Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care

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Creating a Family is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit. We interview leading experts on infertility, adoption, and foster care each week to bring you unbiased accurate information. In adoption, we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility, we cover the latest advances in in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, infertility medications, emotional issues, egg or sperm donation, surrogacy, how to choose a fertility clinic and more. In foster care, we cover how to become a foster parent, parenting children who have experienced trauma, foster subsidies, and more. For more great resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

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Coping with the Stress of Infertility
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What are some of the stresses of infertility and how can patients and couples cope. Why is the grief of infertility unique? We talk with two therapists who specialize in reproductive medicine: Bette Galen and Joey Miller.

Sep 13, 2019
Introduction to Domestic Infant Adoption
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What do you need to know if you are considering adopting a baby in the US? What is the process, how long does it take, how much does it cost, and what decisions do adoptive parents have to make? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit talks with Erin Patterson, Director of Adoption for Upbring Adoption; and Jill Davies, Executive Co-Director for Caring for Kids: Adoption, Foster, Care and Birth Parent Services.

 

Sep 06, 2019
Intravaginal Culture: Should You Consider this "New" Fertility Treatment?
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How does intravaginal culture compare to IUI and IVF and who should consider this new fertility treatment? Our guest is Dr. John Park, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Carolina Conceptions.   

Aug 29, 2019
Adoption Scams-How to Recognize and Prevent
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What are adoptive scams and how can adoptive parents recognize them and protect themselves. What can adoptive parents do to make sure that they are also being upfront and honest with expectant parents. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Deborah Phillips, CEO of Children’s Connection Inc and Eric Freeby, an adoption attorney with Brown Pruitt who has been practicing adoption law for over a decade.

Aug 23, 2019
Helping Children Heal From Past Trauma and Loss
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How can we help our foster or adopted children heal from past trauma or loss. Our guest is Carol Lozier, a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years experience counseling children, teens and adults in the issues of trauma, and adoption and foster care. Ms. Lozier has published four books, including one of my very favorites, The Adoptive and Foster Parent Guide

Aug 15, 2019
Open Adoption: Handling Difficult Birth Parent Situations
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Open adoption may be good for adopted children but it can present challenging situations and relationship dynamics that can be hard for kids to understand. Some difficult situations that adoptive parents may have to navigate are birth parents showing up high to meetings, not honoring their promises, differing levels of openness between multiple adopted children, or the birth parent parenting subsequent children. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Susan Yobp, Mediation Coordinator for Consortium for Children’s Permanency Planning Mediation program. They assist families in developing post adoption contact plans for children being adopted through the foster care system.

Aug 09, 2019
Common Everyday Exposures That Can Impact Fertility and Pregnancy
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What products that we use and foods that we eat might be harming our fertility or might impact a pregnancy. What should women who are trying to get pregnant or who are pregnant avoid and what should they do? We interview Dr. Tracey Woodruff, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California San Francisco and the Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.

Aug 01, 2019
How to Create a Compelling Adoptive Parent Profile
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How to create a successful adoptive parent profile that will appeal to expectant moms making a decision on whether to place their baby for adoption? What to include and what to avoid? What type of pictures to include and how many? What do expectant women or couples want to see? Our guest expert is Madeleine Melcher, an adoptee, an adoptive mom, and the author of How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter. She is the owner of Our Journey to You, a company dedicated to designing adoption portfolios and adoption profiles. 

Jul 25, 2019
Parenting Adopted Teens and Tweens
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Parenting adopted teens can be fun and challenging. What are some tips and tricks for parenting adopted teens and tweens? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Katie Naftzger, LICSW, a psychotherapist that specializes in adoption and a transracial adoptee adopted from Korea.

Jul 19, 2019
IVF Didn't Work-Should I Try Again?
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If your 1st IVF cycle failed, should you try again? What are your odds of success with subsequent IVF cycles? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Philip Chenette, medical director at Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco and past president of the Bay Area Reproductive Endocrine Society; and Dr. Mylene Yao, a reproductive endocrinologist, and co-founder of Univfy Inc., which has an online prediction tests for success of IVF.

Jul 11, 2019
How Sexual Health is Impacted During Fertility Treatment
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How does infertility and its treatment affect your sexual desire? What are the impacts of infertility and fertility treatment on sexual intimacy? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jody Madeira, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, an expert on law and medicine and bioethics, a researcher on the impact of fertility treatment on sexual health, and the author of Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception  as well as Dr. Beth McAvey, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at RMA of NY, and Debra Unger, a therapist for over 20 years that specializes in the treatment of couples with infertility.

Jul 05, 2019
A Talk with Sesame Street about the New Foster Care Muppet
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We talk with Kama Einhorn, one of the creators of Karli, the new Sesame Street Muppet who is in foster care, about how they decided on this storyline, how they created the muppet, cast the puppeteer, and what other resources are available on Sesame Street for foster children and foster parents.

Jun 27, 2019
Practical Solutions to Typical Food Issues with Adopted and Foster Kids
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Food issues are very common with adopted and foster children and are one of the most frequent concerns adoptive and foster parents have. We will address common food issues and provide practical suggestions for parents to implement to help their child. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Katja Rowell, The Feeding Doctor, and author of Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating and Love Me, Feed Me as well as Kate Miller, Feeding and Disability Specialist at SPOON, an NGO focused on eradicating malnutrition for children who are isolated from their communities due to a disability and those living in orphanages and foster care.

Jun 20, 2019
Fun & Simple Ways to Develop Attachment
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We know that attachment is crucial for adopted and foster kids for their mental and physical health. What are some fun and simple ways to help you and your child attach? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Deborah Gray, adoption therapist, “attachment guru”, and author of Attaching through Love, Hugs, and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child and Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents.

Jun 14, 2019
Infertility 101 for Husbands
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So often we think infertility only affects the woman, but the men are affected as well. We simply don’t focus on how they are affected.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews Michael Barr, author of Swimming In Circles: A Baby Chase Odyssey, blogger, sports columnist, and dad to talk about infertility, male infertility, and how the wife’s infertility affects the husband. Who in a couple is typically the one who pushes a medical assessment or treatment for fertility issues?

Jun 07, 2019
What Birth Moms Want Adoptive Parents to Know
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A panel of birth mothers talking about adoption from their perspective and answering questions from adoptive parents. What is it like to place a child for adoption? What influenced their decision to choose one couple over another? What can adoptive parents do to make the hospital time post birth a little easier? What type of recognition on Mother’s Day feels best? And much more. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit talks with a panel of four birth mothers about adoption.

May 31, 2019
Influence of the Human Microbiome on Fertility
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The human body is full of organisms that exist alongside and inside of us, including our reproductive tracts. How do these bacteria, viruses, and fungi affect conception and pregnancy? How does infertility treatment alter or mimic what exists in nature? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews Dr. Jason Franasiak, a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist, board certified High Complexity Laboratory Director in Embryology and Andrology, and physician with RMA New Jersey.

May 24, 2019
Health Impacts of IVF on the Kids
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What are the short and long term impacts of an IVF conception? Does IVF affect the health (positively or negatively) of the children conceived. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit talks with Dr. Paolo Rinaudo, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. He is an MD PhD researching in the area of how IVF affects the children conceived.

May 17, 2019
Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions - How to Prevent and When to Accept
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Adoption dissolutions or disruptions are a tragedy for everyone--the child, the parents, and the family. What can we do to prevent them from happening, how do we know when they are inevitable and what to do if an adoption failure becomes inevitable? We talk with Dr. Richard Barth, Dean and Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and researcher in the area of adoption and adoption dissolution and disruption. Also joining us is Stephen Hayes, a litigator for more than 35 years with Grady, Hayes & Neary specializing in adoption and foster care. He is a member of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers.  Our host is Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit.

May 10, 2019
Foster Care Subsidies: What is Reasonable and How to Negotiate
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What type of assistance or subsidies are available for parents adopting a child from foster care? Who determines the amount of a monthly adoption subsidy and how can parents negotiate for a fair amount? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll, Project Coordinator for the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center at the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

May 03, 2019
Can OTC Medicines Affect Your Fertility?
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What over-the counter medications can impact fertility--both for women and men? What non-prescription drugs should you avoid when in fertility treatment or pregnant? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews Dr. Kathleen Tucker, an embryologist and reproductive physiologist with 25 years of experience.

Apr 26, 2019
Getting the Most Out of Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatment
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What do you need to know about health insurance coverage for infertility? How do you know if your policy covers treatment or diagnosis of infertility and what can you do to maximize your coverage?  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews, Davina Fankhauser, the foremost expert on policy related to benefits for fertility treatment and preservation, and Dr. Dan Potter, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with HRC Fertility.

Apr 19, 2019
Adopting Older Kids - Things to Consider
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Adopting an older child is a big transition for everyone involved and poses a unique set of challenges.  Learn more about things to consider when adopting an older child as host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Celeste Snodgrass, MSW, LCSW, and Director of Clinical Services at Holt International and Danielle Kaiser who has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and is a behavioral therapist and Foster Family & Adoptions Social Worker with Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.

Apr 11, 2019
Infertility Advocacy
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We cannot take the availability of infertility treatment for granted. Learn more about what is happening around the US that might impact treatment of the disease of infertility. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sean Tipton, Chief Advocacy, Policy and Development Officer, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Barb Collura, Executive Director of Resolve, the national infertility association.

