infertility Articles
When Transracial Adoptees are Used as Advertisements for Diversity
Friday, June 24th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Transracially adopted kids are often the minority in their schools, camps, and churches. Their pictures are proudly displayed in advertising materials to show diversity and often to attract more families of color. I just read a really good essay in the New York Times A Poster Fam... Read more
Adoption Legislation and Advocacy
Wednesday, June 22nd, 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 Chuck Johnson, President and CEO of National Council For Adoption, and their Director of Public Policy & Education, Megan Lestino.... Read more
Finding Dory: Adoption at the Movies Review
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by ddavanport
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Another long-awaited Disney-Pixar sequel has just been released and is already setting records in theater sales. Finding Dory is the story of the sweet and funny blue tang, Dory, who famously helped Nemos dad, Marlin, find his lost clownfish son through some crazy adventures and ... Read more
4 Surprising & Optimistic Facts About Having a Baby in Your 40s
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by ddavanport
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More women are having babies in their 40s and most are worried about the risks. Without minimizing the very real increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities, miscarriage, and preeclampsia, there are some less scary things about being pregnant in your 40s that you probably dont kn... Read more
Blood test for endometriosis may be possible, researchers say
Monday, June 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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According to researchers at Penn State University, it may be possible to confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis with a simple blood test. As of now, the only way to do so is via laparoscopicsurgery. In this new study, published in the Journal of Proteome Research, the scientists pe... Read more
Would You Ever Close Your Open Adoption?
Monday, June 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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There have been a series of posts in the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group that break my heart. Several birth moms have talked about having been promised an open adoption before placementby their childs adoptive parents, but a couple of years into the adoption, communicati... Read more
Reunification: Bringing Your Child Home From Foster Care
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 by ddavanport
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This fact sheet is a very useful tool for families who are working toward reunification. Published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, the resource includes a general overview of the reunification process, explanations of what the foster system is all about, what parents sh... Read more
URGENT ADVOCACY ACTION: Call Congress Today to Support Families for Children
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 by ddavanport
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An urgent call to action from the North American Council on Adoptable Children Please contact your members of Congress right now to encourage passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act Earlier this week, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee approved the Family First P... Read more
We Don’t Always Get Wonderful Dads
Friday, June 17th, 2016 by ddavanport
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A beautiful Fathers Day tribute in The Huffington Post Voices blog to the authors adoptive father, honoring his choice to love her and parent her even when she was, by her own admission, very hard to love. Julie Maida shares stories of the incredible bond between her and her dad.... Read more
Understanding and Coping with the Emotions of Infertility
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Infertility is hard, and the grief and pain can undermine all our relationships. How do you understand and cope with this pain Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jan... Read more
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