adoption Articles
4 Home Remedies That Will Actually Help You Get Pregnant
Monday, March 27th, 2017 by ddavanport
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As soon as you start trying to get pregnant you are bound to hear sure-fire ways to increase your odds. Anyone who has ever been pregnant or knows someone who has so basically everyone will tell you what they did or ate or drank or thought that worked for them. Most of the home r... Read more
Infertility Advocacy
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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What federal and state legislation is threatening access to infertility treatment What can we do to protect fertility treatment and make them accessible for all patients Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption educatio... Read more
Best Diet for IVF and Increasing Fertility
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Research has found arelatively quick dietary change thatcan significantlyincrease your odds of success with all types of fertility treatment, including IVFand it doesnt necessarily involve losing weight. What more can you ask for I absolutely LOVED the Creating a Family showwe di... Read more
Blaming the Victim: Legacy of a Disrupted Adoption
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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A number of years ago every parents nightmare played out on a soccer field outside of Dallas, not far from where I lived. An eight year old girl playing at an adjacent playground, with her parents sitting nearby watching her brothers soccer game, simply disappeared. Of course, th... Read more
Starting Over With a New Foster Child
Friday, March 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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This beautiful essay on foster parenting caught our attention this week. Having said good-bye to one foster child already, the author wonders if and how she will be able to embark on the journey of fully loving another child. Shes chosen to move forward with a foster-to-adopt pla... Read more
Treating Infertility in Women Over 40
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Fertility declines with age. What infertility treatments work for women over the age of 40 How can older women get pregnant with or without infertility treatment Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and suppor... Read more
Should You Adopt a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Adopting a child that has been sexually abused is scary for most adoptive parents, especially if they already have children in their home. Families that are open to adopting a child with many other risk factors will often shy away from a child that has been sexually abused. This ... Read more
Failed Fertility Treatments Are Linked to Higher Heart Risks
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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A new study found that women who had failed IVF cycles did not get pregnant were at increased risk of developing heart disease stroke, heart failure or other cardiovascular event later in life. The health issues were mainly seen in the first five year after treatment, but n this ... Read more
Endometriosis Quiz- Are You at Increased Risk?
Monday, March 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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In honor of March being Endometriosis Awareness Month lets talk endometriosis. The simplest way to sum up endometriosis is to say that it is a PAINliterally and metaphorically. It can make your life miserable through monthly pain and long difficult periods. It can also prevent yo... Read more
Baylor Professor’s Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process
Friday, March 10th, 2017 by ddavanport
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A new study out of Baylor University has intentionally included the voices of women who have placed a child for adoption, in order to more fully understand and effect change in the counseling services and options provided by adoption agencies and other adoption professionals. Ove... Read more
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