Fight for Alabama Families

Show Your Support & Purchase a Bow

Fight for Alabama Families

We love seeing this community rally together to protect our families and providers. The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling has given us an opportunity to raise awareness and educate the greater population on infertility and how the IVF process helps to create life.

But we can’t stop now! We have to continue the conversation to ensure we are heard and not forgotten. We encourage you to show your support for Alabama families by purchasing an orange bow.

Why orange? Orange is the national color of infertility. It promotes a sense of wellness, compassion and warmth. 

How will you receive the bow? Bows will be delivered and hung on your business door or mailbox for residences in the Birmingham city limits. Shipping is available for those who live outside Birmingham.

By purchasing a bow you are fighting for Alabama families by raising awareness and blessing them financially. Proceeds from the sale of the bows will go to fund CARRYWELL’s Family Growth Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to couples going through IVF or embryo adoption.

Advocacy Recap

Friday, February 16:

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that an extrauterine embryo was considered a child, which created liability for the medical providers and patients. 

While CARRYWELL stands with those who belive embryos are precious and deserve a chance at life, we are heartbroken for those couples struggling with infertility who have had their dreams of growing their families put on hold. 

February 27: 

Over 300 women and men from across Alabama gathered at the Statehouse in Montgomery to voice concerns regarding the effect the ruling was having on IVF services and push for a bill that would allow fertility clinics to resume providing medical services to their patients. 

February 29: 

HB 236 and amended SB 159 were presented and passed by their respective legislative bodies. They both aim to protect patients and medical providers from certain civil and criminal liability related to IVF services.  

This is a huge step in the right direction because it allows clinics to open their doors and resume treatments, but there is a lot of work to do to continue to ensure reproductive rights are protected. 

March 6: 

Both HB 236 and amended SB 159 will go before the opposite chambers for review and a vote. If either bill passes both chambers, it will then proceed to Governor Ivey for signature.

Upcoming Event

4th Annual Backyard Bash: Friday April 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Lady Bird Taco at Lane Parke

This is a community event for all so bring your family, neighbors and friends and join us for our 4th annual fundraising event, the Backyard Bash! This family friendly event will feature live music by Billy Gant, dinner provided by Lady Bird Taco, kid friendly activities including face paint, balloon twisting, yard games and more fun surprises!

Your event ticket will include an assorted taco selection from Lady Bird Taco along with quesadillas for the kids, chips and dips for all and nonalcoholic beverages. Beer, wine and margaritas will be available for purchase at the event! And of course, all proceeds will fund our services, providing hope and healing to those struggling with infertility and/or loss.

Retail Partners: CARRYWELL strives to provide community to those involved in our organization and support and build relationships with the community around us. So many of us know friends walking through infertility and loss and we want to change the narrative from something that is painful to something that is purposeful and beautiful in time. We hope you will join us as we carry and encourage one another. ​

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We are honored to support this community through Groups, Grants & Connections. To continue to carry out our mission & bring our vision to life, we need your financial support. With your prayers and support we believe God will continue to use this ministry to help couples find hope and healing.