I've chosen to be a sponsor for the Beautiful Babies contest, a national contest where parents can submit their babies' photos and win up to $5k (not to mention just the simple thrill of bragging rights!)
It may seem awkward, the Houston Fertility Center connecting to a competition where the thing our patients long for -- a baby -- is being celebrated. But I like to think of it as a healthy way to interact with the world. After all, babies -- all babies -- ARE beautiful. That's why we strive so hard to have our own. Aside from their extreme "cuteness factor" we're geared instinctively to appreciate our own offspring over any other of our lives' creations.
The other side of our sponsorship is that after all these years serving infertility patients, many people who come to our Center now are doing so to have another baby. We have a wall full of happy faces, and we thought this would be a delightful way for our patients, past and present, to share their joy (and maybe win big!) It's a lighthearted contest where friends and family are asked to vote for their favorites.
If you'd like to join in the fun, you'll need to submit your child's photo by this Friday, June 25. You can find out more details through this link. http://kiah.tribunepromotions.com/babies/