infertility Articles
Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, adoption therapist, and former director of The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services; and Pat Irwin... Read more
Infertility, Adoption, and Green-Eyed Monster Named Envy
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by ddavanport
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Ahhh, envythat feeling in the pit of our stomach when we hear that our sister is pregnantagain. our online friend who just finished her adoption profile has already had a match. our only friend who was also having trouble getting pregnant, is now pregnant, leaving us all alone. T... Read more
Sept. 20 is THE DAY for Family First Prevention Services Act
Monday, September 19th, 2016 by ddavanport
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We are coming down to the wire on the Family First Prevention Services Act, a major bipartisan bill that would strengthen the child welfare system The House passed the bill in June, and the Senate urgently needs to pass the Family First Act this week if it is to become law this y... Read more
The Sadness of Not Being Chosen by Expectant Mom for Adoption
Monday, September 19th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Adoption is all about hurry up and wait. First you submit your application. Wait. Complete your home study and adoptive parent profile. Wait. Start being shown to expectant women or foster care caseworker. Wait. and sometime wait and wait some more Waiting sounds like a passive a... Read more
Foster Care Adoption: Transitioning from Foster to Adoption
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by ddavanport
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How can parents help their children transition from foster care to an adoptive home Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim Phagan-Hansel, editor of Fostering Families Today ... Read more
Do Fertile Couples Who Adopt Hurt Waiting Infertile Couples?
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by ddavanport
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My blog from earlier this week was titled Is it Selfish to Want a Second, Third, Fourth etc. Child. I received a thoughtful commentfrom an infertile woman who said she felt it was very selfish for fertile couples to get in the infant line with all of the couples that have no chil... Read more
Post Adoption Depression: The Elusive “Happily Ever After”
Monday, September 12th, 2016 by ddavanport
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After all weve been through to adopt our child, we expect bliss. We deserve bliss And sometimes we get bliss. But sometimes instead of that euphoric feeling of accomplishment and love, we feel let down, exhausted, unprepared, and sad. Truth be told, these are common feelings of a... Read more
Movie Review: Lion, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman
Monday, September 12th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Lion is the story of a young boy, Saroo, adopted from India. As a young child he was mistakenly separated from his older brother while doing odd jobs to help keep his family afloat and ended up on a long cross-country train ride to Calcutta. He was adopted out of an orphanage to ... Read more
Is Donor Sperm/Egg or Surrogacy Harmful for the Kids?
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, and author of Modern Families Parents and Children in New Family Forms; and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science... Read more
A better way to help vulnerable children and families
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by ddavanport
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A fantastic editorial in The Washington Post by Senators Orrin G. Hatch, Ron Wyden, Kevin Brady and Sander M. Levin on the bipartisan, bicameral Family First Prevention Services Act. Foster care should be limited, temporary and high-quality. Under this bill, instead of having a s... Read more
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