infertility Articles
Will You Be Able to Really Love an Adopted Child?
Monday, July 10th, 2017 by ddavanport
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I like a fairy tale as much as the next person. In fact, given my taste in movies heavily tilted towards rom-coms, much to my husbands dismay, I suspect I like them more than most. But when they influence our expectations of reality, I get a little nervous. When they influence ou... Read more
Male Infertility from the Female Perspective
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Being the wife or partner of an infertile man is not easy. How do you help him cope How do you cope Should you use donor sperm How to get him to talk about his infertility and help develop a plan Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertili... Read more
Can Using a Laptop Computer Cause Infertility
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Can resting alaptop on your abdomencause infertility This is a very common question that our physicians get.Unfortunately there are limited studies in literature to help answer these questions. Laptops and Male Infertility In men, elevated scrotal temperatures have been linked to... Read more
Setting Limits with Adopted Teens-If the Answer is No, Say No
Monday, July 3rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Ive noticed a trend in the last several yearparents afraid to discipline their adopted kids or unable to say no for fear of damaging their attachment or ego. At times I wonder if weve created a monster by all our emphasis on attachment, but I firmly believe that adopted children,... Read more
Deportation a ‘Death Sentence’ to Adoptees After a Lifetime in the U.S.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Phillip Clay, known in Korea as Kim Sang-pil, jumped from a 14th story building in Seoul, Korea on May 14th. At 42 years old, Mr. Clay ended his life after years of mental health struggles, brushes with the law both in the United States and later in Korea, and deportation from th... Read more
Your Voice For the Adoption Tax Credit is Needed NOW!
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 by ddavanport
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As weve reported before, Congress is working on tax reform legislation that puts the Adoption Tax Credit at risk for elimination, along with many other tax credits. Many other groups are worried about the status of their tax credits and are working to protect them. These groups h... Read more
Creating an Effective Adoptive Parent Profile
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by ddavanport
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How do you create an adoptive parent profile that will be chosen by expectant parents who are considering placing their child for adoption Adopting a baby in the US requires adoptive parents to prepare a profile book to be shown to prospective birth moms. Host Dawn Davenport, Exe... Read more
Infertility Treatment for Military Personnel and Their Partners
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We owe a debt of gratitude to those serving in the military. Unfortunately our gratitude is often all they will get when it comes to infertility treatment. Thank goodness that things are slowly beginning to change in this regard. The military is a hard place to be infertile. Ofte... Read more
VEGAS BABY is Coming to PBS and Netflix!
Monday, June 26th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The Tribeca Film Festival hit, VEGAS BABY, will premiere on national television this Tuesday, June 27th at 8pm on the PBS series America ReFramed. It will also be released worldwide on Netflix on July 4th and will be available on iTunes and Amazon after the PBS debut. From Americ... Read more
Adoption in the US: How Many? How Much? How Long Do They Take?
Monday, June 26th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Im always amazed that it is so hard to answer the basic questions about adoption how many adoptions take place each year in the US, how much does it cost to adopt, and how long does it take to adopt a baby or child The first step in answering these questions about adoption is to ... Read more
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