infertility Articles
How to Talk with Tweens & Teens About Adoption
Monday, February 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Teenagers Whether you look forward to your childrens teen years or dreadthem, they will certainly bring change as your child prepare to leave the nest and enter the world as a fully-fledged adult. In addition to the physical developments during puberty and adolescence, many psych... Read more
Is it Fair to Have an Only Child?
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Are only children doomed to a life of selfishness or loneliness Should parents have another child in order to provide a sibling for their first child What are the myths about only children Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility &... Read more
Mirrors for My Daughter’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this post by author Sara Ackerman in the NY Times and just had to share it with you. Ackerman is a Kindergarten teacher currently living in Ethiopia. She is also an adoptive mother to a young black girl. She shares simply but eloquently about the importance of providing ... Read more
The Week of the Waiting Child-Kids are Waiting to Be Adopted
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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This week of Valentines, with its pink lacy hearts, chocolates, and focus on love, is an appropriate week to also be the Week of the Waiting Child. In honor of this Week of the Waiting Child, Creating a Family is pleased as punch to announce the launch of our new and improved Wai... Read more
No evidence that time from egg retrieval to embryo transfer affects live birth rates
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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In a recent issue of human reproduction, a scholarly journal from Oxford Academic, we found this summary of a study on timing of egg retrieval and embryo transfer. The study question was posed Does the time from ovum pick-up OPU to frozen embryo transfer FET affect reproductive o... Read more
John Legend encourages couples to consider IVF
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen are remaining veryopen about their choice to do IVF in vitro fertilization. Last year they welcomed their daughter Luna after a 9 year struggle with infertility. Legend spoke with Newsweek earlier this month on a wide range of topics in th... Read more
AMAL CLOONEY IS PREGNANT WITH TWINS
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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In the last few weeks there have been some pretty big celebrity pregnancy and baby news stories. Among the happy announcements is one fromGeorge Clooney 55 and his wife Amal 39. After many weeks of rumors swirling in the media and baby bump sitings, the couple announced that they... Read more
5 Things You Must Know About Sex When Trying to Get Pregnant
Monday, February 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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I imagine that most of you have had high school biology or sex ed, so Im assuming you know the basics of how to have sex and how to get pregnant. I began to question this, however, when doing a google search recently. You wouldnt believe or maybe you would all the crap that is Re... Read more
Child Hosting Programs: What you Need to Know
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Are you considering becoming a host parent through a child hosting program Perhaps you are thinking about adopting or simply want to advocate for a child to find a permanent family. What do you need to know to prepare Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, ... Read more
Adopting Older Kids: Independence vs. Attachment
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Q When adopting older kids, how can parents balance the competing goals of creating attachment at the same time as honoring their teens need for independence A With patience and empathy. This can be one of the scariest times for an adoptee. The unspoken fear of total abandonment ... Read more
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