adoption Articles
Are Open Adoptions Worth the Hassle?
Monday, February 27th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Open adoptions are all about relationships, and like all relationships, they are often complicated, but lets be honest open adoptions can take complication to a whole new high or would that be low. Birth parents and adoptive parents often come from different backgrounds with diff... Read more
Couple reveals pregnancy in powerful photo with 452 IVF needles
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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From Q13Fox News comes this story of Lauren and Garyt Walker,a Texas couple whorecently shared the news of their pregnancy in a unique and poignant way. Thepregnancy announcement pictured here to the right on Laurens social media account shared the joyful news that they are expec... Read more
Hoda Kotb Welcomes Baby Girl by Adoption
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Today Show personality, Hoda Kotb shared a huge surprise with her co-workers and her fans when she announced on Tuesday morning that she adopted a baby girl just this month. Baby Haley Joy just over a week old. Only a few co-workers and family were in on the big surprise, includi... Read more
Mini IVF and Natural IVF
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Some women with infertility fear the medications used in in vitro fertilization. Is it possible to use less or no medications and still succeed in getting pregnant Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and ... Read more
Madonna reveals names of adopted twin daughters
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Iconic singer Madonna recently welcomed four-year- old twin girls to her family through adoption from Malawi. She famously adopted two children also from Malawi back in 2006 and 2009. This week, she took to social media to share their names after previously sharing the news of th... Read more
Donor Conceived Adults Speak Out
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Weve been doing the Creating a Family radio show since 2007, and one of the most interesting shows for me was an interview witha panel of donor-conceived adults. The real experts on donor conception and the experience of living as a donor conceived person are adult donor conceive... Read more
How to Talk with Tweens & Teens About Adoption
Monday, February 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Teenagers Whether you look forward to your childrens teen years or dreadthem, they will certainly bring change as your child prepare to leave the nest and enter the world as a fully-fledged adult. In addition to the physical developments during puberty and adolescence, many psych... Read more
Is it Fair to Have an Only Child?
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Are only children doomed to a life of selfishness or loneliness Should parents have another child in order to provide a sibling for their first child What are the myths about only children Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility &... Read more
Mirrors for My Daughter’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this post by author Sara Ackerman in the NY Times and just had to share it with you. Ackerman is a Kindergarten teacher currently living in Ethiopia. She is also an adoptive mother to a young black girl. She shares simply but eloquently about the importance of providing ... Read more
The Week of the Waiting Child-Kids are Waiting to Be Adopted
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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This week of Valentines, with its pink lacy hearts, chocolates, and focus on love, is an appropriate week to also be the Week of the Waiting Child. In honor of this Week of the Waiting Child, Creating a Family is pleased as punch to announce the launch of our new and improved Wai... Read more
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