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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
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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
Do I Have to Pretend to Respect My Child’s Birth Parents
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by ddavanport
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We received a question asking if adoptive parents had to pretend to respect birth parents who had harmed their adoptedchild or were all around lousy parents. I asked the question on yesterdays Creating a Family show on Talking with Adopted Kids about Birth Parents. Separate the P... Read more
3 Facts about Adoption Fundraising You Don’t Want to Hear
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by ddavanport
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Adoption fundraising is a potential minefield for the unsuspecting. Before you decide to publicly raise money to adopt a child consider the following three uncomfortable facts. They may not be fair; they may not be right; but trust me, they are real. Dont shoot the messenger. 1 Y... Read more
Donor Conceived Family Publicly Embarrassed-What Would You Do
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I received an email from a mom with a donor-conceived child who was reeling from being publically embarrassed when trying to get a passport for her 17-month-old son. She asked that I spread awareness of this situation. Jodi is a single mom of a 17-month-old son conceived via dono... Read more
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