Apr 05, 2019
What to Eat in Preparation for IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jeffrey Russell, Director of the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and lead researcher on some of these cutting edge studies. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20What%20to%20Eat%20in%20Preparation%20for%20IVF%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/what-to-eat-in-preparation-for-ivf/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/what-to-eat-in-preparation-for-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/what-to-eat-in-preparation-for-ivf/
Mar 20, 2019
What is it Really Like to Raise a Child with FASD
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Suzanne Emery, a Program Director with FASCETS, a nonprofit focused on helping parents raise children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She is also the mom of a son with FASD. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/what-is-it-really-like-to-raise-a-child-with-fasd/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20show%3A%20What%20is%20it%20Really%20Like%20to%20Raise%20a%20Child%20with%20FASD?%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/what-is-it-really-like-to-raise-a-child-with-fasd/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/what-is-it-really-like-to-raise-a-child-with-fasd/
Mar 13, 2019
Seeking Closure When Disposing of Unused Embryos
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Kristen Wright, a Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New England in New Hampshire; and Patricia Sachs, clinical social worker and infertility counselor at Shady Grove Fertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=Seeking%20Closure%20When%20Disposing%20of%20Unused%20Embryos%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/seeking-closure-when-disposing-of-unused-embryos/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/seeking-closure-when-disposing-of-unused-embryos/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/seeking-closure-when-disposing-of-unused-embryos/
Jan 29, 2019
Adopting Without Debt
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Becky Fawcett, Executive Director of Help Us Adopt; Julie Gumm, author of Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption; and Cherri Walrod, Director of Resources 4 Adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=Adopting%20Without%20Debt%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/adopting-without-debt/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/adopting-without-debt/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/adopting-without-debt/
Jan 29, 2019
How to Talk with Kids about Donor Conception
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elaine Gordon, a clinical psychologist with a specialty in infertility and child development. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20How%20to%20Talk%20with%20Kids%20about%20Donor%20Conception%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-donor-conception/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-donor-conception/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-radio-shows/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-donor-conception/
Jan 29, 2019
Nature vs. Nurture in Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sally Ann Rhea, the study coordinator for the Colorado Adoption Project, and Dr. Alexandra Burt, Associate Professor of behavioral genetics with affiliation with the Michigan State University Twin Registry. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20Nature%20vs.%20Nurture%20in%20Adoption%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/nature-vs-nurture-in-adoption/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/nature-vs-nurture-in-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/nature-vs-nurture-in-adoption/
Jan 29, 2019
How the Immune System Affects Fertility and Miscarriage
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Zev Williams, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia University Fertility Center. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-the-immune-system-affects-fertility-and-miscarriage/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20How%20the%20Immune%20System%20Affects%20Fertility%20and%20Miscarriage%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-the-immune-system-affects-fertility-and-miscarriage/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-the-immune-system-affects-fertility-and-miscarriage/  
Jan 28, 2019
How Transracial Adoptees Navigate Race as they Age
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Gina Samuels about How Transracial Adoptees Navigate Race as they Age.  Dr. Gina Samuels is an Associate Professor with the University of Chicago and the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture, and transracial adoptee. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/how-transracial-adoptees-navigate-race-as-they-age-2/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20show%3A%20How%20Transracial%20Adoptees%20Navigate%20Race%20as%20They%20Age%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/how-transracial-adoptees-navigate-race-as-they-age-2/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/how-transracial-adoptees-navigate-race-as-they-age-2/  
Jan 23, 2019
Latest Developments in the Treatment of PCOS
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alex Quaas, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center–San Diego, about the latest developments in the treatment of PCOS.   Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%3A%20Latest%20Developments%20in%20the%20Treatment%20of%20PCOS%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-in-the-treatment-of-pcos/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-in-the-treatment-of-pcos/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-in-the-treatment-of-pcos/
Jan 16, 2019
Adoption Tax Credit 2018
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Wilmoth and Josh Kroll about the Adoption Tax Credit 2018. Josh Kroll is an Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth is an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist with Bills Tax Service. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20show%3A%20Adoption%20Tax%20Credit%202018%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2018/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2018/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2018/
Jan 09, 2019
Practical Tips for Helping Kids De-Escalate
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ross Greene, clinical child psychologist who was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 20+ years, and is the author of "Raising Human Beings" and "The Explosive Child". Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website atwww.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/practical-tips-for-helping-kids-de-escalate/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20show%3A%20Practical%20Tips%20for%20Helping%20Kids%20De-Escalate%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/practical-tips-for-helping-kids-de-escalate/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/practical-tips-for-helping-kids-de-escalate/
Dec 11, 2018
Birth Order, Birth Spacing, and Parental Favoritism
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Jeffrey Kluger, author ofThe Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, and an editor and science reporter at Time Magazine. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20Birth%20Order,%20Birth%20Spacing,%20and%20Parental%20Favortism%20https%3A//www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%253A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/birth-order-birth-spacing-and-parental-favortism/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/birth-order-birth-spacing-and-parental-favortism/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/birth-order-birth-spacing-and-parental-favortism/
Dec 10, 2018
How Old is Too Old to Be Pregnant
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jeff Ecker, a high risk obstetrician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School; Dr. Julianne Zweifel, a psychologist and professor in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and Dr. Linda Applegarth, the Director of Psychological Services at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20How%20Old%20is%20Too%20Old%20To%20Be%20Pregnant%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-old-is-too-old-to-be-pregnant/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-old-is-too-old-to-be-pregnant/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-old-is-too-old-to-be-pregnant/
Dec 10, 2018
What Embryonic Genetic Testing Can (and can't) Tell Us
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20What%20Embryonic%20Genetic%20Testing%20Can%20(and%20Can%E2%80%99t)%20Tell%20Us%20%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-embryonic-genetic-testing-can-and-cant-tell-us/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-embryonic-genetic-testing-can-and-cant-tell-us/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-embryonic-genetic-testing-can-and-cant-tell-us/
Dec 10, 2018
Transitioning Home as a Newly Adoptive Family: Things to Prepare For
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karen Foli, Director of the PhD in Nursing Program at Purdue University School of Nursing, a leading researcher in the post adoption transition, and co-author of “Post Adoption Blues”. Her new book “Nursing Care of Adoption and Kinship Families” received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2018 Award for Media. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=Transitioning%20Home%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-home-as-a-newly-adoptive-family-things-to-prepare-for/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-home-as-a-newly-adoptive-family-things-to-prepare-for/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-home-as-a-newly-adoptive-family-things-to-prepare-for/  
Dec 05, 2018
Options in Egg Donation
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Joe Massey, a reproductive endocrinologist with Servy Massey Fertility Institute and co-founder of Egg Donor Collaborative, and Dr. Ronald Feinberg, a reproductive endocrinologist and Director of IVF Programs at Reproductive Associates of Delaware and co-founder of Egg Donor Collaborative. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/options-in-egg-donation/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Options%20in%20Egg%20Donation%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/options-in-egg-donation/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/options-in-egg-donation/  
Nov 28, 2018
Why Women of Color are Less Likely to Get Pregnant with Infertility Treatment
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Torie Comeaux Plowden, a reproductive endocrinologist and researcher in the area of disparity with success rates for minorities and access to care. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=Why%20Women%20of%20Color%20are%20Less%20Likely%20to%20Get%20Pregnant%20with%20Infertility%20Treatment%20%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/why-women-of-color-are-less-likely-to-get-pregnant-with-infertility-treatment/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/why-women-of-color-are-less-likely-to-get-pregnant-with-infertility-treatment/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/why-women-of-color-are-less-likely-to-get-pregnant-with-infertility-treatment/
Nov 19, 2018
Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Amanda Purvis, a training specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, about the practical applications of Trauma-Informed Parenting and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.  Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Trauma-Informed%20Parenting%3A%20Practical%20Applications%20of%20TBRI%20%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/  
Nov 14, 2018
How Microbiome of Reproductive Tract Affects Our Fertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jason Franasiak, Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA New Jersey; and Dr. Erin Wolff, former Assistant Clinical Investigator with the National Institute for Health. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20How%20Microbiome%20of%20Reproductive%20Tract%20Affects%20Our%20Fertility%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/how-microbiome-of-reproductive-tract-affects-our-fertility/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/how-microbiome-of-reproductive-tract-affects-our-fertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/radio-show/how-microbiome-of-reproductive-tract-affects-our-fertility/
Nov 05, 2018
Unexpected Stresses on Newly Adoptive Families
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Jennifer McCallum, Lead Post Adoption Counselor at Buckner Children & Family Services, and Dr. Lark Eshleman, a consultant and educator whose expertise is working with children and families who have experienced early emotional trauma, attachment difficulties, neglect and abuse.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/unexpected-stresses-on-newly-adoptive-families/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Unexpected%20Stresses%20on%20Newly%20Adoptive%20Families%20https%3A//www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%253A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/unexpected-stresses-on-newly-adoptive-families/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/unexpected-stresses-on-newly-adoptive-families/  
Oct 31, 2018
Is There any Such Thing as Anonymous Donation In 3rd Party Reproduction
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Michelle Ottey, Director of Operations at Fairfax Cryobank, and Melanie Mikkelsen, LCSW, infertility counselor and Donor Liaison at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/is-there-any-such-thing-as-anonymous-donation-in-3rd-party-reproduction/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Is%20There%20any%20Such%20Thing%20as%20Anonymous%20Donation%20In%203rd%20Party%20Reproduction?%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/is-there-any-such-thing-as-anonymous-donation-in-3rd-party-reproduction/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/is-there-any-such-thing-as-anonymous-donation-in-3rd-party-reproduction/  
Oct 24, 2018
How to Protect Citizenship for Internationally Adopted Children
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Irene Steffas, an attorney specializing in both adoption and immigration law. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20How%20to%20Protect%20Citizenship%20for%20Internationally%20Adopted%20Children%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/how-to-protect-citizenship-for-internationally-adopted-children/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/how-to-protect-citizenship-for-internationally-adopted-children/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/how-to-protect-citizenship-for-internationally-adopted-children/
Oct 17, 2018
How to Find the 'Right' Sperm Donor
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Suzanne Seitz, a certified genetic counselor that has worked for in the fertility field for over 20 years. She has been with Fairfax Cryobank for more than 10 years. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-to-find-the-right-sperm-donor/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20How%20to%20Find%20the%20%E2%80%98Right%E2%80%99%20Sperm%20Donor%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-to-find-the-right-sperm-donor/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-to-find-the-right-sperm-donor/
Oct 05, 2018
Coping with Miscarriages and Stillbirths
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Lori Leo, author of “After Miscarriage, A Journey to Healing"; Reva Judas, founder of NechamaComfort, a nonprofit providing crisis intervention, guidance, and support in cases of infancy and pregnancy loss; and Ellen Krischer, Director of Programming at NechamaComfort. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20Show%3A%20Coping%20with%20Miscarriages%20and%20Stillbirths%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/coping-with-miscarriages-and-stillbirths/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/coping-with-miscarriages-and-stillbirths/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/coping-with-miscarriages-and-stillbirths/
Oct 03, 2018
Therapeutic Parenting: Practical Applications
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sarah Naish, a therapeutic parent, the CEO of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents, and the author of "The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting". Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/therapeutic-parenting-practical-applications/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Therapeutic%20Parenting%3A%20Practical%20Applications%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/therapeutic-parenting-practical-applications/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/therapeutic-parenting-practical-applications/
Sep 19, 2018
The Impact of Fostering on Children Already in the Home
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mandy Howard, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University and affiliate of the TCU Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Dawn also interviews Dr. Eshele Williams is a psychotherapist and a Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Therapist who is also on the Board of Directors of the National Foster Parent Association. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.creatingafamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20The%20Impact%20of%20Fostering%20on%20Children%20Already%20in%20the%20Home%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/the-impact-of-fostering-on-children-already-in-the-home/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/the-impact-of-fostering-on-children-already-in-the-home/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/radio-show/the-impact-of-fostering-on-children-already-in-the-home/  
Sep 12, 2018
Understanding Mosaic Embryos
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Erin Armenti, Board Certified genetic counselor at CooperGenomics, with a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; and Dr. Alan Martinez a Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Reproductive Science Center of NJ.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Understanding%20Mosaic%20Embryos%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-mosaic-embryos/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-mosaic-embryos/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-mosaic-embryos/
Sep 04, 2018
Surviving the Home Study
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebekah Hill, social worker and Clinical Therapist in Adoption Services at SAFY; and Jeanette Quick, Home Study Service Coordinator at Hopscotch Adoptions.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/surviving-the-home-study/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Surviving%20the%20Home%20Study%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/surviving-the-home-study/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/surviving-the-home-study/
Aug 29, 2018
Should You Become a Mom at 40? 45? Options & Reality of Older Motherhood
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of women who became moms over the age of 40 and 45 talking about how they made the decision, how they built their family, and what it is like to be an older mom. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/r9EDK Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/should-you-become-a-mom-at-40-45-options-reality-of-older-motherhood/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/should-you-become-a-mom-at-40-45-options-reality-of-older-motherhood/
Aug 10, 2018
Common Questions with IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and a Clinical Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/5m9xX Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/common-questions-with-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/common-questions-with-ivf/
Aug 10, 2018
Understanding Infertility Medications
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Adam Hait of Schraft 2.0, President of Schraft’s2.0 Specialty Pharmacy and a registered pharmacist accredited by the American Council of Apothecaries as a fertility pharmacist. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-infertility-medications/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/rT8H1 Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-infertility-medications/
Aug 07, 2018
Adopting or Fostering a Child Who Identifies as LGBTQ
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Mark Lacava, Clinical Director of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/p7U37 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopting-or-fostering-a-child-who-identifies-as-lgbtq/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopting-or-fostering-a-child-who-identifies-as-lgbtq/
Aug 01, 2018
Family First Prevention Services Act
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews John Kelly, Editor-in-Chief, at The Chronicle of Social Change about the Family First Act. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/family-first-prevention-services-act-2/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/69d4Q Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/radio-show/family-first-prevention-services-act-2/  
Jul 23, 2018
Implantation Issues in Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Angie Beltsos, the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute Chicago. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/implantation-issues-in-infertility/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/3a6f0 Show Highlights:https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/implantation-issues-in-infertility/  
Jul 14, 2018
Relationships with Birth Parents Who Are Addicted
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Kate Cleary, Executive Director of Consortium for Kids. She is a social worker, an adult adoptee whose mother was addicted, and has has helped negotiate over 40,000 post-adoption openness agreements between kids transitioning out of foster care.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/c35oz Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/relationships-with-birth-parents-who-are-addicted/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/relationships-with-birth-parents-who-are-addicted/  
Jul 06, 2018
Fibroids and Other Uterine Issues
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee, a board-certified Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist, founding partner with with RMA of New York. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/WY6by Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/fibroids-and-other-uterine-issues/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/fibroids-and-other-uterine-issues/
Jul 03, 2018
PCOS 101
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alan Martinez, a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.   Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/3N47g Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/pcos-101/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/pcos-101/
Jun 26, 2018
How Infertility Affects the Male Partner
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elizabeth A. Grill, Associate Professor of Psychology at The Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Dr. Ali Domar, Executive Director, at Domar Center for Mind/Body Health. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/dOc4k Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-infertility-affects-the-male-partner/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-infertility-affects-the-male-partner/
Jun 14, 2018
De-Escalation Techniques for Parents of Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Cameka Hart, Therapeutic Family Specialist at Buckner Children and Family Services, and Jennifer McCallum,  Lead Post Adoption Counselor for Buckner Children and Family Services. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/de-escalation-techniques-for-parents-of-kids-who-have-experienced-trauma/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/9ELxK Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/de-escalation-techniques-for-parents-of-kids-who-have-experienced-trauma/  
Jun 13, 2018
Techniques That Can Increase Your Odds with IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julie Lamb, a board certified reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/gYV2w Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/techniques-that-can-increase-your-odds-with-ivf/ Show Highlights:https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/techniques-that-can-increase-your-odds-with-ivf/  
Jun 06, 2018
Should You Go Abroad for Infertility Treatment?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility  education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Glen Cohen, Harvard professor and author of Patients With Passports: Medical Tourism, Law & Ethics. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/3YcK7 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/should-you-go-abroad-for-infertility-treatment/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/should-you-go-abroad-for-infertility-treatment/
May 28, 2018
Preventing Mommy Burnout
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, a Doctor of Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor, and author of Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Preventing%20Mommy%20Burnout%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/preventing-mommy-burnout/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/preventing-mommy-burnout/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/preventing-mommy-burnout/  
May 23, 2018
A Girlfriend's Guide to Infertility & Staying Happily Married
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kristen Magnacca, author of Love and Infertility and Girlfriend to Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/Cq28N Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/a-girlfriends-guide-to-infertility-and-staying-happily-married/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/a-girlfriends-guide-to-infertility-and-staying-happily-married/
May 13, 2018
Questions You Must Ask When Choosing Donor Sperm
