infertility Articles
Missouri neighbors discover adopted daughters from China are half-sisters
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Two Missouri families are now bound together by more than sharing the long journey toward adopting their separate daughters. The Maneage family and Galbierz family live three minutes apart, attend the same church and the same school district and even attended the same Bible study... Read more
Genetic Testing for Adoptees-Is it Worth It?
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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I loved the Creating a Family Radio show we did on Genetic Testing and Genealogy for Adoptees. I learned so much, including that there is a subspecialty of genealogy that specializes in interpreting DNA results and an even further specialty sub-sub specialty for working with unkn... Read more
What’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever Done a Fertility Shot?
Monday, January 9th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Infertility treatment requires a lot from usappointments, timed sex, more than our share of time in stirrups, and shots lots of shots. Do you put your life on hold so that you are always home when it is time for a shot For plenty of women, the answer is noHeck NO. Have shot will ... Read more
Simone Biles On Foster Care and Helping Kids In Need
Friday, January 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Olympic gold-medalist Simone Biles 19 years old recently opened up to People magazine about her time in foster care before being adopted by her maternal grandfather, Ron, and his wife, Nellie. Sharing some of her memories, she said she was so young she didnt fully understand what... Read more
Uniting Obama and Trump to save children
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Adoption advocates urge President Obamas outgoing administration and President-elect Trumps incoming administration to unite now, despite their many differences, over international adoption policies meant to protect orphaned children around the world against the horrors of instit... Read more
Adoption Tax Credit 2017
Thursday, January 5th, 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 Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax S... Read more
Adoption Tax Credit
Thursday, January 5th, 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 Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax S... Read more
Embryo Donation: The Process
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by ddavanport
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More and more, infertility patients are considering using donated embryos if they have not been successful with infertility treatment using their own eggs and sperm. The first children to be born via embryo donation are now reaching adulthood. But how do you actually go about don... Read more
Should Older Women Use ICSI with IVF to Get Pregnant
Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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The use of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection ICSI has increased dramatically in recent years. Currently, ICSI is used in in 76 of cycles in the USA and 65 of IVF cycles in Europe. It began as a treatment for male infertility, but is now being used almost routinely as part of all f... Read more
Dutch IVF centre probes suspected sperm mix-up
Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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A Dutch Infertility Clinic reports that a lab mistake may have resulted in the sperm from the partner of one patient being used to fertilize the eggs from 26 other patients. The mistakes happened from April 2015 to November 2016. A lab technician is believed to have used an inapp... Read more
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