infertility Articles
10 Tips for Claiming the Adoption Tax Credit
Monday, February 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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When the holiday decorations are back in the basement, the new years resolutions have been made and broken, and the weather turns cold, my thoughts turn to taxes. Well, taxes and hot cocoa, but mostly taxes. As you boot up the Turbo Tax, you need to start thinking about the Adopt... Read more
​Choosing Between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by ddavanport
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If you have not been successful with IVF, the next decision many infertility patients face is whether they should move to third party reproduction donor sperm, donor egg, embryo donation or embryo adoption, or surrogacy or should they move to adoption. Host Dawn Davenport, Execut... Read more
Winning Over Reluctant Extended Family in Adoption
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by ddavanport
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Youve decided to adopt. Youve thought about it, researched it, discussed it, and if youre the praying sort, youve prayed about it. The decision has been made. Whether you approachadoption after years of battling infertility or simply as an alternative way to add to your family, y... Read more
‘We simply don’t know’: Egg donors face uncertain long-term risks
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this articleto be a very interesting look at the ethics of egg donation. Its good food for thought, particularly in light of the fact that there has been very little scientific research on the long-term outcomes for egg donors, nor has there been systematic follow up wit... Read more
Dr. Phil Goes To Capitol Hill To Demand Change To The Foster Care System
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Dr. Phil went to Washington, D.C. to address members of the U.S. House of Representatives to make a case to overhaul the foster care system. Families in America are under attack. Theyre under attack from drugs, Dr. Phil told the Representatives. If we are discussing a parent who ... Read more
Why I’m Not A Mom: My Message To Women Who Struggle With Infertility
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Nineveh Madsen, founder of HER Magazine, recently published this painfully honest letter after experiencing two failed IVF cycles. The news of the most recent failure came to her on Christmas Day 2016. In her efforts to continue to be completely authentic with readers, she shared... Read more
At Least You’re Having Fun Trying!?! (Clueless about Infertility)
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Dear Fertile, but Clueless Friend For the record, trying is actually not fun. When you think of trying to make a baby, you think of that giddy time when you first start trying to conceive when each time you had sex you knew that maybe, just maybe, a new life had begun. You rememb... Read more
H.R. 586 Has Implications for Those Who Need IVF or Medical Intervention to Get Pregnant
Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Urgent request for action from RESOLVE.orgs citizen action page on Federal Legislation RESOLVE opposes all Personhood initiatives and urges all Americans to oppose any anti-family legislation as it undermines access to safe and reliable infertility medical treatments. To make you... Read more
Talking with Tweens and Teens about Adoption
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by ddavanport
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How should you talk with children from 10 to 18 about adoption What are the developmental issues that adoptive parents should consider on how their tweens and teens process adoption Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adopt... Read more
Should Anonymous Sperm Donation be Banned?
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by ddavanport
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At Creating a Family we talk a lot about keeping the best interest of the children front and center when making decisions in third party reproduction donor sperm, egg, embryo & surrogacy and adoption. One of the issues that donor conceived people tell us is that they want inf... Read more
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