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Jane Mattes, psychotherapist, founder of Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), and author of Single Mothers by Choice; and Mikki Morrisette, founder of Choice Moms; and Dr. Grace Centola, a nationally and internationally recognized specialist in laboratory andrology and reproductive tissue banking. She has published 40+ peer reviewed scientific articles, 70+ abstract presentations at national conferences, and 26 book chapters. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/546Pv Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/questions-you-must-ask-when-choosing-donor-sperm/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/questions-you-must-ask-when-choosing-donor-sperm/  
May 09, 2018
Talking with Young Children About Adoption & Birth Parents
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW, & Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar and Family Services in LA, as well as Chantilly Wijayasinha MSW, MPH, and an adoption specialist at Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/rH8NT Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/talking-with-young-children-about-adoption-and-birth-parents/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/talking-with-young-children-about-adoption-and-birth-parents/  
May 02, 2018
What You Must Know about Zika and Other Diseases When Trying to Get Pregnant
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Franasiak, a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, board certified Technical Supervisor in Embryology and Andrology, and lead physician of RMA’s South Jersey – Marlton Office. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-you-must-know-about-zika-and-other-diseases-when-trying-to-get-pregnant/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/jW05v Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-you-must-know-about-zika-and-other-diseases-when-trying-to-get-pregnant/    
Apr 25, 2018
Impact of Loss on Foster Kids and Foster Parents
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Karen Buckwalter, Director of Program Strategies, at Chaddock, a Residential Treatment and Trauma & Attachment Center, and author of Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/impact-of-loss-on-foster-kids-and-foster-parents/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/ftUx5 Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/impact-of-loss-on-foster-kids-and-foster-parents/  
Apr 11, 2018
What Happens in an Embryology Lab & Why You Should Care
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews two embryologist about what happens in the fertility clinic lab and why this makes a difference in success Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/ndYbo Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-happens-in-an-embryology-lab-and-why-patients-should-care/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/what-happens-in-an-embryology-lab-and-why-patients-should-care/
Apr 11, 2018
Unique Challenges of Kinship Care and Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sylvie de Toledo, the founder of Grandparents As Parents and co-author of Grandparents As Parents: A Survival Guide For Raising A Second Family and Cate Hawk, founding Director of NewFound Families-Virginia.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/vdU0i Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/unique-challenges-kinship-care-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/unique-challenges-kinship-care-adoption/
Apr 03, 2018
First 6 Months with an Opiate Exposed Baby
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Hendree Jones, Ph.D., who is the Executive Director at UNC Horizons, and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC Evette Horton is an Assistant Professor and Director of Child Clinical Services in the  UNC Horizons Program, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She specializes in working with children exposed to parental substance use and infant mental health. Danielle Goodman is an adoption social worker who works with families who have adopted children who have been exposed prenatally to opiates. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/first-six-months-opiate-exposed-baby/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/BLdId Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/first-six-months-opiate-exposed-baby/  
Mar 28, 2018
Eating to Improve Your Fertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kathryn Flynn is the author of Cooking for Fertility and the Founder of Fertile Foods.com.  Since 2005, she has worked with men and women to improve their fertility diet and support their chances of conceiving. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website atwww.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/r5ob2 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/eating-improve-fertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/eating-improve-fertility/  
Mar 14, 2018
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, reproductive endocrinologist at RMA New Jersey and clinical professor of reproductive endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/TyBa3 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/intrauterine-insemination-iui/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/intrauterine-insemination-iui/
Feb 08, 2018
PCOS: A Natural Approach to Health
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Hillary Wright and Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha. Hillary Wright is a registered dietitian and Director of Nutrition Counseling for the Domar Center for Mind Body Health at Boston IVF and author of The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha is a Reproductive Endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/jol7q Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/pcos-natural-approach-health/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/radio-show/pcos-natural-approach-health/
Feb 08, 2018
Physical & Emotional Health Issues Common with Foster Kids
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elizabeth Wallis, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Medical University of South Carolina, the Director of their Foster Care Support Clinic and the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/physical-emotion-health-issues-foster/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/NHeci Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/physical-emotion-health-issues-foster/
Feb 07, 2018
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Timothy Hickman, Medical Director and Co-Founder of Houston IVF, and Clinical Associate Professor the University of Texas Medical School-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/Eo6a2 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/primary-ovarian-insufficiency/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/primary-ovarian-insufficiency/
Feb 07, 2018
Supporting Families After They Adopt
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Debra S. Waller, Chief Executive Officer, Jockey International, Inc. and founder of Jockey Being Family Foundation; Rita Soronen, President and CEO of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption; and Susan Cox, Vice President of Public Policy at Holt International. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/bFdOs Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/supporting-families-adopt/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/supporting-families-adopt/
Feb 06, 2018
Practical Guide for Adopting a Child Over Four
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews the authors of Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Kids Over Age Four. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/dcu81 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/practical-guide-adopting-kids-age-four/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/practical-guide-adopting-kids-age-four/
Feb 06, 2018
Impact of Fertility Treatment on Sexual Health
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jody Madeira, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, an expert on law and medicine and bioethics,a researcher on the impact of fertility treatment on sexual health,  and the author of Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception (2018). Dr. Beth McAvey, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at RMA of NY, and Debra Unger, a therapist for over 20 years that specializes in the treatment of couples with infertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/KdXpc Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/impact-fertility-treatment-sexual-health/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/impact-fertility-treatment-sexual-health/  
Jan 31, 2018
Becoming a Foster Parent: What You Really Need to Know
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Irene Clements who has been a foster parent for over 27 years, fostered 127 kids, adopted 4 and is the Executive Director of the National Foster Parent Association. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/becoming-foster-parent-really-need-know/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/a4umq Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/becoming-foster-parent-really-need-know/
Jan 24, 2018
Adoption Tax Credit 2017
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2017-3/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/Ncda_ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2017-3/
Jan 10, 2018
Can Yoga, Acupuncture & Nutrition Make You More Fertile?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth Heller, a yoga teacher, a nutritionist, co-founder of Pulling Down the Moon Integrative Care for Infertility, and co-author of the book Fully Fertile. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/Ojv6g Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/can-yoga-acupuncture-nutrition-make-fertile/
Jan 03, 2018
More Than One Way to Resolve Your Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews five women who chose different paths to resolve their infertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/plr52 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/one-way-resolve-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/one-way-resolve-infertility/
Dec 20, 2017
International Adoption 101
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Leaming regarding the fundamentals of international adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/international-adoption-101/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/5aazm Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/international-adoption-101/
Dec 13, 2017
Combining Kids by Birth and Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. David Brodzinsky, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Director of Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University, and author of the seminal book Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/2IXsS Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/combining-kids-birth-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/combining-kids-birth-adoption/
Dec 06, 2017
Step-Parent Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Will Waller, Program Director at Jockey Being Family Foundation, and Dr. Susan Branco, Licensed Professional Counselor and Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/step-parent-adoption/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/U86d8 Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/step-parent-adoption/  
Nov 29, 2017
Preserving Your Fertility with a Cancer Diagnosis
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Melissa Thompson, MBA who was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in September 2015 and is author and namesake of Melissa's Law for Fertility Preservation. Also interviewed is Dr. Glenn L. Schattman, an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Reproductive Medicine at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) of Weill Cornell Medical College. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/preserving-fertility-cancer-diagnosis/ Click to Tweet:https://ctt.ec/08642 Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/preserving-fertility-cancer-diagnosis/
Nov 21, 2017
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid-Parenting Traumatized Kids
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W., President of Appelstein Training Resources, and author of the book No Such Thing as a Bad Kid. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/3fPda Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/no-thing-bad-kid-parenting-traumatized-kids/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/no-thing-bad-kid-parenting-traumatized-kids/  
Nov 15, 2017
Parenting Tips for Lying, Stealing & Other Annoying Behaviors
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim John Payne, author of The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance – From Toddlers to Teens, a family counselor for 30 years, and father of two teenagers; and Rebecca Rozema, an adoption social worker with Bethany Christian Services and mom of 5 sons. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/wfb8Z Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parenting-tips-lying-stealing-annoying-behaviors/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parenting-tips-lying-stealing-annoying-behaviors/
Nov 06, 2017
The Unique Pain of Infertility and Why It's So Hard to Cope
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ken Doka, professor at The College of New Rochelle and the the author of Disenfranchised Grief; and Kris Faasse, Director of Adoption for Bethany Christian Services. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/5wb5P Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/unique-pain-infertility-hard-cope/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/unique-pain-infertility-hard-cope/  
Nov 01, 2017
Understanding Standard Infertility Tests
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. George Grunert, a reproductive endocrinologist and founder of Houston Fertility Specialists, and Dr. Virginia Mensah, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/dFUX0 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-standard-infertility-tests/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-standard-infertility-tests/
Oct 25, 2017
Adoption 101
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit discusses the basics of Adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Facebook share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-101-2/ Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/fN2Cc Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-101-2/  
Oct 18, 2017
IUI vs. IVF-Which Fertility Treatment is Right for You?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Daniel Williams, a reproductive endocrinologist and Medical Director with the Houston Fertility Institute. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/d9pzX Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/iui-vs-ivf-fertility-treatment-right/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/iui-vs-ivf-fertility-treatment-right/  
Oct 11, 2017
Transgender Reproductive Issues (Medical & Emotional)
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Samuel Pang, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist at IVF New England, where he also serves as the Director of its LGBTQ Program. Also joining is Dr. Jamie Joseph, a Certified Transgender Therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults dealing with LGBTQ concerns. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/transgender-reproductive-issues-medical-emotional/ Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/AfOje Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/transgender-reproductive-issues-medical-emotional/  
Oct 04, 2017
Interpreting Results of Genetic Testing on Embryos
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Cary Dicken, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Sher Fertility Institute of New York; and Amy Jordan, a board certified Genetic Counselor with CooperGenomics, and former chair of the Genetic Counseling Special Interest Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/qhN38 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/47162/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/47162/
Sep 27, 2017
Getting Pregnant after a Tubal or Vasectomy Reversal
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infertility Center of St. Louis, a pioneer in microsurgery vasectomy and tubal ligation reversals and infertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/getting-pregnant-tubal-vasectomy-reversal/ Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/62Hb6 Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/getting-pregnant-tubal-vasectomy-reversal/  
Sep 20, 2017
When Parents Struggle to Attach to Their Adopted Child
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Abbie Smith, LCSW specializing in adoption and the Director of Clinical Services at Holt International. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parents-struggle-attach-adopted-child/ Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/9N2tZ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parents-struggle-attach-adopted-child/  
Sep 13, 2017
The Role of Emotions in Treating Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, a leading expert in mind/body medicine, Director of the Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health at Boston IVF, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/l69b0 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/role-emotions-treating-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/role-emotions-treating-infertility/
Aug 25, 2017
School Issues for Kids Who Struggle
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews interviews Heather Forbes, author of Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach for Helping Children With Severe Behaviors. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/38He6 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/school-issues-kids-struggle/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/school-issues-kids-struggle/
Aug 25, 2017
Sleep Issues with Adopted Kids
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth Friedberg, a LCSW and Associate Director of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children, and a panel of 3 moms who have helped their adopted children through sleep struggles.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Tcoxr Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/sleep-issues-adopted-kids/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/sleep-issues-adopted-kids/  
Aug 23, 2017
Parenting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr Eliana Gil, a therapist at Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education in Fairfax, VA. who has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for over 40 years.   Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/d003_ FB share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/45958/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/45958/  
Aug 16, 2017
Donor Conception: Navigating Bio Family & Sibling Relationships
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Elaine Gordon, a clinical psychologist specializing in reproductive medicine and third party family building. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/JFa0p Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/donor-conception-navigating-bio-family-sibling-relationships/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/donor-conception-navigating-bio-family-sibling-relationships/  
Aug 09, 2017
Infertility & Genetics
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Piraye Beim, founder of Celmatix, a women’s health company using genomics and big data to help women and their doctors make more informed, proactive reproductive health decisions; and Dr. Alan Copperman, managing partner at RMA of NY and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/gaX1T Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-genetics/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-genetics/  
Aug 02, 2017
Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing in Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Emily Todd, a Pediatric Medical Geneticist and Medical Director of Comprehensive Adoption Medicine Consultants. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/2lae4 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/ethical-issues-genetic-testing-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/ethical-issues-genetic-testing-adoption/  
Jul 26, 2017
Causes and Treatments of Secondary Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John Rinehart, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/bMeZ9 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/causes-treatments-secondary-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/causes-treatments-secondary-infertility/  
Jul 19, 2017
Preparing Grandparents When You are Adopting
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Elisabeth O'Toole, author of In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/59dGj Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/45032/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/45032/
Jun 29, 2017
Male Infertility from the Female Perspective
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Professor with appointments in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Since 1985, Dr. Braverman has worked as a health psychologist with a specialty in infertility counseling, third party reproduction and medical health management issues. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/46a99 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/male-infertility-female-perspective/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/male-infertility-female-perspective/
Jun 29, 2017
Creating an Effective Adoptive Parent Profile
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Madeleine Melcher, an adoptee, mother of three through adoption, and author of the new book How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter; and Aki Parker, a marketing and design professional who has worked with adoptive families on their letters and online profiles. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/c1xYT Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/creating-effective-adoptive-parent-profile/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/creating-effective-adoptive-parent-profile/
Jun 27, 2017
Young Adult Transracial Adoptees Talk about Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed four black adoptees in their 20s who were raised by white parents about their experience with transracial adoption. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/young-adult-transracial-adoptees-talk-adoption/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/OaZe9 Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/young-adult-transracial-adoptees-talk-adoption/
Jun 11, 2017
Interstate Adoption: Adopting Across State Lines
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Suzanne B. Nichols, an adoption attorney with over 25 years of experience in private domestic adoptions and now reproductive law in the areas of surrogacy and donor eggs. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Vc8ZQ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/interstate-adoption-adopting-across-state-lines/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/interstate-adoption-adopting-across-state-lines/
Jun 11, 2017
Intravaginal Culture -A Cost-Effective Form of IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Kevin Doody, President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), a board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility with the The Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility) and is Medical Director and on the Board of Directors for INVO Bioscience, which manufactures INVOcell. Creating a Family has many free resources related to IVF on our website at A-Z Infertility Resource Guide (https://creatingafamily.org/infertility/resources/). Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/F5SE8 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/intravaginal-culture-a-cost-effective-form-of-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/intravaginal-culture-a-cost-effective-form-of-ivf/  
Jun 07, 2017
Increasing Pregnancy Rates When Going Thru IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Brian Kaplan, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/O7pR9 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/increasing-pregnancy-rates-going-thru-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/increasing-pregnancy-rates-going-thru-ivf/  
May 31, 2017
Acupuncture and Alternative Treatment for Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Perloe, a Reproductive Endocrinologist with  Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and Mark Schwartz, a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine specializing in the treatment of infertility and founder of Buckhead Acupuncture & Herbal Center. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/XI27b Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/acupuncture-alternative-treatment-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/acupuncture-alternative-treatment-infertility/  
May 24, 2017
Panel of Moms Raising Kids with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure/FASD
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews three parents who are raising kids with FAS or FASD. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/j87u_ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/42993/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/42993/
May 17, 2017
Latest Developments in Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Lora Shahine, a reproductive endocrinologist, the Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program at Pacific NW Fertility and author of Not Broken: A Guide to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/oB9pn Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-treatment-recurrent-pregnancy-loss/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-treatment-recurrent-pregnancy-loss/
May 10, 2017
Adoptive Parent's Guide to Navigating the Teen Years
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Katie Naftzger, LICSW, a psychotherapist that specializes in adoption and a transracial adoptee adopted from Korea. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.  Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoptive-parents-guide-navigating-teen-years/ Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/RC1oj Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoptive-parents-guide-navigating-teen-years/  
May 03, 2017
So You Think You May Be Infertile, Now What??
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julie Lamb a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Pacific NW Fertility, Samantha S., with My Fertility Navigator, and Lisa Park, an infertility patient. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/R382M Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/think-may-infertile-now/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/think-may-infertile-now/
