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Internet Roundup: Best of the Net for Adoption and Infertility
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 by ddavanport
Im back again with my weekly roundup of the best of the net on infertility and adoption. At times I think I live on the internet. While thats a stretch, I do read a LOT of adoption and infertility related blogs and stories. Here is what stands out for me this week. Letting Go of ... Read more
Can Acupuncture Help Relieve PMS?
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 by PMSWarrior
Ive long been sceptical about the claims made for acupuncture. This is partly because of the cure all nature of some of the claims how can one type of therapy work for so many diverse conditions, and partly because parts Continue reading Read more
Which is Your Favorite Child?
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 by ddavanport
Do you have a favorite child Dont be so quick to deny it. Last month in Time Magazines cover story on parental favoritism, the author, Jeffrey Kluger, states Its one of the worst kept secrets of family life that every parent has a preferred son or daughter . And on pain of death,... Read more
Internet Adoption and Infertility Roundup
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 by ddavanport
Were trying something new, which may or may not become a regular feature depending on how you like it and how time consuming it turns out to be. We come across so many wonderful things onlinenews, insightful blog posts, etc. I try to let you know, and we try to get them posted on... Read more
The Drugging of US Foster Kids
Thursday, December 1st, 2011 by ddavanport
ABC news had a special yesterday on the use of psychiatric drugs for US foster children. Their report was based in part on a Government Accounting Office GAO report which found foster children were prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates up to nearly five times higher than non-fos... Read more
If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 by ddavanport
Ever since I heard of the theme for the essay contest sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceutical Ive been intriguedIf I Knew Then What I Know Now. Talk about food for thought. Those of us who have had to work hard to build a family have learned a lot the hard way and have a lot of ... Read more
‘Tis the Season to Hear “So, When Are You Going to Have Kids?”
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by ddavanport
Well, its that time of year againthe holiday season, otherwise known as the annual trek to the extended family where youll be surrounded by other peoples children and subjected to questions youd almost rather die than answer. I can almost guarantee that during the next week someo... Read more
Infertility and the myth of the reparative experience
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
A common theme in psychotherapy is the wish for a reparative experience, or an experience that in some way, makes up for a prior bad experience. Unfortunately, as much as reparative experiences seem like a good idea, the quest for them is actually the cause of much human misery--... Read more
Are Transracial Adoptions Easier Because of Celebrities?
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
I dont know whether I believe in pure coincidence or not. Is it a coincidence that within the last couple of weeks Ive heard a variation on the transracial adoption in trendy theme Maybe it is just a fluke or maybe Ive tapped into the zeitgeist or semi-universal subconscious beli... Read more
Infertility = Shame/Embarrassment = Silence = Shame/Embarrassment = Silence
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 by ddavanport
The secrecy surrounding infertility has a long arm. On last weeks Creating a Family show, which was on handling your extended familys unsupportive reactions to your adoption plans, we received the following questioncomment Our son joined our family through adoption when he was tw... Read more
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