infertility Articles
Twin Obsession Continues
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by ddavanport
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The Creating a Family show yesterday was on Preventing IVF Failures. We talked about the amazing success rates that can be achieved with IVF now, and yet the rate of twins is still stubbornly high in the US. It made me pause again after my blog yesterday Twins are Cool. How Can W... Read more
“Twins are So Cool. How Do We Adopt Them?”
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I received an email the other day asking about adopting twins. The would-be adoptive mom didnt really care if the kids were actual twins, she was perfectly happy to create virtual twins through adoption. Ive always been fascinated by twinswished I were a twin, always had twin bab... Read more
How Long Will You Hold On To the Pain of Infertility
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by ddavanport
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The pain of infertility and the almost overwhelming desire to have a child is a constant presence for most people that suffer from this disease. What happens to this pain when you finally achieve your dream The sudden absence of a feeling, even the negative feelings of sorrow and... Read more
How in the World Do You Afford Adoption or Infertility
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Someone posted yesterday on the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group that they were just starting the adoption process and felt overwhelmed and defeated by the cost of adoption. We received a question for yesterdays show from a couple that had spent all their savings on a fai... Read more
Foster Parenting: What’s the Alternative?
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Ask any foster parent or foster to adopt parent and they will tell that they hear some variation on the following all the time I couldnt do itmy heart would break every time a child leaves. Most of them will tell you that their heart does break, but that they do it anyway because... Read more
What Would You Do: Incredibly Sad Case of Switched Embryos
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I was kind of surprised by how strongly I reacted to the news on the IVF mistake in Italy. It literally made my stomach hurt. I mentioned my reaction to someone who responded why would it bother you so much since youve adopted kidswhats the difference. Say what The Embryo Mix Up ... Read more
Can Diet Affect ADHD?
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by ddavanport
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ADHD is a hot topic with parents. Does my kid have it Should I medicate him Would better teaching or better parenting make a difference I really loved the show we aired yesterday on Diagnosing and Treating ADHD. Dr. Vincent Monastra, a clinical psychologist specializing in ADHD, ... Read more
What is Your Favorite Infertility Song?
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I dont know about you, but there is nothing like music to change my mood, invigorate me, motivate me, or bring me to tears. And there is nothing like infertility to make you need to have your mood changed, or to be invigorated or motivated, or to bring you to tears. What music ha... Read more
Are Kids Exposed Prenatally More Likely to Abuse Alcohol & Drug
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Pre-adoptive parents are sometimes presented with an adoption match where the baby has been exposed during pregnancy to alcohol or drugs. Understandably, they are concerned with how these prenatal exposures will affect the child now and in the future. They also worry about whethe... Read more
Why are There So Many Regulations in International Adoption
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by ddavanport
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On the Creating a Family show yesterday we received the following question about why there are so many regulations with international adoption compared to domestic adoptions. Why are there so many regulation for international adoption and so few for domestic adoption. Weve done b... Read more
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