Apr 26, 2017
Should I Try Another IVF Cycle?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Philip Chenette, medical director at Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco and past president of the Bay Area Reproductive Endocrine Society; and Dr. Mylene Yao, a reproductive endocrinologist, and co-founder of Univfy Inc. which has an online prediction tests for success of IVF. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/kBa3c Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/try-another-ivf-cycle/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/try-another-ivf-cycle/
Apr 17, 2017
Guide to Infertility Treatment for U.S. Military and Their Partners
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Scott Sills a reproductive endocrinologist at Center for Advanced Genetics in California and author of “Fighting At The Fertility Front—A Navigational Guide to Infertility for U.S. Military, Veterans and Their Partners”. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/fSadj Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/guide-infertility-treatment-u-s-military-partners/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/guide-infertility-treatment-u-s-military-partners/  
Apr 12, 2017
Induced Lactation for Adoption or Surrogacy
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Danielle Gauss, an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a member of International Lactation Consultants Association. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at Adoption A-Z Resource Guide. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/1dVg3 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/induced-lactation-adoption-surrogacy/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/induced-lactation-adoption-surrogacy/
Apr 05, 2017
Is it Possible to Be Happy in Midst of Infertility?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of numerous books including Conquering Infertility and Being Happy Without Being Perfect. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/vo203 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/possible-happy-dealing-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/possible-happy-dealing-infertility/
Mar 29, 2017
Infertility Advocacy
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sean Tipton, Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer at American Society of Reproductive Medicine; Betsy Campbell, Director of Constituent Engagement with Resolve, and Lee Collins, a lawyer and infertility activist.   Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/71A8p Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-advocacy-2/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-advocacy-2/
Mar 22, 2017
Child Hosting Programs-What You Need to Know
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rhonda Jarema, Director of Family Support Services for Nightlight Christian Adoptions; snd Kelly Raudenbush, an attachment therapist at the Attachment and Bonding Center of PA and co-founder of The Sparrow Fund. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/bbsB7 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/child-hosting-programs-need-know/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/child-hosting-programs-need-know/
Feb 08, 2017
Treating Infertility in Women Over 40
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maquire, board certified reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of New Jersey, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/8IVxS Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/treating-infertility-women-40/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/treating-infertility-women-40/
Feb 08, 2017
Mini IVF & Natural IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Fran Yelian, a MD, PhD reproductive endocrinologist specializing in minimal stimulation IVF and natural cycle IVF; and Dr. Joe Massey, a reproductive endocrinologist at Servy Massey Fertility Institute.  Creating a Family has free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/X0bqs Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/mini-ivf-natural-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/mini-ivf-natural-ivf/
Feb 07, 2017
Using Lifebooks to Explain Complex Issues in Adoption to Kids
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth O’Malley, author of many books about preparing lifebooks for adopted and foster children, including Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child; and Angela Magnuson, a licensed professional counselor with Bethany Christian Services. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/ZK8D5 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/using-lifebooks-explain-complex-issues-adoption-kids/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/using-lifebooks-explain-complex-issues-adoption-kids/
Feb 07, 2017
Is it Fair to Have an Only Child?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One. Creating a Family has free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/3pjZH Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/is-it-fair-to-have-an-only-child/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/is-it-fair-to-have-an-only-child/
Feb 06, 2017
Practical Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of numerous books on ADD, including SuperParenting for ADD and Driven to Distraction. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/W1w4d Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/practical-tips-parenting-child-adhd/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/practical-tips-parenting-child-adhd/
Feb 06, 2017
​Choosing Between Assisted Reproduction & Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Colleen Quinn, an attorney specializing in reproductive law and adoption with Locke & Quinn, and Andrea Braverman, a therapist specializing infertility and alternative family building, and a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University . Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/e7b0U Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/%25e2%2580%258bchoosing-assisted-reproduction-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/%e2%80%8bchoosing-assisted-reproduction-adoption/
Feb 01, 2017
Talking with Tweens and Teens about Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sean Delehant, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with CASE, and Stefani Ellison, Program Director, Center for Adoption Support and Education. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/7CcBZ Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/talking-tweens-teens-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/talking-tweens-teens-adoption/
Jan 25, 2017
Reproductive Immunology
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robert Kiltz, Founder and Director of Central New York Fertility. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/dkip0 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/reproductive-immunology/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/reproductive-immunology/
Jan 18, 2017
Ethical Issues with Domestic Infant Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ashley Kodet and Susan Myers, District Supervisors with Adoptions from the Heart Adoption Agency. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please Leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/BfUO4 Facebook share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/ethical-issues-domestic-infant-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/ethical-issues-domestic-infant-adoption/
Jan 11, 2017
Adoption Tax Credit
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll , Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC. Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax Service. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/1Ke7E Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit/
Jan 04, 2017
Inside an Embryology Lab: What Fertility Patients Need to Know
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews embryologist Scott Kratka, senior embryologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and Board Certified by the American College of Embryology. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/ae0Jy Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/inside-embryology-lab-fertility-patients-need-know/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/inside-embryology-lab-fertility-patients-need-know/
Dec 21, 2016
Cancer: How to Preserve Your Fertility
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Host Dawn Davenport talks with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director for Fairfax Cryobank, who works with male cancer patients; Dr. Stephen Lincoln, Medical Director of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at the Genetics and IVF Institute; and Lauren Haring, Director and Co-Founder of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at GIVF. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/c4H9e Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/cancer-preserve-fertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/cancer-preserve-fertility/
Dec 21, 2016
Parenting Toolkit for Harder to Parent Kids
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Allison Douglas, Family Advocate at Harmony Family Center in Knoxville, TN. She and her husband have adopted 4 children via foster care. And Sue Badeau, President of the North American Council on Adoptable Children and adoptive mom of 22 children. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at Adoption A-Z Resource Guide (https://creatingafamily.org/adoption/resources/ ) Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/SEBab Facebook share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parenting-toolkit-harder-parent-kids/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parenting-toolkit-harder-parent-kids/
Dec 14, 2016
Endometrial Receptivity and Endometrial Scratching
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Angie Beltsos, the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute Chicago. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/d1B84 Facebook share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/endometrial-receptivity-endometrial-scratching/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/endometrial-receptivity-endometrial-scratching/
Dec 07, 2016
How to Get Pregnant When It's Not Happening Fast
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Andy Toledo, a Reproductive Endocrinology with Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/fbZ5k Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/get-pregnant-not-happening-fast/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/get-pregnant-not-happening-fast/
Nov 30, 2016
Accepting an Adoption Match with Opiates, Methadone, or Hepatitis
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julia Bledsoe, a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine and drug and alcohol exposure with the University of Washington Center for Adoption Medicine and the UW FAS Clinic. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/ri9Ef Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/accepting-adoption-match-opiates-methadone-hepatitis/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/accepting-adoption-match-opiates-methadone-hepatitis/
Nov 22, 2016
Interview with Pioneer Researchers in Open Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, leading researchers in open adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/fYecx Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/interview-pioneer-researchers-open-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/interview-pioneer-researchers-open-adoption/
Nov 07, 2016
Joys and Challenges of Adopting Siblings
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kimberly Offutt, a social worker at Bethany Christian Services and Erin Q. Nasmyth, a licensed clinical social worker with Hopscotch Adoptions. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/q6ahW Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/joys-challenges-sibling-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/joys-challenges-sibling-adoption/
Nov 07, 2016
IVF Transfers: Fresh vs. Frozen; 3 day vs. 5 day
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith , a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and a Clinical Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks! Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/WC153 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/ivf-transfers-fresh-vs-frozen-3-day-vs-5-day/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/ivf-transfers-fresh-vs-frozen-3-day-vs-5-day/
Nov 02, 2016
Legal & Medical Risks in Domestic Infant Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews James Fletcher Thompson, an adoption attorney in South Carolina and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1993; and Dr. Lisa Prock, specializing in adoption medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard University. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/Lqjdu Facebook share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/legal-medical-risks-domestic-infant-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/legal-medical-risks-domestic-infant-adoption/
Oct 26, 2016
Pregnancy after Infertility-How to Relax and Enjoy
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ali Domar, the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of "Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom: Tools for Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Mood Swings During Your Pregnancy". Please leave us a review on iTunes.Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/hnesR Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/pregnancy-infertility-relax-enjoy/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/pregnancy-infertility-relax-enjoy/
Oct 05, 2016
Infertility Treatment for Women Under 35
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jim Toner, a reproductive endocrinologist with Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine; and Dr. Lawrence Werlin, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Coastal Fertility Medical Center, in Irvine, California. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/1Ucf6 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-treatment-women-35/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-treatment-women-35/
Oct 04, 2016
What Works in Healing Loss and Trauma in Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews adoption therapist Carol Lozier, author of The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Bv4K1 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/works-healing-loss-trauma-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/works-healing-loss-trauma-adoption/
Oct 04, 2016
Latest Developments in Treatment of Unexplained Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. William Ziegler, a Board Certified Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He started the first egg donor program based in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/jTXrG Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-treatment-unexplained-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-treatment-unexplained-infertility/
Sep 28, 2016
Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, adoption therapist, and former director of The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services; and Pat Irwin Johnson, author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/ai90U Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-fertility-treatment-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-fertility-treatment-adoption/
Sep 20, 2016
Foster Care Adoption: Transitioning from Foster to Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim Phagan-Hansel, editor of Fostering Families Today magazine and The Foster Parenting Toolbox; and Madeleine Krebs, clinical coordinator at Center for Adoption Support and Education with over 35 years of experience. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/c_DQc Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/foster-care-adoption-transitioning-foster-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/foster-care-adoption-transitioning-foster-adoption/
Sep 12, 2016
Is Donor Sperm/Egg or Surrogacy Harmful for the Kids?
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, and author of Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms; and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at A-Z Infertility Resource Guide (https://creatingafamily.org/infertility/resources/)  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Q_5zR Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/donor-spermegg-surrogacy-harmful-kids/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/donor-spermegg-surrogacy-harmful-kids/
Aug 25, 2016
Deciding to Live Child Free after Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Sheridan Voysey, author of Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings, a book about his journey to deciding to live childfree after a 10 year struggle with infertility; and Jen Gamper, an infertility therapist with RMA New Jersey. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at out A-Z Infertility Resource Guide (https://creatingafamily.org/infertility/resources/).  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/0d49o Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/deciding-live-child-free-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/deciding-live-child-free-infertility/
Aug 25, 2016
Genetic Testing & Genealogy for Adoptees
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Richard Hill, genealogist and author of Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA; Bethany Waterbury, geneologist with Next of Kin Research; and CeCe Moore, a genealogist, speaker, and teacher of genetic genealogy courses. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Gue23 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/genetic-testing-genealogy-adoptees/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/genetic-testing-genealogy-adoptees/
Aug 24, 2016
Helping Our Kids Cope with Bullies at School
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is a child and family therapist and author of The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies; and Debora Gish, LCSW, with Adoption Connection with 20 experience working with kids and families. Creating a Family has many free resources school issues on Adoption A-Z Resource Guide (https://creatingafamily.org/adoption/resources/ ). Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/aKY47 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/helping-kids-cope-bullies-school/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/helping-kids-cope-bullies-school/
Aug 17, 2016
The Microbiome and Fertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jason M. Franasiak, Associate Chair, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; and Dr. Erin Wolff, Assistant Clinical Investigator in NICHD and NHLBI.   Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at https://creatingafamily.org/infertility/resources/. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/the-microbiome-and-fertility/ Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/the-microbiome-and-fertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/the-microbiome-and-fertility/
Aug 10, 2016
Making the Decision to Become an "Older" Mom
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of women who became moms over the age of 40 and 45 talking about how they made the decision, how they built their family, and what it is like to be an older mom.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/f4ymC Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/making-decision-become-older-mom/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/making-decision-become-older-mom/
Aug 01, 2016
Infertility Treatment and Breast/Ovarian Cancer
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Louise Brinton, Senior Scientific Advisor for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  During her 40 year career with the NCI, she has focused her research on a wide variety of exposures related to cancer risks among women, including reproductive factors and fertility drugs; Humberto “Bert” Scoccia, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago; and Alice Crisci, breast cancer survivor, activist and author. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/b8ej6 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-treatment-breastovarian-cancer/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/infertility-treatment-breastovarian-cancer/
Jul 27, 2016
Making Sure Your 3rd Party Reproduction is Legal
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stephanie Caballero and Catherine Tucker, both reproductive law attorneys covering sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/8svYh Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/making-sure-third-party-reproduction-legal/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/making-sure-third-party-reproduction-legal/
Jul 14, 2016
Panel of Parents Adopting Older Kids-Surviving The 1st Year
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Melissa Basham, mom to 4 boys adopted from foster care; Abigail Betancourt, mom to 2 kids adopted from foster care; Jan Egozi, mom to one child adopted internationally; and Shelley McMullen, mom to 1 child adopted internationally. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes.Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Zx4kQ Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/panel-parents-adopting-older-kidssurviving-1st-year/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/panel-parents-adopting-older-kidssurviving-1st-year/
Jul 13, 2016
Egg Freezing-Should You? When? How?
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Paul Brezina, a board certified fertility expert Fertility Associates of Memphis. Dr. Maria Mercedes Gondra, an infertility specialist, and Medical director at Gondra Center for Reproductive care and Advanced Gynecology and on site medical director at The World Egg Bank in Phoenix Arizona. Brigitte Adams, Founder of Eggsurance, an organization whose mission is to create a community for women considering freezing their eggs. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/d1fV0 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/radio-show/egg-freezing-should-you-when-how/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/radio-show/egg-freezing-should-you-when-how/
Jul 06, 2016
Mental Health Issues with Adopted Kids
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. David Brodzinsky, Psychology Professor and Director of Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University, and author of the seminal book "Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self". Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/dMyp6 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/mental-health-issues-adopted-kids/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/mental-health-issues-adopted-kids/
Jun 28, 2016
Adoption Legislation and Advocacy
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Chuck Johnson, President and CEO of National Council For Adoption, and their Director of Public Policy & Education, Megan Lestino.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes.Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/50013 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-legislation-advocacy/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-legislation-advocacy/
Jun 22, 2016
Adopting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Joshua Sparrow, child/adolescent psychiatrist, associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Strategy, Planning and Program Development at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children’s Hospital Boston, and syndicated columnist for the NYTimes. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet:http://ctt.ec/5vMj7 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopting-child-sexually-abused/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopting-child-sexually-abused/
May 26, 2016
A View of Foster Care from a Family Court Judge
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Karen Howze, former Family Court Judge at D.C. Superior Court. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/vd9p2 Facebook Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/view-foster-care-family-court-judge/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/view-foster-care-family-court-judge/  
May 25, 2016
Understanding and Coping with the Emotions of Infertility
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Janet Jaffe, a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego. She is the co-founder of the Center for Reproductive Psychology, and co-author of two books: Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertilityand Reproductive Trauma: Psychotherapy with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Clients. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/c4bKM Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-coping-emotions-infertility/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/understanding-coping-emotions-infertility/
May 25, 2016
Lifestyle Choices to Increase Your Odds of Getting Pregnant with IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alan Copperman, Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Co-Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/XZlzO Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/lifestyle-choices-increase-odds-getting-pregnant-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/lifestyle-choices-increase-odds-getting-pregnant-ivf/
May 24, 2016
What Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Testing Can & Can't Tell Us
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/mY1lz Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/preimplantation-prenatal-genetic-testing-can-cant-tell-us/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/preimplantation-prenatal-genetic-testing-can-cant-tell-us/
May 18, 2016
Having a Baby as a Single Mom-Things to Consider
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Lee Varon, a clinical social worker, single adoptive mom of two, and author of two books for single people interested in adopting; Dr. Michelle Ottey, the laboratory director for Fairfax Cryobank; and Mikki Morrissette, founder of ChoiceMoms.org, single mom of two by donor sperm, and author of Choosing Single Motherhood. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/ffd7z Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/baby-single-mom-things-consider/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/baby-single-mom-things-consider/
May 10, 2016
Parenting Techniques to Prevent Adoption Failures
