infertility Articles
Lucy Liu Welcomes Son Via Surrogate
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Lucy Liu is one of my favorite actresses. She always seems so poised and personable, and Elementary is great, so I was thrilled to see that the 46 year old actress recently welcomed her first child, a son, via a gestational surrogate. Not only am I happy for Liu, Im glad to see m... Read more
Child Welfare and Human Trafficking
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 by ddavanport
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The Child Welfare Information Gateway has published a new issue brief providing an overview of the current response to human trafficking of child and youth in the US and the ways that child welfare agencies can address the problem. Its heavy reading, but its an important topic th... Read more
Calling All Adoptive Families
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Voices for Adoption is looking for families to share their foster care adoption stories with Congress in an effort to raise understanding and awareness, and spread the message that ALL waiting child are adoptable. Voices for Adoption is looking for a wide varieties of families, i... Read more
Genetic Test for Egg and Sperm Donors
Friday, August 28th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Q What type of genetic testing or screening should intended parents request for sperm and egg donors. A Dr. Harvey J. Stern of Genetics & IVF Institute says all donors need to have a comprehensive 3-generation genetic history taken by a genetics professional to evaluate possi... Read more
Is it Harmful to Not Tell Donor Conceived Kids The Truth?
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Most parents who use third party reproduction are not telling their children about it. A recent Australian study of 111 families with donor conceived children found that only 35 had discussed it with their children before they were 13, despite being explicitly counseled to be ope... Read more
A Family with 22 Kids- Realities of Mega-Adoptive Families
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by ddavanport
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I love this recent article in the New Yorker Magazine on Sue and Hector Badeau, who are parents of 22 children, 20 of whom are adopted. I loved it for its honesty. I loved it for its complexities. I loved it because Ive always been fascinated by large families, especially large f... Read more
Helping Children Cope with Trauma
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by ddavanport
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All children can experience trauma. What is the difference between those kids who survive and maybe even thrive and those who fall apart How is this relevant to adoptive parents Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption ... Read more
“Can I Do IVF if I’m Religious?”
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by ddavanport
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The post Can I Do IVF if Im Religious appeared first on Creating a Family. Read more
Sharing Your Child’s Past at School
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Q How much information of your childs past and history before they were adopted should you share with your childs school A Danielle Goodman, an adoption social worker, says you should only share information about the childs history and past if is needed. If parents want to ask th... Read more
Altering School Assignments for Adopted Kids
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Q Should you ask your childs teacher to alter school assignments that might make your adopted child feel out of place or different A Adoption social worker LeAnne Carnes says that with the number of adopted children increasing and the definition of family changing, there is a nee... Read more
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