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3 Signs a Child May Have Been Sexually Abused
Monday, June 29th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Children without parents or with ineffective parents are vulnerable to all sorts of abuse. Adoptive parents, especially those adopting from foster care or internationally, are often in the position of having to decide whether to adopt a child when they have little information abo... Read more
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The Importance of Parental Attachment Style in Adoption
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by ddavanport
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Attachment is important in successful adoptions. More than important, it is crucial. The focus, however, is usually on the child attaching to the parent, when in fact, attachment is a two way street. Just as important as the child attaching to the parent is the parent attaching t... Read more
Simple & Fun Strategies to Build Attachment with Adopted Kids
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by ddavanport
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We know attachment is important in adoption, but adoptive parents often wonder how to help build the bonds of attachment with their adopted kids. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit,... Read more
Couples Using Sperm Donation Favor Same Donor Subsequently
Monday, June 29th, 2015 by ddavanport
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A new European study, presented at ESCHRE, shows that parents using sperm donation are displaying a preference for full genetic bonds between siblings when possible. In describing the reasons for this preference, couples noted that the genetic link between children encouraged bet... Read more
Assisted Reproduction Conception Not Linked with Reduced Academic Performance
Friday, June 26th, 2015 by ddavanport
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A recent study, presented at ESHRE, shows no discernible difference in 9th grade academic outcomes between children conceived by assisted reproductive techniques ART and children who were conceived spontaneously. Anne Lrke Spangmose Pedersen, a medical student in the fertility cl... Read more
Study Results Do Not Support a Move to Freeze-All Policy in IVF
Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by ddavanport
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A recent study, presented at the large international infertility conferenceESHRE, shows no benefit in IVF from routinely freezing all embryos before transfer. Dr Ernesto Bosch of the Valenciano de Infertilidad IVI clinic in Valencia, Spain presented the results of the study. This... Read more
8 Ways to Tell if Your Embryology Lab is Good Enough
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by ddavanport
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This fallCreating a Family will be publishing the Patients Multimedia Guide to Choosing an Infertility Clinic, but in the meantime consider these eight questions you must ask your fertility clinic about its embryology lab to ensure your best chance for getting pregnant with IVF.T... Read more
Common Minor Medical Procedure Linked to Increased Risk of Preterm Labor
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by ddavanport
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A recent study presented at ESHRE shows that Dilatation and Curettage D&C, one of the most common minor surgical procedures in obstetrics and gynecology following a miscarriage, has been shown to increase the chance of preterm birth under 37 weeks in a subsequent pregnancy by... Read more
Adopted Congolese Children May Soon Be Released to New Homes
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by ddavanport
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A suspension of exit permits for all adopted Congolese children, put in place in September of 2013 by the Congolese Ministry of Interior and Security, may soon be lifted. Hundreds of children have been waiting since 2013 to be united with their adoptive families, and tragically s... Read more
Adopted Teens Talk about Adoption, Family & Identity
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by ddavanport
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Want to feel good about the future and about your ability to raise healthy well-adjusted adopted kids Do you want a glimpse into how your kids might feel and how they might identify themselves when they are teens If you answered yes and who wouldnt then I have just the thing for ... Read more
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