infertility Articles
Adoption Book Extraordinaire-Casting Lots
Monday, May 30th, 2016 by ddavanport
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I receive a lot of books to review each year. In fact, Im staring at a stack of them right now. I want to get to them, honestly I do, but I have no idea where to find the time. My work days are full, and the only time I have to read for pleasure Read more... Read more
A View of Foster Care from a Family Court Judge
Wednesday, May 25th, 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 Karen Howze, former Family Court Judge at D.C. Superior Court. Subscribe to Creating a Family Radio Subscribe, rate, and review in iTu... Read more
What Every Pregnant Woman MUST Know about Prenatal Testing
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Every pregnant woman wants desperately to believe that her baby will be normal with no genetic abnormalities or birth defects. Never before have we had so many screening options, but which ones are best and which ones should you use It is important to remember that a screening te... Read more
Mental Health of Adoptees
Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by ddavanport
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There seems to be a great deal of debate in the adoption world about the mental health of adoptees. Are they as a group more prone to mental health issues If so, is it because of the act of adoption, the genetics theyve inherited from their birth families, the adoptive family env... Read more
Epic “Movie Trailer” Pregnancy Announcement
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 by ddavanport
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After years of struggling through infertility, Erik and Rebecca Herrera were ready to announce their new pregnancy in a grand fashion. They decided to create an almost 4-minute movie trailer style pregnancy announcement. An IT specialist, Herrera wrote the whole script himself in... Read more
Working with Foster Child’s Birth Parents
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 by ddavanport
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Q What are some techniques foster parents can use when working with the parents of the children they foster A When a foster parent shares the nurturing of a foster child alongside the birth parents and caseworker, reunification tends to happen at a quicker and more successful rat... Read more
What Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Testing Can & Can’t Tell Us
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Prenatal genetic testing is becoming increasingly common in IVF with genetic testing of embryos,and in pregnancy, with amniocentesis and CVS and blood tests. What can these genetic tests tell us and what cant they tell us Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Fami... Read more
What a Foster Care Adoption Mom Wishes You Knew
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by ddavanport
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We ask questions weekly at the Creating a Family Support Group,and one week the question was What do you wish other people knew about adoption This response from a mom who adopted children from foster care blew me away. If you know someone who adopted from foster care or is consi... Read more
What to Expect from Your Adoption Attorney
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Q When using an adoption attorney who provides full adoption services, how can you tell what type of services they offer to expectant parents before the adoption and after the adoption What types of services should we expect A Adoption is a hybrid of law and social work. Offering... Read more
So You’re Infertile, Why Not Just Adopt?
Monday, May 16th, 2016 by ddavanport
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I read an essay by Lisa Belkin in the NYT that got me thinking. The essay, titled Too Many Ways to Have a Baby, was the fairly standard Gosh darn, they can do just about anything with technology and where is it going to end type article, but the part that I found interesting, in ... Read more
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