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Richard Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a prodigious adoption researcher and author. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet.
May 04, 2016
Impact of Divorce on Adopted Children
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ann Cleary, Director of Holt International's California Branch Office. She received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in children's mental health; and Judy Goldman, social worker with Vista Del Mar Adoption Agency. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/V3X1U Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/impact-of-divorce-on-adopted-children/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/impact-of-divorce-on-adopted-children/
Apr 27, 2016
Impact of Zika Those Going Through Fertility Treatment
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Vandana Bhide, an internist and pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Grace Centola, Tissue Bank Director, Manhattan Cryobank,  and Dr. Laurence Udoff, an infertility doctor and Medical Director Fairfax Egg Bank. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/0xKZl Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/impact-of-zika-those-for-going-through-fertility-treatment/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/impact-of-zika-those-for-going-through-fertility-treatment/
Apr 20, 2016
Understanding the New Fertility Clinic Success Statistics
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Brad Van Voorhis-Professor and Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and President of Society of Assited Reproductive Technolgy; and Dr. Art Castelbaum, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Medical Director of RMA of Philadlphia and Central Pennsylvania.  For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: Share on Facebook: Show Highlights:
Apr 12, 2016
Finding an Adoption Competent Therapist
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Debbie Rileym, CEO of The Center for Adoption Support and Education.  For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/O9cbP Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/finding-an-adoption-competent-therapist/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/finding-an-adoption-competent-therapist/
Feb 24, 2016
Helping Older Kids Prepare to be Adopted
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews 2 adoption social workers on helping to prepare older kids for what it means to be adopted. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet.
Feb 24, 2016
Parenting Kids with Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of adoptive moms who are raising children who were exposed in pregnancy to alcohol or drugs. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/st381 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parenting-kids-with-prenatal-alcohol-and-drug-exposure/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/parenting-kids-with-prenatal-alcohol-and-drug-exposure/
Feb 24, 2016
Fertility Tourism-Options and Ethics
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Glen Cohen, Harvard professor and author of Patients With Passports: Medical Tourism, Law & Ethics. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/UmEvY Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/fertility-tourism-options-and-ethics/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/fertility-tourism-options-and-ethics/
Feb 23, 2016
Everything You Want to Know about Sperm Donation
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Suzanne Seitz, a certified genetic counselor that has worked for in the fertility field for over 20 years. She has been with Fairfax Cryobank for more than 10 years and works with families who are selecting a sperm donor. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/3iv90  Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/everything-you-want-to-know-about-sperm-donation/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/everything-you-want-to-know-about-sperm-donation/
Feb 17, 2016
Foster Parenting 101
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John DeGarmo is a leading expert in foster care and parenting. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/8b7tV Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/foster-parent-101/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/foster-parent-101/
Feb 10, 2016
Latest Developments in the Treatment of Endometriosis
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, at the Yale School of Medicine. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/jWzk1 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-in-the-treatment-of-endometriosis/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/latest-developments-in-the-treatment-of-endometriosis/
Feb 05, 2016
Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robin Sizemore, Exec. Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, an international adoption agency with an active kinship adoption  program; Lorrin Pekarske an adoption social worker for the Catholic Charities supporting all types of adoptive families, including relative adoptions; and Tim Eirich, an adoption attorney with Grob & Eirich, LLC, specializes in adoption, child welfare cases, and assisted reproduction, and a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/1xFP0 Share on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/special-challenges-of-kinship-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/special-challenges-of-kinship-adoption/
Feb 03, 2016
Living with PCOS
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alan Martinez, a reproductive endocrinologist at  Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/JgDil FB Share: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A//www.blogtalkradio.com/creatingafamily/2016/01/27/living-with-pcos Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/living-with-pcos/
Jan 27, 2016
Adoption Tax Credit 2016
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax Service, and Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit Coordinator at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/81Tnb Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2016/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2016/
Jan 13, 2016
Adult Transracial Adoptees Teach Us About Adoption
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rhonda Roorda, author of In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption, and an adult transracial adoptee. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/73Lbc Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adult-transracial-adoptees-teach-us-about-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adult-transracial-adoptees-teach-us-about-adoption/
Jan 06, 2016
Tips for Getting Pregnant with IVF
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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, a reproductive embryologist at Reproductive Medical Assiociates of New Jersey and professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/07Zdy Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/tips-for-getting-pregnant-with-ivf/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/tips-for-getting-pregnant-with-ivf/
Dec 30, 2015
Adopting Older Kids-A Practical Guide
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews the authors of a new book: Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Kids Over Age 4. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: https://clicktotweet.com/basic/JK4BH Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopting-older-kids-a-practical-guide/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopting-older-kids-a-practical-guide/
Dec 16, 2015
When School is Not Working for Your Child
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Heather Forbes, author of Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach for Helping Children With Severe Behaviors. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at http://bit.ly/1QvTdsg.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/y8O7J Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/when-school-is-not-working-for-your-child/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/when-school-is-not-working-for-your-child/
Dec 09, 2015
2 Great Adoption/Infertility Books for the Holidays
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Tom Lamarr, author of Geezer Dad and Jillian Lauren, author of Everything You Ever Wanted. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/5610n Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/two-great-adoptioninfertility-books-for-the-holidays/ Show Highlights:https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/two-great-adoptioninfertility-books-for-the-holidays/
Dec 02, 2015
Should You Tell Family/Friends You Used Donor Sperm/Egg/Embryo
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in alternative family building. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Please leave us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/daK30 Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/should-you-tell-familyfriends-you-used-donor-spermeggembryo/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/should-you-tell-familyfriends-you-used-donor-spermeggembryo/
Nov 24, 2015
Post Adoption Support: Needs, Gaps, and Solutions
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Our guests are Debra S. Waller, Chief Executive Officer, Jockey International, Inc. and founder of Jockey Being Family Foundation. Rita Soronen, President and CEO of  Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Susan Cox, Vice President of Public Policy at Holt International. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.   Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/jZyuV Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=Post%20Adoption%20Support%3A%20Needs,%20Gaps,%20and%20Solutions Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/post-adoption-support-needs-gaps-and-solutions/  
Nov 18, 2015
How to Treat Infertility in Women Younger than 35
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews two leading infertility doctors on how best to treat infertility in women under 35. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  If you enjoyed this show, please leave us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews. THANKS! Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/cboL7 Share on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-to-treat-infertility-in-women-younger-than-35/ Show highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/how-to-treat-infertility-in-women-younger-than-35/  
Nov 03, 2015
Crucial Tips from a Pediatrician on Surviving Your Baby's 1st Year
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Scott Cohen, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year.  For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  If you enjoyed this show, please leave us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/S8eT4 Share on Facebook Show Highlights  
Nov 03, 2015
Making Sure Your Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation & Surrogacy is Legal
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Egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy can be a legal landmine. Each state has different laws and a mistake can have serious consequences. How to make sure your third party reproduction in legal and all parties are protected. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stephanie Caballero and Catherine Tucker, both reproductive law attorneys covering egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to Tweet  Share on Facebook Show Highlights   
Oct 26, 2015
Effective Discipline for Lying, Stealing, & Other Challenging Behaviors
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim John Payne, author of The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance- From Toddlers to Teens. He has been a family counselor for 30 years, and is the father of two teenagers. Rebecca Rozema, an adoption social worker with Bethany Christian Services and their National ADOPTS Program Director. Mom of 5 sons, 2 of which are foster sons. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to Tweet Share on Facebook Show Highlights
Oct 13, 2015
Premature Ovarian Failure-Causes and Treatment
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Premature Ovarian Failure is a leading cause of infertility. What causes this condition and what are the cutting edge treatments that will allow a woman to be able to conceive. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Timothy Hickman, Medical Director and Co-Founder of Houston IVF.  He holds Clinical Associate Professor Appointments at both the University of Texas Medical School-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and served on the Executive Board of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology from 2001 – 2011.  Additionally, Dr. Hickman has been named a “Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology” by U.S. News and World Report, a “Top Doctor” and “Top Doctor for Women” by H-Texas Magazine and a “Texas Super Doc” by Texas Monthly Magazine. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to tweet
Oct 07, 2015
Conquering Infertility
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How to overcome infertility and get pregnant.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, a leading expert in mind/body medicine, Director of the Mind/Body Center for Women's Health at Boston IVF, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to Tweet Share on Facebook Show highlights
Sep 30, 2015
Dr. Karyn Purvis- Raising and Healing Abused & Neglected Kids
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Children adopted from foster care or from abroad have often experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. These children require a different form of parenting.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family, and the founder and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development. She is a passionate advocate for children from “hard places.” For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to Tweet Share on Facebook Show Highlights  
Sep 23, 2015
Exploding the Myths of Foster Care Adoption
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There are many myths surrounding adopting from foster care. It is hard to do? Do the kids have all sorts of problems? How much does it cost.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. For more than 30 years, she has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children, providing leadership for local, state and national efforts. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this foster care adoptin on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Sep 15, 2015
Understanding & Coming to Terms with the Pain of Infertility/Miscarriage
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The pain of infertility and miscarriage is different from other grief and in some ways these differences make it harder to cope.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ken Doka, professor at The College of New Rochelle, Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America and the the author of Disenfranchised Grief; and Kris Faasse, Director of Adoption for Bethany Christian Services, who has many years of experience counseling pre and post adoptive parents dealing with the grief of infertility and miscarriage. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show highlights
Aug 29, 2015
Everything You Need to Know about Fertility Drugs
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When you find out you are infertile you are thrown into a new world of medicine and a new world of fertility drugs. It help to understand what medications are used to treat infertility, how to use them, how to get the best price, and how to get your insurance to cover the cost. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Brian Marquis, pharmacy director at Freedom Fertility Pharmacy; and Dan McLaughlin, a registered nurse and case manager at Freedom Fertility Pharmacy. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Aug 28, 2015
Helping Children Cope with Trauma
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All children can experience trauma. What is the difference between those kids who survive and maybe even thrive and those who fall apart? How is this relevant to adoptive parents.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sue Badeau, a nationally known speaker, writer and consultant. She and her husband, Hector, are lifetime parents of twenty-two children (20 adopted) and foster parents to more than 50 children. They are authors of the book Are We There Yet: The Ultimate Road Trip Adopting and Raising 22 Kids. Sue has worked in the field of child welfare for over 30 years and has developed curriculum and training for adoption social workers and parents. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Aug 26, 2015
School Issues for Adopted Kids and Families
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Adoption issues sometime arise at school and adoptive parents need to be prepared.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews two adoption social workers. LeAnne Carnes, Vice President of Children's Connection Inc. and Danielle Goodman, Regional and District Supervisor with Adoptions From The Heart.  For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Aug 19, 2015
Intrauterine Insemination: Increasing Odds of Success
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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination is often the first step in infertility treatment or for single moms or lesbian couples. What can you do to increase the odds that you will get pregnant from an IUI?  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, reproductive endocrinologist at RMA New Jersey and clinical professor of reproductive endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show highlights
Aug 12, 2015
Happiest Baby on the Block Author Talks Sleep
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Sleep issues plague most new parents. How to get your child to sleep and keep them there. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of the wildly popular The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, talks about his has a book, Happiest Baby on the Block Guide to Sleep. Dr. Karp is a pediatrician, child development specialist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine.For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.Show Highlights
Aug 05, 2015
Creating Relationship with Birth Parents in Adoption
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Ninety-five percent of domestic infant adoptions in the US have some degree of openness, so almost all adoptive parents need to think about creating a lasting healthy relationship with their child's birth mother and birth father.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Brenda Romanchik, a therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in trauma and adoption issues, her clients include children, adolescents and adults. She is also an adjunct professor for Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the School of Social Work. She has written and presented widely on adoption and trauma issues. She is also a birth mother in an open adoption. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.
Jul 22, 2015
What to Expect from Your First Fertility Clinic Visit
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The world of infertility is confusing and often overwhelming. It helps to be prepared. We will cover what tests to expect and how to interpret your test results.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Beth McAvey, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA of New York. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Jul 15, 2015
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Male Fertility
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Unlocking the mysteries of male fertility and male infertility. Ever wonder about how to boost male fertility? How successful are vasectomy reversals?  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Cappy Rothman, founder of The Center for Male Reproductive Medicine, and co-founder and medical director of California Cryobank. He is a board certified urologist and nationally recognized authority on andrology, the urological sub-specialty of male reproductive health. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at http://creatingafamily.org/infertility/resources/maleinfertility/?.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Jul 08, 2015
Simple & Fun Strategies to Build Attachment with Adopted Kids
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We know attachment is important in adoption, but adoptive parents often wonder how to help build the bonds of attachment with their adopted kids. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Deborah Gray, adoption therapist, "attachment guru", and author of Attaching through Love, Hugs, and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child and Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.   Show highlights
Jul 01, 2015
Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sherrie Eldridge, adoptee and author of the books, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed and Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show highlights
Jun 19, 2015
The PCOS Diet Plan
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Is it possible to control or improve Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) with diet and lifestyle changes? What is PCOS? How is PCOS related to diabetes? How to improve your fertility when you have PCOS. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Hillary Wright and Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha. Hillary Wright is a registered dietitian and Director of Nutrition Counseling for the Domar Center for Mind Body Health at Boston IVF in Boston, MA.  She is also the author of The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and The Prediabetes Diet Plan: How to Reverse Prediabetes and Prevent Diabetes through Healthy Eating and Exercise. Dr. Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility in Pennsylvania. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Jun 17, 2015
Using Health Insurance to Pay for Fertility Treatment
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Infertility treatment is expensive. How can an average person afford to pay? Health insurance can be used to pay for some parts of treatment and clinic affordability programs, such as shared cycles and multi-cylce plans, can bring down the cost of fertility treatment. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Davina Fankhauser, Co-founder and President of Fertility Within Reach, and an expert on policy related to benefits for fertility treatment and preservation. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show highlights
Jun 10, 2015
Adopting a Tween or Teen-Special Issues to Consider
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There are many children over 10 waiting to be adopted in US foster care, as well in orphanages throughout the world. Are you the family to adopt them? What special issues do families face when adopting a tween/teen.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Mark Lacava, adoption therapist with the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Adoption Services. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog on June 4, 2015 http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights
Jun 03, 2015
Genetics vs. Environment- Which Shapes Our Kids the Most
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What matters most in shaping who we and our children will be--their genes or their environment?  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. Danielle Posthuma, Head of Department of Complex Trait Genetics at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research at the Neuroscience Campus in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and co-investigator for a recently released study on what twin studies have shown about nature vs. nurture.  For a discussion of this show, go to our blog May 28, 2015 at  http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show highlights
May 26, 2015
Understanding Fertility Clinic Success Statistics
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We tell people that they should use the CDC or SART Infertility Clinic Success Statistics when choosing a fertility clinic, but we often fail to tell people how to interpret these statistics. Which ones are important and which ones can we ignore?  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. David Ball, Embryology Lab Director at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and Past President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.
May 20, 2015
Modern Families-Single Moms, Same Sex, IVF, & Donor
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How are the children and parents in alternative/non-traditional families doing? Families through IVF and donor conception, as well as single moms by choice and same sex families are increasing, but how are they doing, and how are the children developing? Are these new family forms harmful to children?  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews world renowned expert on new family structures, Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  Show Highlights If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.
May 13, 2015
Adopting a Child That May Have Been Sexually Abused
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What issues should families consider when adopting or fostering a child that may have been sexually abused? What are warning signs of past sexual abuse? How can these children be helped while not endangering children already in the home.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. Jennifer Shaw, a clinical psychologist at the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Shaw specializes in play therapy and therapy with children and teens who have experienced early trauma, including sexual abuse. Show Highlights For a discussion of this show, go to our blog Monday, May 11, 2015. http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.  Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.
May 06, 2015
How to Do an Independent Private Adoption in the US
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It is possible to do an independent adoption without using an adoption agency.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the top adoption attorneys that facilitate independent adoptions in the US: Steven M. Kirsh and Mark McDermott. Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.
Apr 24, 2015
What You Must Know about Embryology Labs Before Fertility Treatment
