A New Book Shares the Story of an Egg Donor Baby

Lori Metz, LCSW has written a ground-breaking book, I Dreamed of You, which tells how the parent and child came together.

Online PR News – 15-April-2021 – New York, New York – Lori Metz, LCSW, CCM, BC-TMH, has written a ground-breaking book, I Dreamed of You, which tells how the parent and child came together. Lori Metz is a licensed clinical social worker, certified in case management, and broad certified in telemental health. Lori has had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and groups and hosts a LIFE podcast: Love, Insight, Fertility, Experiences.

“The book was inspired by the work I do with so many,” Ms. Metz said. “It tells a story of how the parent and child came together and was written in response to the experiences my patients encountered as they attempted to find balance and comfort in their donor egg journeys.”

I Dreamed of You is a way to open up this critical and impactful conversation. It allows the mother to embrace all the love, caring, nurturing, and desire she gave to the child from contemplation to birth and beyond. It takes so much love to tell how the child came to be, and this is a love story.

“Lori Metz brings her compassionate love and grounded wisdom to help families come to greater acceptance, understanding, and celebration of their journey with egg donation. This book is a gift that parents and their children will appreciate and treasure!” - Dr. Miriam Pineles, DACM, L.AC.

“A reproductive tissue donor (egg, sperm, or embryo) is an important partner in family building for hundreds of thousands of families. They say that DNA does not make a family- LOVE does. That resonates with many of us who have adopted aunties, uncles, cousins, etc., into their tribe, who have strained or non-existent relationships with “blood relatives,” who have blended families of any kind. Biology is not destiny! “Who we are” is shaped by our environment, our education, and our upbringing. Being a parent is NOT defined by genetics. I ‘Dreamed of You’ is a comforting ritual for anyone on a family building (through reproductive tissue donation or otherwise) journey.” - Carol Lunn Curchoe, Ph.D., Reproductive Physiologist & Founder, ART Compass.

“This book is a wonderful tribute to the love between parent and child and the journey many parents embark on to meet their babies.” - Dr. Meivys Garcia, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist

I Dreamed of You is currently available at all major online book stores and is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Lori Metz, LCSW, is a therapist, author, and public speaker who has worked in health care for over twenty years in various settings such as hospitals, home care, health insurance, and patient safety oversight organizations. She is an expert on mental health, how to process and cope with infertility psychologically and emotionally, pursuing third-party reproduction to build your family, as well as communication skills, relationship strategies, self-care, nurturing, and more. She encourages curiosity and changing your perspective when going through treatment, and using gratitude to cope. Her profound understanding of those providing care, needing care, and paying for care has allowed her to develop successful strategic campaigns and programs across the country.