infertility Articles
2016 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions Released
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The Department of State has released the 2016 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions, per requirement by the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000.In general, the numbers of adoptions from other nations to American families is continuing to decline. This follows a twelve year trend ... Read more
Guide to Infertility Treatment for U.S. Military and Their Partners
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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What infertility treatment is available to US military personnel and their spouses What is covered by Tricare Where should military personnel get treatment Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support ... Read more
What Adoptive Parents Need to Know about the Primal Wound
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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It seems like weve been talking about the primal wound quite a bit lately in this blog and comments. The primal wound theory holds that severing the connection between the infant and biological mother through adoption causes a primal wound which often manifests in a sense of loss... Read more
Top 5 Books For Foster Care Adoption or International Adoption
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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What books would you recommend for parents adopting from foster care or international adoption We ran a survey asking that question on the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group. We share with you the top five choices, plus two honorable mentions that I couldnt resist adding. T... Read more
Important Update on the Adoptee Citizenship Act
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The Adoptee Citizenship Act has been making its way through the legislative process since it was introduced to the Senate in late 2015 and then to the House of Representatives in June 2016. We all know that the process can be terribly slow and painstaking. What many dont know is ... Read more
Films Like ‘The Boss Baby’ Can Be Painful for Adoptees and Foster Kids
Monday, April 10th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We enjoyed this thought-provoking essay from the New York Times on the issues surrounding how adoption and foster care are presented in typical kids movies. While media seems to do a better job now than ever in acknowledging that the old stereotype of 2.5-child nuclear family, do... Read more
Being Sad When Moving from Fertility Treatment to Adoption
Monday, April 10th, 2017 by ddavanport
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I spoke at an adoption conference 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 the following ... Read more
Induced Lactation for Adoption or Surrogacy
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Is it possible to breastfeed an adopted baby or a child born via surrogacy How do you induce lactation when you have not experienced pregnancy Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, in... Read more
I Worry My Son Will Turn Out Like His Birth Dad-Genetics & Adoption
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Adopted kids have twosets of parents parents that gave birth to them and sharedtheir DNA, and parents who will raise them and share their home and environment. Often this duality is a source of joy to adoptive parentshoping that our child inherits his birth moms mechanical abilit... Read more
World’s First Test-Tube Baby Scheduled to Meet America’s First Test-Tube Baby
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The Midwest Reproductive Symposium international MRSi, has just announced that the Worlds first and Americas first IVF babies are to scheduled to meet for the first time. The event is to take place on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the MRSi 2017 event. MRSi is a world-renowned Symposiu... Read more
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