infertility Articles
Growing Up Black in White Family: Transracial Adoptees Speak
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Youve heard me say over and over that the true expert on adoption are adopted people. So who better to give todays parents raising transracially adopted kids a view into their childs experience than adoptees in their early to mid 20s. They are old enough to have processed some of... Read more
The Purgatory of Unexplained Infertility
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Unexplained infertility is can be an awful in-between state. As someone from the Creating a Family community commented I would rather be told you cant have kids than be told there is no reason why you cant have kids, but it could happen at any time. She talked about living everyd... Read more
“Are you sure you want to adopt again???”
Monday, October 27th, 2014 by ddavanport
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When you announced your plans to adopt again, were you met with congratulations and excitement or some variation of Are you sure Do you think the response would be different if you announced a second or third pregnancy When this question was posed on the Creating a Family Faceboo... Read more
Top Ten Things Parents Must Tell Their Adopted Children
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by ddavanport
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Many parents dread having the adoption talk. They worry that they will make a mistake; that their child will feel different; that they will somehow burden him with information he does not need to know. Worry not The Talk is really a series of small seemingly inconsequential talks... Read more
Was Your Infertility “Meant to Be”?
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by ddavanport
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Few people who have suffered with infertility have escaped being told, or telling themselves, that maybe their being infertile was meant to be or maybe they werent meant to be a parent. Do you think your infertility was meant to be I always think about what people said about infe... Read more
Are You a More Grateful Parent Because You Are Older?
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Creating a Family show yesterday was so much fun. We had a panel of women who became first time moms when they were over 40. One was over 50 and is contemplating another pregnancy next year when shell be 52 or 53. If youre over 40, this is a show you really need to Read more
Finally, A Positive Adoption Story!
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Creating a Family Facebook Support Group is now well over 5000 members. We are a mixed group of mostly pre and post adoptive parents and infertility patients, with a healthy mix of adult adoptees and birth mothers thrown in. We share the good, the bad, and the ugly about adop... Read more
Are Identical Twins are More Common After IVF
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Gardners had tried for eight long years to get pregnant. They had finally saved enough money to afford one IVF cycle. They were thrilled when they had 16 eggs retrieved, but their excitement was short lived when only two fertilized and grew into embryosone high quality and on... Read more
Are Identical Twins More Common After IVF
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Gardners had tried for eight long years to get pregnant. They had finally saved enough money to afford one IVF cycle. They were thrilled when they had 16 eggs retrieved, but their excitement was short lived when only two fertilized and grew into embryosone high quality and on... Read more
How to Get a Grant for Fertility Treatment
Friday, October 10th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Grants are available to help pay for fertility treatment, and we have a complete list of available infertility grants on our website.Getting a grant to pay for your infertility treatment is everyones dream, but theres a problem infertility grants are few and far between and the c... Read more
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