infertility Articles
The Role of Emotions in Treating Infertility
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, a leading expert in mindbody medicine, Director of the MindBody Center for Womens Health at Boston IVF, and Assistant P... Read more
Infertility: Balancing Hope with Not Hoping Too Much
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We asked our online community what they would tell their younger self about the journey through infertility treatment. The first response we received was Dont lose hope The second response was Dont hope too much. Ahh, the yinyang of infertility summed up in two comments One of th... Read more
The Scariest Special Need of All-Would You Adopt This Child?
Monday, August 28th, 2017 by ddavanport
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In my experience there is one special need that scares prospective adoptive parents the most. The one where even parents who have a wide range of acceptance for special needs will often say no. The special need that is preventing thousands of children from being adopted. That spe... Read more
America, Honor Your Promise: Citizenship For All Adoptees!
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We are passing on this urgent call to action, sent to us from the Adoptee Rights Campaign. For more information on the various ways that you can be involved in the Days of Action, check out their website. To start, please consider signing the petition here. We urge adoptees, adop... Read more
Sleep Issues with Adopted Kids
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Getting your child to sleep and keeping them there is a huge issues for all parents, but is especially tricky for adoptive parents. How can they build attachment while also getting a good night sleep Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infer... Read more
Against All Odds: Ballerina Michaela DePrince’s Remarkable Journey
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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You really need to read this NBC News story of Michaela DePrince, a professional ballerina with the prestigious Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam and every day hero with Jockey International. Her story starts in war-torn Sierra Leone where she was orphaned by the rebels who murd... Read more
What Donor Conceived People Think of Donor Conception
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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The number of children being born via donor conception donor sperm, donor egg, and donor embryo is expanding. In many ways it feels that we are standing on a precipice. We have such an opportunity in front of us to avoid some of the mistakes made in the past with both sperm donat... Read more
The 8 Losses Of Adoption
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Over the last 15 years, I have learned usually the hard way that parenting tweens and teens requires a particular set skills and perspective that dont just naturally develop in pace with my kids developing identities or maturing bodies. I had to go after those skills myself, seek... Read more
Parenting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Children adopted from foster care or internationally are at risk for having been sexually abused prior to adoption. Adoptive parents may or may not know of this abuse. How can adoptive parents help their child heal from sexual abuse Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Crea... Read more
‘You are loved’: A mother’s note of gratitude to her newly adopted teen
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this amazing story of a mothers love letter to her newly adopted son featured on The Today Shows Today Parenting Team website recently. Were especially excited about sharing it with you because Holly Romero, the mom who wrote these heart-felt words, is a part of our Crea... Read more
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