortunate and appreciative of the care that I received at RADfertility. They go above and beyond."
"I cannot begin to explain how wonderful RADfertility is. We were frustrated with trying to start a family and it not working for us. The entire team of doctors and nurses made us feel comfortable and hopeful that we would be parents. We experienced so many ups and downs but we never felt like we were on our IVF journey alone, we had our RADfertility team every step of the way. If you're looking for a supportive team on the IVF journey, look no further. RADfertility is the absolute best."
"Dr. Schillings always kept us informed and never gave up on us. She always explained our options and risks with each procedure. She called us personally when there were any issues or sensitive subjects to cover. Dr. Schillings was the first doctor that had answers for us and wanted to help us have our miracle baby!"
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
Newark, DE 19713
Silverside Medical Center
2700 Silverside Road, Suite 2A
Wilmington, DE 19810
Eden Hill Medical Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 240
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 602-8832