infertility Articles
27 Breathtaking Photos Of Adoptive Families Uniting
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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In honor of National Adoption Month, the Huffington Post posted 27 homecoming photos of adoptive families unitingat the airport and courtroom. There is so much joy and happiness captured in these photos. Check them out; they will bring a smile to your faceThe post 27 Breathtaking... Read more
“Flip the Script” Changes Adoption Narrative
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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National Adoption Month is primarily focused on happyadoption stories, often told by adoptive parents, but its important to acknowledge the adoptees voices, even, or maybe especially, when their stories arent as positive. Flip the Script, a new YouTube video by an adoptee writing... Read more
Dave Thomas Foundation’s Adoption-Friendly Workplace
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Dave Thomas Foundations Adoption-Friendly Workplace works to make adoption an affordable option for all working parent. They provide support to companies trying to include adoption benefits and recognize employers that already offer those benefits. Check out their website to ... Read more
Embryo Adoption Offers Hope
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Maya Grobel Moskin, blogger atDont Count Your Eggs, wrote a beautiful piece for the New York Times Motherlode column about her journey to embryo adoption and what she and her husband have learned from their infertility struggles. Moskin is currently pregnant via embryo donationTh... Read more
“Just Relax” Is the Least Helpful Advice for Infertile Women
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Anyone who has struggled with infertility knows how frustrating and demoralizing it can be when someone tells you to just relax. Not only is it not helpful advise, it can make women feel even more isolated and alone. Keiko Zoll, a contributor to the Seleni Institute, a nonprofit ... Read more
Making Peace With Not Having Children
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Infertility treatment is not always successful, and neither is adoption. Couples may have to face the decision of living childfree. Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Sheridan Voysey, author of Resurrection Year Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings, a book about his journey to ... Read more
Apple and Facebook To Offer Egg Freezing as a Benefit
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Tech giants Apple and Facebook have announced that they will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons, adding to their already generous fertility benefits and making them the first major corporations to offer egg freezing as a benefit. Apple and Faceb... Read more
Pros and Cons to Older Motherhood
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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As I get older I want very much to believe that age is just a number. I still feel like the same person I was at 28. Ive been blessed with good health, so most days Im surprised to remember that Im a couple of decades older. Unfortunately, no matter what I want to believe, &h... Read more
When Infertility Treatment & Adoption Fail: A Childfree Life
Friday, November 14th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Dreams are the substance of life. Children instinctually dream of what their life will be like; adults too must continue to dream of their future in order to live fulfilled lives. As Eleanor Roosevelt said The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. But... Read more
9 Ways an Average Person Can Afford Fertility Treatment
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The average cost of an IVF cycle in the US is 15- 24,000 depending on where you live and your diagnosis. Gulp Not surprisingly we hear this plea with some regularity in the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group How in the world can an average person pay for IVF We hear it enou... Read more
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