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What is Happening to the Ebola Orphans
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 by ddavanport
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As of September 2014, at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola. This number is surely much higher now, with the best estimates in excess of 10,000. Most often throughout the world, in times of crisis, families take care of... Read more
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My Single Most Important Parenting Advice (It
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The post My Single Most Important Parenting Advice It appeared first on Creating a Family. Read more
Explaining Virtual Twins
Monday, December 15th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Q Id like to hear your thoughts on how to be conversationally sensitive to couples that are adopting after dealing with infertility, as well as introducing my kids to others. My husband and I chose to adopt first and wanted to have bio kids as well, but we did not have to deal wi... Read more
Showing Appreciation to Birth Mothers
Monday, December 15th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Q My husband and I are hoping to be able to adopt a baby in June of this year. I would like to take something to the hospital for the birthmother to show our appreciation of all she has had to go through with her pregnancy, labor and delivery. I am planning on writing a &hell... Read more
Preserving Your Fertility When Diagnosed with Cancer
Friday, December 12th, 2014 by ddavanport
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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 includes taking action now to preserve their option to have children after cancer. H... Read more
Get the Word Out: Preserving Fertility When Diagnosed with Cancer
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by ddavanport
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We need to be doing a better job getting the word out that it is indeed possible to preserve your option to have children after youve been diagnosed with cancer. Each year 140,000 people under the age of 45 will be diagnosed with cancer and undergo treatment. Unfortunately, this ... Read more
Adopting Siblings: Who’s the Parent Here Anyway?
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
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In the past adoption agencies and foster care systems didnt try very hard to keep siblings together. After all, it is harder to find homes for multiple kids, and even harder to find homes if one or two of the kids are older. Why, they wondered, should a younger child have to wait... Read more
Adopting Siblings: Special Issues to Consider
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
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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 clinica... Read more
Review of Dan Rather’s Documentary on International Adoption
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by ddavanport
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My first thought when I heard that Dan Rather had produced a documentary on adoption dissolution also called adoption disruption or rehoming my fist thought was here we go again. My second thought was that I hoped he would dig deeper and go beyond the sensational. Unwanted In Ame... Read more
How Much Does Fertility Treatment Really Cost
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by ddavanport
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When faced with a diagnosis of infertility, one of the first shocks most patients face is that their medical insurance will likely not cover fertility treatment; their second shock is how much they will have to pay out of pocket. In the past when asked how much infertility treatm... Read more
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