infertility Articles
1 Man. 150 Kids. Should there be a law?
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 by ddavanport
In law there is a saying Hard facts make bad law. Its always dangerous to make decisions based on the extreme, but sometimes it takes the extreme to capture our attention. Well, this is certainly extreme, and it certainly captured my attention. The New York Times reports today on... Read more
The Infertility Treatment vs. Adoption Wars!?!
Friday, September 2nd, 2011 by ddavanport
Im as competitive as the next person. Whether Im playing dominoes, tennis or Trivial Pursuit, I like to win. I dont often, but I like to. Competition can be a force for good spurring us, challenging us, pushing us. But competition does NOT belong in family building. Its one thing... Read more
The Future of the Adoption Tax Credit in 2011, 2012, 2013, & Beyond
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 by ddavanport
Based on the number of questions weve received lately, there is a great deal of confusion on what will happen in the next few years to the Federal Adoption Tax Credit. This confusion is understandable if you look at the history of how this credit was last renewed. The Adoption Ta... Read more
Six Weeks-Deciding on Adoption
Friday, August 26th, 2011 by ddavanport
Stop what you are doing right now. I mean it. Stop and take 18 minutes to watch this powerful and evocative filmdocumentarySix Weeks by filmmaker Marcin Krawczyk. Oh my, I was blown away. Krawczyk is one gifted director, and this is one great film. Six weeks is the length of time... Read more
Our emotional relationship with embryos created in IVF: some thoughts
Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
I have been having a problem lately keeping the pet fish in our tank alive. Despite my best efforts at following all of the rules feeding properly, changing the water often, etc, watching the fish closely, and medicating them if necessary, I have somehow become the fish equivalen... Read more
When Can We Put This Argument to Bed?!?
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 by ddavanport
Here we go again. A recent article, Is the modern-day adoption process colorblind, brings up the argument that seems to never dieIs transracial adoption bad for kids. Although overall adoptions increased 78 percent from 1996 to 2000, there are many who continue to question whethe... Read more
Is it Surrogacy or Adoption and Does it Matter?
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by ddavanport
Im confused. I just finished listening to the Good Morning America segment on the surrogacy baby selling scandal involving two well-known reproductive law attorneys, Thersa Erickson and Hilary Neiman. In the GMA piece, they referred to it as an adoption scandal and only mentioned... Read more
What is “Baby Selling” and When Does Surrogacy Cross the Line
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 by ddavanport
By now, most of you have heard about the third party reproduction scandal that has engulfed the surrogacy community. I posted this information the morning the news broke, but have kept quiet simply because there didnt seem to be much I could say that would add any value other tha... Read more
A bad news week for infertile and adoptive parents; public perceptions of the infertile
Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
Stolen children in Guatemala and China placed for adoption, and babies secretly created abroad via donor egg, donor sperm, and surrogacy for adoption in the US--it wasn't exactly been a "feel good" week in the infertility and adoption world. A judge in Guatemala recently ruled th... Read more
Ambassador to the Land of Teens
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 by ddavanport
I am further along the parenting path than many of our Creating a Family communityin fact I am the mom to teens and beyond gulp. I hear often from younger parents that they are dreading their childrens approach to double digits. Who could blame them if you consider all that you r... Read more
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