infertility Articles
Adult Adoptee Asks Why You’re Obsessed with Getting Pregnant
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by ddavanport
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How would you answer this question from an adult adoptee to those who struggle with infertility Why are some people seemingly obsessed with having a biological child They will spend literally thousands of dollars, be willing to endure miscarriages, be poked and prodded, etc in th... Read more
Talking about Adoption Part 1: Talking With 0- 5 Year Olds
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by ddavanport
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This is the first of a 4 part series on Talking with Children About Adoption. If you have adopted, please share your wisdom of your experience and especially your favorite books and resources in the comment section. Also, how would you have answered the typical questions I list b... Read more
Twin Obsession Continues
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Creating a Family show yesterday was on Preventing IVF Failures. We talked about the amazing success rates that can be achieved with IVF now, and yet the rate of twins is still stubbornly high in the US. It made me pause again after my blog yesterday Twins are Cool. How Can W... Read more
“Twins are So Cool. How Do We Adopt Them?”
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I received an email the other day asking about adopting twins. The would-be adoptive mom didnt really care if the kids were actual twins, she was perfectly happy to create virtual twins through adoption. Ive always been fascinated by twinswished I were a twin, always had twin bab... Read more
How Long Will You Hold On To the Pain of Infertility
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The pain of infertility and the almost overwhelming desire to have a child is a constant presence for most people that suffer from this disease. What happens to this pain when you finally achieve your dream The sudden absence of a feeling, even the negative feelings of sorrow and... Read more
How in the World Do You Afford Adoption or Infertility
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Someone posted yesterday on the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group that they were just starting the adoption process and felt overwhelmed and defeated by the cost of adoption. We received a question for yesterdays show from a couple that had spent all their savings on a fai... Read more
Foster Parenting: What’s the Alternative?
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Ask any foster parent or foster to adopt parent and they will tell that they hear some variation on the following all the time I couldnt do itmy heart would break every time a child leaves. Most of them will tell you that their heart does break, but that they do it anyway because... Read more
What Would You Do: Incredibly Sad Case of Switched Embryos
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I was kind of surprised by how strongly I reacted to the news on the IVF mistake in Italy. It literally made my stomach hurt. I mentioned my reaction to someone who responded why would it bother you so much since youve adopted kidswhats the difference. Say what The Embryo Mix Up ... Read more
Can Diet Affect ADHD?
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by ddavanport
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ADHD is a hot topic with parents. Does my kid have it Should I medicate him Would better teaching or better parenting make a difference I really loved the show we aired yesterday on Diagnosing and Treating ADHD. Dr. Vincent Monastra, a clinical psychologist specializing in ADHD, ... Read more
What is Your Favorite Infertility Song?
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I dont know about you, but there is nothing like music to change my mood, invigorate me, motivate me, or bring me to tears. And there is nothing like infertility to make you need to have your mood changed, or to be invigorated or motivated, or to bring you to tears. What music ha... Read more
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