Join adoptive parents Cindy Chupack (Emmy-winning TV writer/producer and author) and her husband Ian Wallach (Criminal Defense and Constitutional Rights Attorney and Legal Commentator) for a discussion on their journey from infertility to adoption. If you have struggled with infertility and wondered…
How do I know when it’s time to let go of trying to conceive?
How do I know if adoption is right for me?
What are the pros and cons of domestic adoption?
How do I really feel about the prospect of open adoption?
Can I love an adopted child as much as I would one born to me?
… then this workshop is for you.
Cindy Chupack is best known as an Emmy-winning TV writer/producer whose credits include Modern Family, Sex and the City, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Author of New York Times bestseller “The Between Boyfriends Book,” her new comic memoir about marriage “The Longest Date: Life as a Wife” (released by Viking in January 2014) includes an honest, sometimes heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful story of what she and her husband, Ian Wallach, experienced during their baby quest. Cindy is currently writing a TV pilot based on “The Longest Date” for FOX, and preparing to direct her first feature in New York (so she may be joining the seminar by Skype). She has also written about dating and relationships for many magazines including Glamour and O, The Oprah Magazine (where she had her own columns), and she has been published twice in the New York Times’ Modern Love column. Cindy is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received a journalism degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and now lives with her husband, daughter and St. Bernard (his idea) in Marina del Rey, CA.
Tom Teicholz is an award winning journalist, writer and producer of print, film and lonie content. Tom’s four-part article, “Motility: A Memoir of Male Infertility” originally appeared on YourTango.com, and is available on Amazon.com
Ian Wallach is a lawyer and founding partner of Feldman & Wallach, a boutique criminal defense and civll litigation law firm based in Venice, California. He is a legal news commentator who has appeared on regional, national, and international television and radio shows speaking on current legal issues. He previously worked for the Office of the Public Defender. He did pro bono work defending Guantanamo Bay detainees in conjunction with the Center for Constitutional Rights. And during law school at U.C. Hastings, Ian was chosen for a clerkship in the Hague where he participated in drafting the Milosevic indictment. He also wrote “A Father’s Story: Mourning The Baby We Never Had” for O, The Oprah Magazine, and that piece is now part of his wife Cindy Chupack’s comic (and sometimes poignant) memoir about marriage and their baby quest, The Longest Date: Life as a Wife (published by Viking in January 2014, available now)