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Four Improvements in IVF That You Must Know About
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Infertility is frustrating and painful, but if there is a silver lining to being infertile today, it is that this field of medicine is seeing some amazing improvements resulting in more pregnancies and more healthy babies. We talked about many advancements on yesterdays Creating ... Read more
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The Sadness of Not Being Chosen by Expectant Mom for Adoption
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Adoption is all about hurry up and wait. First you submit your application. Wait. Complete your home studyandadoptive parent profile. Wait. Start being shown to expectant women or foster care caseworker. Wait. and sometime wait and wait some more Waiting sounds like a passive act... Read more
Infertility Affects the Whole Family
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by ddavanport
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We forget sometimes that the infertile are not the only ones that are suffering because of their infertility. Read this email I received, and youll see that the would-be grandparents share the pain, even if their coping mechanism leaves something to be desired. Please share you w... Read more
How are Kids Conceived via Third Party Conception Doing?
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Anyone doing any research at all on families created by sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, or surrogacy, will run across the name of Dr. Susan Golombok,Director of theCentre for Family Research at theUniversity of Cambridge in England. She and her team are have done t... Read more
Five Reasons You are Not Getting an Adoption Match
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Waiting is hard for, and especially hard in adoption. The wait gets even harder when you hear of others who were matched with an expectant mother quickly, or at least faster than you. You wonder why they got lucky while you are still at the hoping, longing, and checking your phon... Read more
“You Know You’re Adopted When Your Cousin Tries to Seduce You”
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
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An adult adoptee friend asked me to blog on the topic of extended family members coming on to their adopted relatives. She warns that it is more common than we think, but after Woody Allen, maybe none of us should be surprised. My friend is in a closed adoptee group, and while sh... Read more
Letter to My Adopted Child’s Teacher at the Beginning of School
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by ddavanport
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Dear Teacher, Johnny is excited about this school year and so are we. I wanted to share some information about our son that will help you get to know him. Johnny was adopted at age and we have limited information on his early life, are in an open adoption with his birth family, e... Read more
Do’s & Don’ts of Telling Infertile Friends You’re Pregnant
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by ddavanport
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First off, lets acknowledge that there is no perfect way to share you pregnancy news with someone who is suffering from infertility or pregnancy loss. There are better ways, but no perfect way to tell them that will avoid pain. We have been trying for 3 years to get pregnant and ... Read more
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
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