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Are You Too Old to Begin a Family at 40?
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by ddavanport
How old is too old to have or adopt a baby 40 45 50 How do you make this decision I received the following question last week. I am currently struggling in fact, agonizing over this decision. I am turning 40 next month and my husband is 45. After unsuccessful IVF treatments, we Read more
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Playing the Blame Game in Infertility
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by ddavanport
Being the fertile partner in an infertile relationship is hard. Not only are you infertile, but also you have to be ever so careful about venting or complaining because of fear of making it worse for your infertile partner. We talked about this and more in this weeks Creating a F... Read more
“Once You Adopt You’re Sure to Get Pregnant”
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by ddavanport
If youre infertile, when you tell people that youre stopping fertility treatment and moving to adoption, you will almost be guaranteed to hear some variation of youll get pregnant after you adopt. People dont mean it maliciously; in fact, they usually mean it kindlyas a way of gi... Read more
Should You Tell Your Adopted Child He Was Conceived by Rape, His Mother an Addict, Etc?
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by ddavanport
The unfortunately truth is that sometimes our adopted kids have sad, complicated, and often disturbing parts of their history orbirth parents history. Should adoptive parents tell their kids this part of their story Should you tell your precious child that he was conceived throug... Read more
Still Imagine You Might Be Pregnant Each Month Even after Adopting?
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by ddavanport
OK, fess up. Raise your hand if even after youve completed your family through adoption or successful infertility treatment, you still secretly do one or all of the following Track your ovulation not through ovulation predictor kits, but in an offhanded way of noticing symptoms a... Read more
Combining Children by Birth and Adoption: Which One is Yours?
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by ddavanport
If you get pregnant after adopting or adopt after already having a biological child, at some point you will likely hear some variation on which one is yours I knew your son was adopted, but your daughter is yours, right They look so much alike, you would never know that they were... Read more
Owning the Right to be Sad When Moving to Adoption
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
I spoke at an adoption conference a while ago on transitioning from infertility treatment to adoption. My talk was aimed more for the adoption professionals to help them understand infertility grief and how it affects the transition to adoption. After the conference I received th... Read more
Are Adopted Kids a “Gift”?
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by ddavanport
OK, dont get your panties in a knot. Yes, all children are gifts in the general sense. In my worldview they are gifts from God. In other worldviews they might be a gift from nature to ensure the continuation of the species. Either way, gifts they are. However, Im talking about th... Read more
What Pregnant Women Need to Know About 5,797 Work-Related Complaints
Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The Washington Post recently published a story about mammoth retailer Wal-Marts new policy that allows pregnant women more options so that they can continue to work even late into their pregnancy. While this change of policy is a moral and economic victory for pregnant Wal-aaaama... Read more
Crafting a Goodbye in Open Adoption
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by ddavanport
The Creating a Family show yesterday was on Creating a Hospital Plan in Open Adoption. One of our guests, Rebecca Vahle , the adoption coordinator at a Colorado hospital, said that the goal of any hospital plan in adoption is to respect the first parents and allow them to craft t... Read more
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