Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW, is a clinical social worker whose practice focuses on infertility. pregnancy loss, third-party reproduction, and adoption. She is the author or co-author of six books in the field, most recently Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation, which she wrote with Dr. Evelina Sterling.


Posts by Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Grandparenting: Navigating risk as the pandemic continues

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

As the pandemic reshaped lives in March, grandparents had to take heightened safety precautions around seeing their children and grandchildren. With fall here and winter on the way, basic preventive steps have not changed, but some grandparents are finding they need to balance rewards and risk, and that conversations with family members about expectations need to be ongoing.

Grandparenting in the time of COVID-19

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

As parents grapple with school and daycare closings prompted by coronavirus, grandparents have questions about helping with child care and whether they can safely spend time with their grandchildren.

Surrogacy: Who decides to become a gestational carrier?

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

What prompts a woman to become a surrogate or gestational carrier, carrying a child for people she may not know? The answers seem straightforward in some instances and more complex in others.

Infertility the second time around

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

If you have a child and wish for more but are struggling with fertility issues, you may have many feelings and concerns. Here are some steps and strategies you may find helpful.

Infertility: Grandparents in waiting

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

Parents of adult children who are struggling with infertility experience complicated feelings, both for what their child is going through and for themselves. Knowing how to deal with these feelings can make the situation easier for everyone involved.

Hope and caution during infertility treatment

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

Managing hope is a major challenge during fertility treatment. Sometimes people wonder whether being positive or hopeful affects outcomes. Yet balancing optimism and caution isn’t simple and is for each individual to decide.

What donor offspring seek when they do DNA testing

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

Readily available DNA testing unexpectedly changed some family trees. But people who grew up knowing –– or recently learned –– they were donor-conceived may have differing reasons for wanting to better understand their personal stories.

DNA testing forever changed donor conception

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

DNA testing kits can upend identity and spark a multitude of questions for some children conceived with donor sperm and parents who hadn’t shared origin stories.

Father’s Day: Tools for coping when celebration brings pain

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

While Father’s Day gets less sentimental build up than Mother’s Day, it may still bring out intense emotions for many men even if they are not parents themselves.

Mother’s Day: Tools for coping when celebration brings pain

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

Mother’s Day is meant to be a day of celebration. But for many women it can also be a day of discomfort. Tools for coping may make this easier to manage.