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What should every fertility patient know about embryology labs before going through treatment. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the leading embryologist to find out what patients should know and what advances are on the horizon to improve success rates. Dr. Marie D. Werner, a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Rutgers, Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ where she has completed an intensive 6 month embryology training program.  Dr. Werner is one of the lead investigators of the SuMMIT study. Dr. Michael Tucker has worked in the field of reproductive medicine/embryology for over 26 years.  Dr. Tucker has received world-wide recognition for his pioneering work in the IVF technologies that have helped to revolutionize the treatment of infertility. In 1992, he helped to advance the ICSI technique and was responsible for the first “ICSI baby” born in the US. In 1997, he led the team that was successful in achieving the first pregnancy and birth using cryopreserved eggs. He is the Director of Embryology at Shady Grove Fertility and at Georgia Reproductive Specialists. Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.   Blog summary of the show   Highlights
Apr 22, 2015
Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds
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Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption. For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website.  If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Highlights  
Apr 07, 2015
What Twins Can Teach Us About Genetics vs. Environment
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How much of our children's basic temperament, their mental health, their intelligence, their learning disabilities, and all the things that make them who they are comes from their genes and how much from their environment. What can we learn about genetics vs. environment from the ongoing twin studies, including the study of twins separated at birth? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews three leading twin researchers: Dr. Matt McGue, Professor of Psychology at University of Minnesota, a behavioral and quantitative geneticist, Co-Director of Minnesota Twin Family Study and the Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study and Research on Adoption and adoptive dad; and Dr. Nancy Segal, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University, Fullerton and author of Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins and Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on nature vs. nurture can be found here.
Mar 31, 2015
What Makes a Good Embryo for IVF
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Which embryos in IVF are more likely to implant and grow for 9 months and result in a healthy baby? What can patients and doctors do to select the best embryo to give you the best chance of a successful pregnancy? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, a reproductive embryologist at Reproductive Medical Assiociates of New Jersey and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, about the latest developments in fertility treatment.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF can be found here.
Mar 18, 2015
Parenting the Argumentative, Irritable, Angry Child
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Parenting a child that constantly argues, is often moodly, and is generaly disagreeable is difficult and often feels impossible. Some of these children will be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and some will never be diagnosed. What causes children to be this way, and what parenting techniques work? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support organization interviewed Dr. Russell A. Barkley, a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is the author of 21 books and manuals, including Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior and Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting after adoption and infertility. can be found here.
Mar 03, 2015
Foods and Diet That Can Increase Your Fertility
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Can diet affect your fertility? What foods will increase your fertility or increase your chances of conceiving with infertility treatments, such as IVF? Can adding or avoiding specific foods increase the odds that you will conceive with or without infertility treatment or in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Jeffrey Russell, Director of the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and a leading researcher on the impact of diet on fertility and fertility treatment.
Feb 17, 2015
Adoption Tax Credit 2014-2015
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It's time for our annual adoption tax credit show. If you had adoption expenses in 2014, can you get a federal tax credit for them? Is this tax credit applicable to foster care adoption, or international adoption, or infant adoption? Can you claim birth mother expenses. Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will interview Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist® at Bills Tax Service, and a frequent speaker on this topic. We also have Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit and Adoption Subsidy Coordinator at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on the adoption tax credit can be found here.
Feb 11, 2015
Where to Find Embryos for Embryo Donation
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Embryo donation (also known as embryo adoption) can be confusing. One of the question we receive the most is how to find embryos that another couple has donated. Host Dawn Davenport, Exeutive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will interview Kimberly Tyson, Director of the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on embryo donation can be found here.
Feb 04, 2015
Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing on Embryos for IVF
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Should genetic screening become a standard part of IVF? Who should consider this option and for what reasons? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jessica Mann, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on genetic testing of embryos can be found here.
Jan 30, 2015
Premature Ovarian Failure: Causes, Prevention, Treatment
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What causes premature menopause or ovarian failure? What are the symptoms?  What can you do to prevent and treat it? Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will interview Dr. Mark Perloe, Medical Director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists in Atlanta. He received trained at Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin before completing an Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Benjamin Leader is Director of Clinical Research at ReproSource, a clinical fertility testing and research laboratory dedicated to improving reproductive health. Dr. Leader is a Harvard and MIT-trained physician scientist. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on premature ovarian failure can be found here.
Jan 28, 2015
Lifestyle Choices that Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
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What lifestyle choices affect your ability to conceive or the odds of fertility treatment working? How do diet, drinking alcohol, and exercise affect getting pregnant and miscarriage risk. Do supplements work? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Sheeva Talebian, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York based in Manhattan. Dr. Talebian icontributes to publications including Women’s Health, Well + Good, and Women’s Running.  Outside of work, she is an avid runner and cyclist, and is frequently approached for her expert advice on incorporating exercise while attempting to conceive.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources about infertility can be found here.
Jan 21, 2015
Adopting Two Unrelated Kids at the Same Time
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Adopting two unrelated children or babies at the same time is a controversial topic with adoption professionals? Should you consider adopting two children when going abroad to adopt? What about if you are fortunate enough to have two expectant moms choose you for a domestic infant adoption? What are the pros and cons to adopting two children at the same time? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Ginger Healy, an adoption social worker with Children's House International Adoptions, and Marissa Leuallen, a licensed masters social worker with Holt International Children's Services, She has a post graduate certificate in therapy with adoptive and foster families.
Jan 16, 2015
Should You Use an Adoption Consultant, Facilitator, or Attorney
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Adopting a baby in the US can be confusing. Where do you find a child to adopt? How long does it take?  Should you use an adoption consultant, adoption facilitator, or adoption attorney. What is the difference and will is cost more or less and will it be faster? Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support organization, will interview guests Jim Thompson, an adoption attorney in South Carolina, and fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorney; Nicole Witt, with The Adoption Consultancy; and Lisa Sweet, a Licensed California Facilitator with Sweet Beginnings Adoptions.  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog Summary of the Show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption attorneys can be found here.
Jan 14, 2015
Latest Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Miscarriage
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What causes miscarriage and what can women do to prevent them. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Ruth Lathi is Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at Stanford University, and Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Dr. Lathi has authored over 60 publications, is the incoming President for Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on miscarriage can be found here.
Jan 09, 2015
Interracial Adoptive Parenting: White Parents with Brown Kids
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  Transracial adoption is becoming increasingly popular in the US. There are issues unique to parenting a child of a different race. Our guest is Dr. Marlene Fine. She is a Professor Emerita from Simmons College in Boston MA specializing in issues related to race, racial identity, and interracial communication, and the co-author with her spouse, Fern Johnson, of The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family Across Race.  She is the white adoptive mother of two African American sons, both adopted as infants and now ages 24 and 25.  She is also a facilitator with the YW Boston Community Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on interracial adoptive parenting can be found here.
Jan 07, 2015
All About Siblings: Parental Favoritism, Birth Order
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Time Magazine’s cover story on parental favoritism got to me.  I literally argued out loud with the author while reading.  It seemed only fare to have him on the show so we could argue in person.  Jeffrey Kluger, author of the new book The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, and an editor and science reporter at Time, will be our guest to talk about siblings, favoritism, birth order, ideal spacing, and lots more. Birth Order, favoritism, spacing between children, sibling rivalry, preference for sons.  
Dec 24, 2014
Loans for Infertility Treatment
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Having trouble paying for your fertility treatment? Are you considering borrowing money to pay for treatment? Host Dawn Davenport will be talking with representatives of the leading lending entities that lend specifically for paying for infertility treatment. You must listen to this show if you are considering taking out a loan for fertility treatment. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on paying for infertility treatment can be found here.
Dec 17, 2014
Ethical Issues To Think About with Sperm Donation
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What are some of the ethical issues to think about before using donor sperm to create your family? How many times should a man be allowed to donate? How much screening should be done on donors? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Ole Schou, founder and CEO of Cryos International – the largest sperm bank in the world according to Guinness Book of Records. Cryos' simple mission and vision is to help childless people to become parents. Ole Schou’s special interest over almost 30 years is ethics & law and the impact on the market mechanisms and the use of donor sperm.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on sperm donation can be found here.
Dec 16, 2014
Preserving Fertility with a Cancer Diagnosis
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A diagnosis of cancer is devastating on so many different levels. Often patients are so overwhelmed that the last thing they think about is getting on with their life once treatment is past. This would include taking action now to preserve their option to have children after cancer. Host Dawn Davenport talks with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director for Fairfax Cryobank, who works with male cancer patients; Dr. Stephen Lincoln, Medical Director of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at the Genetics and IVF Institute; and Lauren Haring, Director and Co-Founder of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at GIVF.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on preserving fertility can be found here.
Dec 10, 2014
Adopting Siblings: Special Issues to Consider
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We try not to separate siblings in adoption when possible, but adopting siblings brings special consideration for adoptive parents. Our guests to talk about sibling adoption are Kimberly Offutt, a social worker at Bethany Christian Services and  Erin Q. Nasmyth, a licensed clinical social worker with Hopscotch Adoptions, who has spent spent the last ten years working with families and children in the foster care system, in child mental health and supporting families in adoption.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on sibling adoption can be found here.
Dec 03, 2014
Why Consider Open Adoption & How to Do it Well
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Open adoption is the norm in for domestic infant adoptions in the US and becoming more common in foster care adoption and international adoption. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, long time researchers on the impact of openness on all members of the adoption triad, and lead researchers of the Minnesota / Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP). They literally wrote the book on open adoption and how we currently practice adoption.    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on open adoption can be found here.
Nov 19, 2014
Making Peace With Not Having Children
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Infertility treatment is not always successful and neither is adoption. Couples may have to face the decision of living childfree. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Sheridan Voysey, author of Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings, a book about his journey to deciding to live childfree after he and his wife struggled to create a family for 10 years; and Jen Gamper, an infertility therapist with RMA New Jersey. She also has a private psychotherapy practice in Basking Ridge, NJ. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on being child free can be found here.
Nov 12, 2014
How to Adopt a Child in Another State
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What is the best way to find and adopt a child born in another state? Is this possible? What is the process for adopting across state lines. How to find a child to adopt? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Suzanne B. Nichols, an adoption attorney with over 25 years’ experience in private domestic adoptions and now reproductive law in the areas of surrogacy and donor eggs. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey.
Nov 04, 2014
Panel of Young Adult Transracial Adoptees
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The real experts on transracial adoption are the people who were adopted by parents of a different race or ethnicity. We have done many shows on interracial adoption, including several panels of transracial adoptees, but we wanted to focus on those that are currently in their 20s whose life experience more closely resembles the experiences of children who are being adopted across racial lines today. Host Dawn Davenport interviews four black adoptees in their 20s who were raised by white parents.    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on transracial adoption can be found here.
Oct 15, 2014
Becoming a First Time Mom Over 40-Things to Consider
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Should you become a first time mom over 40? Over 45? Over 50? What are the unique issues older mothers face? What are the challenges and reward of older parenthood? Host Dawn Davenport interviews a panel of women who became mothers through fertility treatment or adoption over the age of 40.
Oct 14, 2014
Being Happy While Struggling with Infertility
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Is it possible to be happy when you are suffering from infertility and going through fertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of numerous books including Conquering Infertility and Being Happy Without Being Perfect.   Highlights of the show can be found here: Highlights More Creating a Family resources on infertility can be found here.  
Oct 13, 2014
Grants for Infertility Treatment: Affording IVF
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Are grants available to help pay for fertility treatment? How do you apply and what are the granting organizations looking for. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lisa Duran, Director of Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation, a non profit organization that assists couples in paying for fertility treatments not covered by health insurance; and Dr. Camille Hammond, Director of the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, which provides grants to assist needy infertile families.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on affording IVF can be found here.
Oct 08, 2014
Talking with Adopted Kids about Birth Parents
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How can adoptive parents talk with their children about their birth parents. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jennifer Bliss, the National Associate Counseling Director at the Independent Adoption Center, a non-profit domestic infant adoption agency; and  Danielle Goodman, Lead Social Worker in the Delaware office of Adoptions from the Heart, a nonprofit domestic infant adoption agency.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on talking to adopted children about birth parents can be found here.
Oct 01, 2014
Adoption 101: Everything You Need to Know at the Beginning
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What do you need to know when you first start thinking about adoption. Where do you begin? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Jim Thompson, a South Carolina attorney, with offices in Spartanburg and Charleston. He has worked in the field of adoption and assisted reproductive law for 25 years. Leanne Carnes, Chief Operating Officer at Children's Connection Inc., an adoption and child welfare agency with offices throughout Texas. Kara Eusebio, Associate Director of Outreach with Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children in New York City.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.
Sep 24, 2014
How IVF is Changing and Improving Your Chances of Conceiving
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What are the medical advances in in vitro fertilization in the last several years. Are your chances of getting pregnant with fertility treatment improving? What have we learned about helping people conceive. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Eric Forman, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at RMA New Jersey, and co-author of the cover story in July ‘14 issue of Contemporary OBGYN Magazine  “The New IVF Paradigm”. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF can be found here.  
Sep 17, 2014
How are Kids Conceived via Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation Doing?
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Concern has been expressed on how children conceived via third party reproduction, including sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation are faring. Is attachment as strong in these families. What is the nature of the parent child relationships? Host Dawn Davenport interviews renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota.  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on third party reproduction can be found here.
Sep 09, 2014
How Internationally Adopted Kids Acquire Language
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Internationally adopted children most often do not speak any English when they are adopted. How do they acquire English once home and what can parents do to help. Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support organization, will interview Dr. Sharon Glennen, Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies at Towson University in Maryland. Dr. Glennen researches how children adopted from abroad acquire English after adoption.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on international adoption can be found here.
Aug 24, 2014
Diagnosing, Treating, & Conceiving with PCOS
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Polycyctis Ovarian Syndrome affects a woman's health and her fertility. Diagnosing PCOS is often difficult and treatment can be complicated. With proper treatment for PCOS and often with fertility treatment, many women are able to get pregnant. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jeanne O’Brien to discuss the latest research in diagnosing and treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and especially how to get pregnant with PCOS. Dr. O'Brien is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and practices at Shady Grove Fertiltiy Center in Maryland. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on PCOS can be found here.
Aug 24, 2014
Preventing IVF Failure
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What are the latest developments that can help prevent IVF from faililng. What can infertility patients do to help their infertility treatment succeed. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Sonia Elguero, board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Boston IVF.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF can be found here.
Aug 20, 2014
Saving Money the Dave Ramsey Way
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Adoption and fertility treatment are expensive. Not everyone has the money just sitting around in their savings to spend. How does Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace Program suggest raising the money needed for paying for IVF, donor egg or surrogacy or for adopting a child? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Chris Hogan, from Dave Ramsey's organization about the techniques discussed in Total Money Makeover and the Financial Peace University. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on paying for adoption or fertility treatments can be found here.
Aug 13, 2014
Diagnosing and Treating Kids with ADHD
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Do you think your child has ADHD? Could it be caused by diet, food allergies, low blood sugar, or lack of sleep? How to best diagnosis and treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Host Dawn Davenport interviews  Dr. Vincent Monastra, a clinical psychologist specializing in ADHD and author of Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lesson that Medicine Cannot Teach, published by the American Psychological Association. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting children with ADHD can be found here.
Aug 06, 2014
International Adoptions Under new Universal Accreditation Act
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The Universal Accreditation Act is now reality. How will it change international adoptions? If you have already applied to adopt, how will it affect you? Host Dawn Davenport will interview: Robin Sizemore, Founder and Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptionsan international adoption agency in North Carolina and New York; and Nicole Skellenger, an Adoption Attorney and Chief Operating Officer at MLJ Adoptions, an international adoption agency based in Indianapolis, IN. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on international adoption can be found here.
Jul 30, 2014
Can Chemicals in Food & Environment Affect Fertility
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How do chemical, hormones, and pesticides in our food and environment affect fertilty, pregnancy, and health of our families. Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California San Francisco about common environmental chemicals and exposures affect on getting pregnant and miscarriage. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on infertility and miscarriag can be found here.
Jul 23, 2014
Genetics 101 for Egg and Sperm Donation
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What do you need to know about the genetics of a potential egg donor or sperm donor? What type of genetic testing is available both pre and post conception? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Dr. Harvey Stern, Director of Genetics and the Fetal Diagnostic Center at Genetics & IVF Institute, and Medical Director of Fairfax Cryobank and of GIVF’s Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program. He also supervises genetic screening for GIVF’s egg donors and for Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm donors. Dr. Lee Silver, a molecular biology professor at Princeton; author of over 200 research articles on genetics and computational modeling, as well as two of the leading academic genetic textbooks; and he is the founder and Chief Science Advisor at Genepeeks.  Stephanie Andriole, who is a gentics counselor at Comprehensive Genetics with a masters in Human Genetics where she advised both prenatal and preconception patients. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on egg and sperm donation can be found here.
