infertility Articles
After Losing a Foster Child, Contemplating Another
Friday, January 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this lovely article in the New York Timesby a foster mom about moving on and coping after a foster child left her care to live with extended family. We teach people that the primary purpose of foster care is providing temporary shelter while the system works to heal birt... Read more
Babies Remember Their Birth Language
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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A recent study from Hanyang University in Seoul indicates that babies can readily remember and speak their first language even if it was forgotten from lack of exposure or use. Dr. Jiyoun Choi, who led the study of Dutch-speaking adult Korean adoptees, told BBC News that this fin... Read more
European Court Orders Russia to Pay U.S. Families Whose Adoptions It Blocked
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay damages to American families whose adoptions were abruptly halted in the 2012 ban by Russia as a retaliation for United States sanctions against Russian officials accused of rights abuses.Tuesdays ruling unanimously dec... Read more
Reproductive Immunology
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robert Kiltz, Founder and Director of Central New York Fertility. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology... Read more
8 Facts You Must Know about the Adoption Tax Credit
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Sure, good ole Oliver Wendell Holmes may have been right that taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society, but no one really likes taxes or likes having to think about them. Albert Einstein was suppose to have said that income taxes were the hardest thing in the world for ... Read more
Doctors Aren’t ‘Equipped’ To Handle Massive Spike In Heroin Addicted Babies
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The number of babies born with addictions to opioids and debilitating withdrawal symptoms is rapidly growing amid the national heroin epidemic, up by double digits over 2016. Reports of these startling and hard numbers from all over the country were compiled in this recent articl... Read more
After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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NPRs Youth Radio shared this story of an incredibly powerful letter written by a 21-year old who first entered foster care at the age of one. He read aloud his letter at the final court hearing when he was exiting the foster care system. You can read the full letter or listen to ... Read more
Could a Common Childhood Virus Cause Unexplained Infertility?
Monday, January 16th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Human Herpesvirus 6 HHV-6 is very common early childhood infection causing fever, diarrhea, and sometimes roseola. Fascinating recent research has found that this virus may also cause unexplained infertility in woman. What is This Chicken-Pox Like Virus Human Herpesvirus 6 is mem... Read more
Ethical Issues with Domestic Infant Adoption
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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What are some of the ethical issues in domestic infant adoption When you adopt a baby, how can you be assured that it is done ethically Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility and adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews ... Read more
These two baby boys are twins, but an Italian court says they aren’t brothers
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Twin boys born to a gay Italian couple via a surrogate in California ran into trouble being recognized as Italian citizens and being recognized as the sons of their parents. Surrogacy is illegal in Italy and other couples have faced trouble having their children recognized as the... Read more
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