infertility Articles
Still Imagine You Might Be Pregnant Each Month Even after Adopting?
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by ddavanport
OK, fess up. Raise your hand if even after youve completed your family through adoption or successful infertility treatment, you still secretly do one or all of the following Track your ovulation not through ovulation predictor kits, but in an offhanded way of noticing symptoms a... Read more
Combining Children by Birth and Adoption: Which One is Yours?
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by ddavanport
If you get pregnant after adopting or adopt after already having a biological child, at some point you will likely hear some variation on which one is yours I knew your son was adopted, but your daughter is yours, right They look so much alike, you would never know that they were... Read more
Owning the Right to be Sad When Moving to Adoption
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
I spoke at an adoption conference a while ago on transitioning from infertility treatment to adoption. My talk was aimed more for the adoption professionals to help them understand infertility grief and how it affects the transition to adoption. After the conference I received th... Read more
Are Adopted Kids a “Gift”?
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by ddavanport
OK, dont get your panties in a knot. Yes, all children are gifts in the general sense. In my worldview they are gifts from God. In other worldviews they might be a gift from nature to ensure the continuation of the species. Either way, gifts they are. However, Im talking about th... Read more
What Pregnant Women Need to Know About 5,797 Work-Related Complaints
Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The Washington Post recently published a story about mammoth retailer Wal-Marts new policy that allows pregnant women more options so that they can continue to work even late into their pregnancy. While this change of policy is a moral and economic victory for pregnant Wal-aaaama... Read more
Crafting a Goodbye in Open Adoption
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by ddavanport
The Creating a Family show yesterday was on Creating a Hospital Plan in Open Adoption. One of our guests, Rebecca Vahle , the adoption coordinator at a Colorado hospital, said that the goal of any hospital plan in adoption is to respect the first parents and allow them to craft t... Read more
Do Adoptive Kids Need Parenting Kid Gloves
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by ddavanport
Someone posted an adorable picture of her daughter on the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group with the comment Hubby is finishing up our taxes isnt this the cutest little tax credit youve ever seen We all chimed in that she was indeed cute, but then an adult adoptee commente... Read more
Smack Worthy Comments in Infertility
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by ddavanport
Heres a list of the top smack worthy comments the Creating a Family audience has heard lately. Maybe God meant for you to be a really great aunt. Youre too young to be worrying about not being able to conceive said to a 28 year old with premature ovarian failure. Eat sweet potato... Read more
“Adoption is Not the Same as Having a Child of Your Own”
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by ddavanport
Last week, I blogged on some insensitive comments posted on an essay about the pain felt by many infertile woman on Mothers Day. Why Not Just Adopt It wasnt, however, just the infertile that were maimed by thoughtlessness. A number of comments by infertile people in response to t... Read more
Loss of Control in Infertility
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by ddavanport
We post a discussion question every day on the Creating a Family Facebook pageand a few weeks ago the question was Do you still crave the experience of having a bio child after you adopted We had a great discussion with some saying yes they still really wish to have this experien... Read more
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