Jul 16, 2014
Preparing Children in Orphanages for Adoption
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Children adopted internationally need to be prepared in advance for what adoption means, and how their life will change. How can adoption professionals and parents help to prepare these kids. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts on orphans care and adoption. Dr. Jane Aronson is a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine and is the CEO and President of Worldwide Orphans. She has been providing direct service to orphans for 20 years. Ms. Jayne Schooler is the author/co-author of seven books in the adoption field, including her newest, Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents. She has worked in orphanages in Kyrgyzstan, Poland and Ukraine. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on internation adoption can be found here.
Jul 09, 2014
Panel of Donor Conceived Adults
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More children are being conceived with donor egg, sperm, and embryo through third party reproduction and IVF. We can learn from the generation that went before who were conceived through donors in the past. What was their experience growing up? Did their parents tell them of their donor conception. Does their donor conception affect how they feel about their family? Join our panel of four adult who were conceived with the help of a donor. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on telling your children about their conception can be found here.
Jul 02, 2014
How Long to Try Fertility Pills and IUI Before Moving to IVF
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What is the safest, fastest, and cheapest way to get pregnant in fertility treatment? How long should you continue to try Clomid or Letrozole and/or artificial insemination (IUI) with our without injectables before moving to IVF? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Alison Zimon, a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF, and Dr. Samantha Pfeifer, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on infertility can be found here.
Jun 25, 2014
How Does IVF Affect the Babies and Children
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Most parents that conceive children with in vitro fertilization wonder about the short term and long term impact of this treatment on the children conceived. Are children conceived through infertility treatment more at risk for congenital defects; physical growth delays; neurological, cognitive, behavioral, and mental health issues; metabolic disease, or at an increased risk for cancer? What does a review of the latest research show? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Seetha Shankaran, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and author of comprehensive analysis of the literature on childhood and young adult outcome following assisted reproductive therapies.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF can be found here.
Jun 18, 2014
Raising Transgender Children
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What is transgender? Does it differ from gender non-conforming, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, or gender variant? What are the causes and how can parents best raise a child that is transgender? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jo Olson, an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the care of transgender youth and gender variant children. She is the director of the largest clinic in the United States for transgender youth at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Kim Pearson, co-founder and Training Director for TransYouth Family Allies, and proud mother of a happy, healthy, transgender son. "Anne", mother of an 8 year old transgender child whose assigned gender at birth was male. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting after adoption and infertility can be found here.
Jun 11, 2014
Paying for Adoption
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How in the world does an average family pay for an infant domestic adoption or international adoption? What options are available for financing adoptions? What grants and loans are available? Host Dawn Davenport will interview the following panel: Natalie De Prat, with American Christian Credit Union; Cherri Walrod, with Resources 4 Adoption; and Kelly Ellison, with Your Adoption Finance Coach. Domestic adoption, baby adoption, international adoption, adopting from China, adopting from Ethiopia, infant adoption, Chinese adoptions, Ethiopian adoptions, adopting from Korea, Korean adoptions, adoption agencies, adopting from DRC, adopting from Colombia, adopting from Thailand, adopting from Taiwan   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on paying for adoption can be found here.
Jun 04, 2014
Getting Pregnant after 40 (With or Without Fertility Treatment)
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Fertility declines with age, but what can women do to increase the odds of getting pregnant over the age of 40 with or without using infertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education organization, interviews Dr. Marcy Maquire, board certified reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of New Jersey, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on becoming an older parent can be found here.
May 28, 2014
Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Interview with Dr. Ira Chasnoff
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Dr. Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation's leading researchers studying the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.
May 16, 2014
Parenting Abused and Neglected Children
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Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Bruce Perry, child psychiatrist and founder of Child Trauma Academy, and author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. Dr. Perry has been consulted on how to help children involved with the following high profile incidents involving traumatized children such as the Branch Davidian siege in Waco (1993), the Oklahoma City bombing (1995), the Columbine school shootings (1999), the September 11th terrorist attacks (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), the FLDS polygamist sect (2008), the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the tsunami in Tohoku Japan (2011) and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings (2012).  foster care adoption, international adoption, special needs adoption, older child adoption, toddler adoption, orphan care Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting after adoption can be found here.
May 14, 2014
Dr. Karyn Purvis: Raising Children from Foster Care or Orphanages
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Raising children who have been abused or neglected is different from raising children who have not experienced trauma. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child and Director of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, about how abuse, neglect and institutionalization affects children in the short term and long term, and what parenting techniques work for these children from hard places. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on attachment can be found here.
May 07, 2014
Minimal Stimulation IVF and Natural Cycle IVF
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IVF and other infertility treatments are expensive and often not coverered by health insurance. Host Dawn Davenport talks with two pioneers in the field of fertility medicine about way and options to lower the cost of fertility treatments, including IVF. Dr. Joe Massey, a reproductive endocrinologist at Servy Massey Fertility Institute. He was involved with the first ICSI pregnancy in the US, the first US egg freezing in the US, and the world’s first successful assisted hatching procedures. Dr. Fran Yelian, a MD, PhD reproductive endocrinologist with Life IVF Center in Irvine, California. He specializes in minimal stimulation IVF and natural cycle IVF, as well as traditional infertility treatments. Recently, Dr. Yelian took a sabbatical leave to work at Kato Ladies Clinic in Japan where he mastered the new techniques and skills of Natural Cycle IVF and Minimal Stimulation IVF.  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on Minimal Stimulation IVF and Natural Cycle IVF can be found here.
Apr 30, 2014
Coping with Infertility as the Fertile Partner
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Is infertility experienced differently by the fertile partner in a relationship? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Clinical Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.  Since 1985, Dr. Braverman has worked as a health psychologist with a specialty in infertility counseling, third party reproduction and medical health management issues. infertility, male infertility, egg donation, sperm donor, egg donor, adoption Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights    More Creating a Family resources on donor coping with infertility can be found here.
Apr 22, 2014
Talking with Your Adopted Child about the Difficult Parts of His History
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Sometimes our adopted kids come to us from a history in their birth families or drug abuse, rape, incest, abuse, or prison. Should adoptive parents share this information with the adopted child? If so, how? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Beth O'Malley, author of many books about preparing lifebooks for adopted and foster children,  including Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child; and Angela Magnuson, a licensed professional counselor with Bethany Christian Services with specialized adoption training through Rutger’s Certificate Program in Adoption and seven years experience working with foster, kinship and pre and post adoptive families. adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, lifebooks, domestic adoption, adopting a baby Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on lifebooks and parenting after adoption can be found here.
Apr 16, 2014
Making a Hospital Plan in Open Adoption
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Adoptive parents are often asked to be present at the hospital in open adoptions. This emotional time is complex for both adoptive and birth parents to navigate and hospital staff often do not help. Host Dawn Davenport will speak with Dr. Jennifer Bliss, the National Associate Counseling Director at the Independent Adoption Center, a non-profit domestic infant adoption agency; and Rebecca Vahle, Adoption Program Coordinator and founder of the Family to Family Adoption Support Program at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Co - just southeast of Denver. open adoption, domestic adoption, adopting a baby in the US, American adoption, adopting an infant, infant adoption. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on open adoption can be found here.
Apr 02, 2014
How Weight Affects Fertility and Infertility Treatment
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How does your weight or Body Mass Index (BMI) affect your fertility. Does it alter your chances of success with infertility treatment. How does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affect fertility and infertility treatment. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Allison Styne, a reproductive endocrinologist with RMA New York. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on infertility and PCOS can be found here.
Mar 19, 2014
Preparing an Adoptive Parent Portfolios for Expectant Mothers
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Adoptive parents wanting to adopt a baby in the US must prepare an adoptive parent portfolio, also known as an adoptive parent profile. To learn more about how to prepare an adoptive parent profile, host Dawn Davenport interviewed Madeleine Melcher, an adoptee, mother of three through adoption, the owner of Our Journey to You (an adoption portfolio design company), and author of the new book How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter; and Aki Parker, the National Marketing and Design Associate at the North Carolina branch of the Independent Adoption Center.  In addition to marketing/designing nationally, she has also worked with adoptive families providing consultation on their letters and online profiles. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Mar 05, 2014
Adopting a Child with Cleft Lip/Palate
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Should you adopt a child with cleft lip or cleft palate. What is involved with this special need? Host Dawn Davenport interviews four medical specialist working with chidlren with cleft lip/palate:  Dr. Andrea Smith a dentist specializing in dental and facial Prosthetics, in fact  she is one of only 350 Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. She is also Clinical Director at Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Lancaster Penn.  We also have Dr. Thomas Samson Pediatric Plastic Surgeon at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Hi is co-director of the Penn State Hershey Craniofacial Clinic and the Penn State Hershey Vascular Anomalies Clinic. Abbie Ellis is a feeding specialist at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. And of course no show on cleft impairment would be complete without a speech therapist. We are pleased to have Maureen Rostolsky, she has her Masters in Speech Pathology and specializes in working with children with cleft lip and palate at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Feb 12, 2014
Classic Episode: Genetics vs. Environment- Which Affects Us the Most
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How much of our personality traits, temperament, talents, health conditions, mental illness, and intelligence are controlled by our genes and how much by our environment? Which trumps in parenting: Nature vs. Nurture? What relevance does this have to us as parents? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Matt McGue, a behavioral and quantitative geneticist and director of the Minnesota Twin Study; and Dr. Kerry Jang, a Professor with the UBC Department of Psychiatry. Highlights of the show can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on nature vs. nurture can be found here.
Feb 10, 2014
Classic Episode: Evaluating Risks in Adoption Matches and Referrals
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One of the hardest things many adoptive parents have to do is to decide if the risks or special needs of a particular birth mother match or referral are too great for them to handle. What are the likely effects of prenatal exposures to drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes? What if their is a history of mental illness in the birth parents family. What is the child has been in an orphanage for years? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Dana Johnson, Director of the International Adoption Clinic at the University of Minnesota and Professor of Neonatology, about what factor are red flags, what questions to ask, and how to interpret the scant medical history provided. Highlights of the show can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.
Feb 10, 2014
Classic Episode: Avoiding Mistakes and Mix-Ups with IVF and Fertility Treatment
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Infertility patients worry about the wrong embryos being transferred; their egg, sperm or embryos being mislabled; the wrong sperm being used to fertilize the egg, etc. Mistakes are rare, but infertility patients need to be prepared. What should you know to protect yourself? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr Jacob F Mayer, Embryologist at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg, Past-President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard, and director of the IVF program at Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Jessica Berg, Professor of Law and Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Associate Director of the Law-Medicine Center. Highlights of the show can be found here:    Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF labs can be found here.
Feb 10, 2014
Classic Episode: Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD
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Raising a child with Attention Deficit Disorder is hard on kids and hard on parents. How to parent a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to avoid frustration for both parent and child. Host Dawn Davenport interviews the ADHD guru, Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of numerous books on ADD, including SuperParenting for ADD and Driven to Distraction. We'll talk about parenting techniques that work with children with ADHD. Highlights of the show can be found here: Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting children with special needs can be found here.  
Feb 10, 2014
Classic Episode: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Infertility
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How can Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) be used to treat infertility. Can acupuncture and TCM be used with western infertility medicine and  in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Will the fertility medications you are taking interfere with the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine? Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Dr Angela C. Wu, author of Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome Infertility to get some of the answers. Highlights of the show can be found here:   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Feb 10, 2014
Myths about Having an Only Child
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Should you have only one child? Is it fair to your child? Is it fair to you? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on family size and type can be found here.
Feb 05, 2014
What Happens in an Infertility Lab
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What happens inside an embryology lab at an infertility clinic? How important is the laboratory to the success of IVF. How do labs differ? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with embryologist Scott Kratka, senior embryologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and Board Certified by the  American College of Embryology. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on infertility treatments can be found here.
Jan 28, 2014
Adopting from Asia
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Have you ever considered international adoption? Can you adopt from China, Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong? What are the requirements and how much does it cost? Host Dawn Our guests are Dana Woods, China Program Director at A Helping Hand Adoption Agency, located in Lexington, KY,  an affiliate of Nightlight Christian Adoptions; Kimberly Alls, Director of Adoption and the Waiting Child Coordinator for Dillon International; and Emily Mathews, Missouri Director of All Blessings International Adoption Agency.  Highlights of this show can be found here: Highlights For more information on adopting from Asia, click here.
Jan 22, 2014
Adoption Tax Credit 2013
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The adoption tax credit is a great way to help fund your adoption, though it is often underutilized. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts on this confusing tax credit: Donald Cofsky, President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and Josh Kroll, with the North American Council on Adoptable Children. adoption tax credit, adoption tax credit 2013, adoption, foster care adoption, failed adoption, international adoption Highlights of this show can be found here: Highlights For more information on the Adoption Tax Credit, click here.
Jan 15, 2014
Considering Single Motherhood
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Should you become a single mother? What are your options? How do you raise healthy happy kids as a single parent? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lee Varon, a clinical social worker, single adoptive mom of two, and author of two books for single people interested in adopting: "Adopting On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adopting As A Single Parent" and "Single Adoptive Parents: Our Stories"; Dr. Michelle Ottey, the Laboratory Director for Fairfax Cryobank; and Mikki Morrissette, founder of ChoiceMoms.org, single mom of two by donor sperm, and author of the award-winning "Choosing Single Motherhood". Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on single motherhood can be found here.
Jan 08, 2014
Adopting through an Adoption Lawyer
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What is the adoption process when adopting through an adoption attorney for those wanting to adopt a baby in the US? How do you find an adoption attorney? Who finds the prospective birth mothers?What questions should you ask before hiring? Host Dawn Davenport will interview four leading adoption attorneys: Colleen Quinn, Steve Kirsch, Jim Thompson, and Michael Goldstein. adopting a baby, adoption process, domestic adoption, US adoption, adoption attorney, adoption lawyer, transracial adoption, interracial adoption, mixed race adoption, birthmother, birth mother, adoption wait, adoption cost, Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Dec 18, 2013
Affect of Early Life Experiences on Adopted Children
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Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Charles Nelson, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and one of the leading experts on how early childhood neglect, abuse, malnutrition, institutionalization, and prenatal environment affect children. adoption, adopting a child, adopting from foster care, foster care adoption, adopting a baby, international adoption, adopting from China, adopting from Ethiopia, adopting from Poland, adopting from Bulgaria, adopting from Colombia, adopting from Korea Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Dec 11, 2013
What Expectant Women Look for When Choosing Adoptive Parents
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Each expectant woman considering placing her child for adoption is looking for something special in the adoptive parent she chooses. What common factors do adoption agencies and adoption lawyers see in how birth mothers choose adoptive parents. How does age, marital status, health, and sexual orientation affect their choice? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lark Cooper, the Intake Coordination for Children's Connection Inc, an adoption agency with offices throughout Texas; and Danielle Goodman, an Adoption Social worker in the Delaware office of Adoptions From the Heart. Both work extensively with birth mothers when deciding on placing a child for adoption. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on domestic adoption can be found here.  
Dec 04, 2013
Dealing with Infertility and Miscarriage Grief
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The pain and losses of infertility and miscarriage are often not recognized by our society. It is hard to mourn a loss others do not see. This grief can hang around and impair our joy in our family through adoption, egg donation, sperm donation, or surrogacy. How do men and women process this grief in different ways. How can you resolve this grief.Our guests to talk about ambiguous or disenfranchised loss are Dr. Ken Doka, Professor at The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America.  He is the the author of Disenfranchised Grief. And Kris Faasse, Director of Adoption for Bethany Christian Services, who has many years of experience counseling pre and post adoptive parents dealing with the grief of infertility and miscarriage. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on coping with infertility can be found here.
Nov 27, 2013
Legal Issues You MUST Consider with Egg/Sperm Donation & Surrogacy
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Egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy can have significant legal concerns. It is important that infertility patients considering egg or sperm donation or surrogacy think through these issues before hand. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading reproductive law attorneys on topics that should be considered by those using donor eggs, donor sperm, or surrogacy to create their family. Our guests are Stephanie Caballero and Catherine Tucker, both reproductive law attorneys covering egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation. Infertility, fertility, egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy, surrogate, gestational surrogacy, embryo donation, donor egg, donor sperm, gamete donatation, donor embryo, embryo adoption, fertility treatment, infertility treatment Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Nov 20, 2013
Maximizing Chances of Pregnancy in Fertility Treatment
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It is so hard to know how long to stay at each level of infertility treatment. How many months on Clomid, how many IUIs (artificial inseminations) and how many cycles of IVF is reasonable before moving to donor egg. What is the best way to manage your fertility dollars and still get pregnant? Our guests will be Dr. Alison Zimon, a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF, and Dr. Samantha Pfeifer, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Pennsylvania Medical School. IVF, Clomid, IUI, donor egg Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Nov 05, 2013
Inside Transracial Adoption: Talking About Race
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Transracial Adoptions (Interracial Adoption) are becoming more common. Adoptive parents must talk with their children abour race, but that is often a hard conversation to have. When to start, what to say, and how to prepare them for racism without scaring them. Our guests to talk about talking with transracially adopted children about race are Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption; and Natasha Sky, a multiracial woman and mother of four multiracial children, and founder of MultiracialSky: Resources for Multiracial Families.  adopting a black baby, adopt a black child, adopting from Ethiopia, adopt from Kenya, Adopt from Liberia, adopt from Congo, adopt from Uganda, foster care adoption, adopt from Africa, international adoption Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Nov 05, 2013
Increasing Success with IVF
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To get pregnant using fertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, requires good embryos. Up unitl recently choosing the best embryos was more art than science. New research is changing that equation. Dr. Marcy Maguire, a Reproductive Embryologist at Reproductice Medical Assiociates of New Jersey and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will talk about the latest groundbreaking discoveries that is increasing the odds of success in IVF. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF can be found here.  
Oct 30, 2013
Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Family
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Overcoming Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Extended Family. This was a topic suggested by our audience. There are few, if any, resources available to help infertility patients navigate who to tell about using third party reproduction. Our guest is Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in infertiliy who has worked at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey for 8 years and has a private practice in Montclair, NJ. donor egg, egg donation, donor sperm, sperm donation, donor embryo, embryo donation, embryo adoption, infertility treatment, fertility treatment, third party reproduction, Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor egg, sperm, and embryos can be found here.  
Oct 23, 2013
Toddler Adoption
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Adopting a toddler is NOT the same as adopting an infant or adopting a school aged child. As the waiting times for international adoption increase more families are adopting older babies and toddlers. Foster care adoptions are also increasing and families are facing the unique issues associated with adopting children between the ages of 1 and 4. Join our guest Mary Hopkins-Best, author of Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft, to learn about the rewards and challenges of adopting a toddler., and tips for easiing their transition into your home. This is a re-aring of a classic Creating a Family show from 2008. Enjoy. toddler adoption, adopting a 2 year old, adopting a 3 year old, special need adoption, waiting times for adoption.
Oct 11, 2013
Adopting and Raising a Child with HIV
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The stigma against HIV is alive and well in the US and the world, and no where does this play out more poignantly than in the thousands of orphans with HIV. Adoptive parents are often afraid of adopting a child with HIV. How sick will these children be? What is their life expectancy? How much risk do they pose to other family members? Our guest are Dr. Jan Piatt, Medical Director at the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital , Kate Foley, Social Worker and Associate Director of Outreach at Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency, and Traci Heim a Director for Project HOPEFUL, a nonprofit bringing education and encouragement for those adopting children with HIV. She is also a parent to 10 children through adoption, including a child with HIV. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Oct 09, 2013
Getting Pregnant After Cancer
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What are the risks of attempting to get pregnant after cancer? Should you try? How long should you wait. What is the risk to the child and mother. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts in the US on Pregnancy after Cancer: Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss, a breast surgeon and the Oncofertility Consortium's Clinical Co-Director of Oncology and an Assistant Professor within the Department of Surgery and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University; and Dr. Nicole Noyes, Reproductive Endocrinologist with NYU Fertility Center, Professor and the Director of Reproductive Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine and Medical Center, President of the ASRM Special Interest Group on Fertility Preservation.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Oct 02, 2013
Fertility and Your Immune System
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Can your immune system affect your ability to get pregnant or stay pregnant? What is the immunological conncetion to infertility or miscarriage. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. William Kutteh, board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Immunology. He serves as Director of Fertility Associates of Memphis and Laboratory Director for Memphis Fertility Laboratory. fertility, infertility, immunology, immune system, miscarriage, recurrent pregnancy loss Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on immunology and infertility can be found here.
Sep 25, 2013
Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions: Common?, Causes, Prevent
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Not all adoptions are forever. Some fail. Recent reports by NBC News, the Today Show, and Reuters focused on the devastating outcomes for some kids and families, but left unanswered how often adoptions fail, what types of adoptions are at the most risk for adoption disruption or adoption dissolution, and what to do to prevent them from failing.   Host Dawn Davenport will interview a panel of adoption experts: Dr. Trudy Festinger, professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, and leading researcher on adoption disruptions; Stephen Hayes, adoption attorney who has handled over 3,500 adoption cases, including many adoption dissolutions, and a fellow and past Vice President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; and Regina Kupecky, psycho-therapist specializing in adoption and attachment,and co-author of Adopting The Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child. adoption, adopting from foster care, international adoption, adopting older children, attachment disorders  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights  More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Sep 18, 2013
Long Term Effects of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure
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Evaluating the risk of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure is one of the hardest decisions adoptive parents must make. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation's leading researchers on long term effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure and author of a new book on the subject--The Mystery of Risk. Dr. Chasnoff is President of the Children's Research Triangle and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. adoption, adopting a child, FAS, FASD, fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, meth, crack, cocaine, ecstasy Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Sep 11, 2013
How to Interpret IVF Success Statistics
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We tell people to check out the Center for Disease Control statistics before selecting an infertility clinic, but how in the world do you make sense of these numbers. Which ones are truly important? Can they be manipulated? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. David Adamson, reproductive endocrinologist and Medical Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and Founder and CEO of Advanced Reproductive Care, a national network of fertility clinics. He was past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). Our other guest will be Dr. Laurence Udoff, a reproductive endocrinologist with Genetics and IVF Institute and a professor at University of Maryland. He is the lead physician at GIVF on Donor Egg IVF and egg vitrification. infertility clinic, IVF, in vitro fertilization, fertility treatment, infertilty treatment, egg donation  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on infertility clinics can be found here.
Sep 04, 2013
Should You Freeze Your Eggs to Preserve Your Fertility
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Advances in egg freezing in the last couple of years have been huge. Should you use egg freezing to allow you to wait to have children later? Is this technique reliable and safe?How much does it cost, and how expensive is storage? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Daniel Shapiro, Medical Director of Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta and Clinical Manager of My Egg Bank. He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility. She will also interview Dr. Pat Mc Shane, Associate Director of Fertility Preservation at the University of Colorado Hospital and has served as the President of the New England Fertility Society. Dr. McShane is also the Medical Director of The World Egg Bank. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on egg freezing can be found here.
Aug 23, 2013
Should I Adopt a Child with Special Needs
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Most international adoptions are now special needs adoptions, as are adoptions from US foster care. Are you up to adopting a child with special needs? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Martha Osborne, founder and director of Rainbow Kids, a photolisting website for harder to place children; and Dr. Lisa Nalven, a developmental pediatrician, specializing in caring for children with developmental disabilities.  She is the Director of Developmental Pediatrics and the Adoption Screening and Evaluation program at the Kireker Center for Child Development-Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  Dr. Nalven also serves on the Executive Committee for the Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care for the American Academy of Pediatrics. international adoption, foster care adoption, special needs adoption, adopting from foster care, waiting children, photolistings, adopting from China, adopting from Poland, adopting from Bulgaria, adopting from Colombia Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on special needs adoption can be found here.
Aug 21, 2013
Traveling with Newly Adopted Children
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Traveling with kids is hard enough when you know them and they know you. How in the world do you travel with with a newly adopted child. How do you keep a child entertained during the plane, cab, car, bus rides that are inevitable? Join our guests Brooke Randolph, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founding team member MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where she currently serves as the VP of Social Services. She is a single adoptive mother who has recently traveled with her newly adopted 6 year old son; and Susie Doig, an adoption social worker with Holt International Adoption Agency. adopt child, international adoption, overseas adoption, adopt from abroad, special needs adoption, addoption, foster care adoption, independent adoption, adopt from Ethiopia, Ethiopia adoption, Ukraine adoption, adopting from China, adopting from Korea, adopting from Russia, adopt from Colombia, adopt from Bulgaria, adopt from Poland, infant adoption, child adoption, kids adoption, toddler adoption, adoptable children, older child adoption Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on traveling with adopted children can be found here.
Aug 14, 2013
Practical Considerations When Going Abroad for Treatment
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Increasingly US citizens are looking abroad for infertility treatment, while those in other countries are coming to the US to receive fertility treatments not available or legal in their country. What are the practical considerations for infertility tourism? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Kathryn Kaycoff-Manos co-founder of the Agency for Surrogacy Solutions and Global IVF, an informational website to help Intended Parents from all over the world.  She is a mom herself through surrogacy and egg donation, and knows firsthand how much of a toll financially, physically as well as emotionally infertility can take on a person. Our other guest is Sue Taylor, an IVF consultant with over 27 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, assisting patients with selecting an IVF clinic, or with the practicalities of traveling to another country for fertility treatments. She blogs at IVFTraveler.com. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on fertility treatment abroad can be found here.
Aug 02, 2013
When Should You Move Up the Fertility Treatment Ladder
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It's hard to know when to move up the infertility treatment ladder from Clomid, to IUI (artificial insemination), to IVF, to IVF/ICSI, to donor egg, to surrogacy. When should you move to more advanced forms of fertility treatment/assisted reproduction? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jaime Knopman, Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA of New York and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.    fertility treatments, infertility treatment, IVF treatment, in vitro fertilization, fertility clinics, IUI, artificial insemination,  vitro fertilization, invitro fertilization, egg donation, embryo donation, embryo adoption, trying to conceive, female infertility, male infertility, infertility clinic, causes of infertility, infertility causes, PCOS, endometriosis, donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy, coping with infertility treatment, Clomid, What is IVF, IVF procedure, in vitro fertilisation, IVF cost, IVF success rate, secondary infertility,   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on fertility treatment options can be found here.
Jul 31, 2013
What Subsidies/ Benefits are Available for Foster Care Adopt
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Most children adopted from US foster care are eligible for an monthly adoption subisdy and other benefits from the state. What benefits are available? College tuition, medical insurance, monthy stipend? What is reasonable? Our guests are Josh Kroll, Project Coordinator with the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center at the North American Council on Adoptable Children and  Julie Mondroski and Judith Ungar-Neuenkirch, case workers with Clark County Nevada—otherwise known as Las Vegas. adopting from foster care, foster care adoption, waiting US children, adopting a US child, toddler adoption, adoption photolisting,  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on foster care adoption can be found here.
Jul 24, 2013
Coping with Infertility Grief After Adopting
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We tell people to work through their grief at not having a biological child or being pregnant or breastfeeding BEFORE they adopt. The reality is that sometimes after adopting a baby adoptive parents still crave the experience of pregnancy and still feel sad at not having a genetic connection to their child. Host, Dawn Davenport , will interview Carole Lieber Wilkins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption and family building options since 1986. She is known for helping patients transition to non-genetic forms of family building, such as donor conception or adoption. Having created her family through adoption and ovum donation, Carole brings a wealth of personal as well as professional experience to her work. adoption, addoption, adopting a child, adopting a US child, adopting a baby, baby adoption, international adoption,  adopt US kids, adopt child, adopt a baby, infant adoption, looking to adopt, kids up for adoption, babies adoption, adopting child, foster care adoption, adopting from foster care, fostercare Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption after infertility can be found here.
Jul 17, 2013
Using Integrative Medicine in Fertility Treatment
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How can integrative medicine be used in fertility treatment? What alternative treatments work to increase your chance of success with infertility? What complimentary medicine techniques can help when trying to conceive? Our guest today to talk about integrative medicine in infertility treatment and IVF is Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata, a Reproductive Endocrinologist and the director of Integrative Medicine at the Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area.acupuncture and infertility, acupressure and infertility, Chinese Medicine and infertility, Homeopathy and infertility, Chinese herbs and infertility, mind/body and infertility, massage and infertility. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on alternative and integrative medicine in fertility can be found here.
Jul 10, 2013
The Child Catchers: Criticism of the Orphan Care Movement
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Interview with Kathryn Joyce, author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption, a new book that is highly critical of the evangelical orphan care and adoption movement. Joyce criticized the religious involvement in international adoption, and those who seek to adopt a US baby.  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on international and domestic adoption can be found here.
Jul 03, 2013
Disrupting Birth Order in Adoption
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Should you adopt out of birth order? What risks should parents be aware of. How can adoptive parents make it easier for their children if they adopt a child older than one of their existing children. Our guest will be David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Clinical & Developmental Psychology at Rutgers University and currently, Research Director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute in NYC.  He is internationally known for his research, training, and clinical work in the area of adoption and has published five books, including Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self. foster care adoption, adopting older children, international adoption, orphan care, special need adoption, Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adopting out of birth order can be found here.
Jun 26, 2013
Latest Developments in Genetic Testing
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What advancements have been made in pre-implantatin genetic testing of embryos or genetic testing during pregnancy? Our guest to talk about the Latest Developments in Genetic Testing if Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Evans is President of the Fetal Medicine Foundation of America, President of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society Foundation, and Past President of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and has won multiple national research awards including the President's award for achievement by the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. PGS, PGD, miscarriage prevention, treatment of miscarriage, infertility treatment, fertility treatment, IVF, in vitro fertilization, in vitro, Show highlights can be found here:  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Jun 13, 2013
Post Adoption Depression--Causes & Prevention
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Post adoption depression and parent attachment disorder are surprisingly common and seldom talked about. After all, you've tried so hard to become a parent , many adoptive parents are ashamed to admit that they are struggling. We will interview Dr. Jane Aronson,board certified general pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and adoption medicine specialist for the past 12 years. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and the founder of World Wide Orphan Foundation. Dr. Aronson is also the author of a new book, Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption, Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents. adopt US child, adopt child, international adoption, adopt from abroad, adopt from Ethiopia, adopting from China, adopting from Korea, adopt from Colombia, adopt from Bulgaria, adopt from Poland, adoption agency, adopting a baby, baby adoption, child adoption, kids adoption, toddler adoption, Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting after adoption can be found here.  
Jun 12, 2013
Donor Insemination: Who's Donating & Who's Receiving
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The use of donor sperm and sperm banks has changed over the years. The men donating has also changed. Host Dawn Davenport will talk about the changes in sperm donation with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director and Director of Operations for Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories. Male infertility, LGBT parenting, lesbians, same sex couples, single mothers, male factor infertility, infertility treatment, sperm bank Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Jun 05, 2013
Diagnosis & Treatment of Recurrent Miscarriages
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Recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage) is a heart break. What causes miscarriage? How can they be prevented. Our guests are Dr. Richard Scott, Founding Partner, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and Dr. Mark Perloe, Medical Director at Georgia Reproductive Specialists with extensive experience with recurrent pregnancy loss. Infertility, fertility, infertility treatment, infertility clinic, fertility treatment, fertility clinic, TTC Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on pregnancy loss can be found here.  
May 29, 2013
Mental/Physical Health Issues in Prospective Adoptive Parent
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  How are mental health issues and physical disabilities or diseases in prospective adoption parents treated by adoption agencies, adoption lawyers, expectant parents, and foreign countries? Can you adopt if you are on anti-depressants? Can you adopt if you have a history of past addictions? In a wheelchair? Our guests are Ann Wrixon, Executive Director of Independent Adoption Center;  Rhonda Jarema , advocate and educator. She has been the Director of Family Support Services at Nightlight Christian Adoptions since 1998. Rhonda Jarema has worked as a social worker and advocate in the fields of international adoption and mental health for over 30 years and she's an adoptive mom. Jaclyn Smith, Program Coordinator at Children’s Connections, Inc., a domestic adoption agency. And Rebecca Hackworth, Director of Social Services, Dillon International, Inc. with over 30 years experience in international adoption.  Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption guidelines and process can be found here.
May 17, 2013
Talking about Adoption at Different Ages & Developmental Sta
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Adopted children process adoption differently at different ages and developmental stages. How can parents help their children understand the concept of being adopted. Our guest is Debbie Riley, Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Adoption Support and Education and marriage and family therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working with adopted kids and adoptive families. adoption, adoptive families, adopting a child in the US, adopting a US child, adopting in the US, international adoption, transracial adoption Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on talking with children about adoption can be found here.
May 15, 2013
Breastfeeding Without Birthing
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Can you breast feed a child you did not give birth to? Should you? How do you breastfeed as an adoptive mother or mother through surrogacy? Listen to Dawn’s interview with Alyssa Schnell,  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on breastfeeding without birthing can be found here.
May 08, 2013
Getting Pregnant with Male Infertility
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What are your options for getting pregnant if your diagnosis is male infertility? What can you do to increase your odds before going to fertility treatment? What type of infertility treatments are most successful? Is there a fertility diet that will increase male fertility? Our guests are Dr. Grace Centola, internationally recognized specialist in andrology and male infertility, and current President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology; and Dr. Jessica Mann, Reproductive Endocrinologist with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. IUI, artificial insemination, IVF, in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilisation Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on male infertility can be found here.  
May 01, 2013
Finding Work/Life Balance
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Work-Life Balance is the bane of most every mother I know. It’s not that we want it all, but we don’t want or need some. What are the tips and tricks for working from home, setting up flex-time, finding affordable practical child care. Our guest is Anne Bogel, author of Work Shift, and blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy about ideas for modern moms to create balance and blending between their work selves and family selves. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on parenting after infertility and adoption can be found here.
Apr 24, 2013
Open Adoption: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
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Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lori Holden, author of the new book The Open-Hearted Way to open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole. open adoption, domestic adoption, adopting a child, adopting in the US, adopting a baby, birth mother, birthmother   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on open adoption can be found here.
Apr 17, 2013
Interview with actress Nia Vardalos
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Host Dawn Davenport interviews Nia Vardalos, actress (of  My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame), author of a new book Instant Mom, and foster care adoptive mom. We’ll talk about her years of struggling with infertility and how she ended up adopting from foster care. adopting a child in the US, adopting from foster care, fost-adopt, fos-adopt, domestic adoption Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on infertility and foster care adoption can be found here.
Apr 10, 2013
How Does Fertility Treatment Affect the Babies
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Research is beginning to come in on how infertility treatment affects the health of the children conceived. Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) or ICSI or artificial insemination cause birth defects, autism, nuero-developmental issues? Is freezing harmful to the children born from frozen embryos? Does Clomid cause harm to the babies? Our guest to help us sort out the often confusing results of this research is Dr.Thomas Molinaro, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and a researcher into the health effects of fertility treatment. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on infertility can be found here.
Mar 27, 2013