infertility Articles
Flexibility and infertility
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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Lately, I've been thinking a lot about my infertility and family building career, which began in earnest twelve years ago. Perhaps, this is because, as time marches on, it is coming to a seemingly definitive end. It's been quite the adventure, to say the least, but the question t... Read more
Dear Abby: You’re NUTS–Fostering is not a solution for infertility or adoption
Friday, July 29th, 2011 by ddavanport
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I thought I had seen it all. I thought I was beyond being surprised by ignorance, but then I saw the Dear Abby column last week where she answered a letter from a friend who opposed the idea of an adoption fundraiser for a couple who had spent all their money on four failed IVF .... Read more
“Anyone who wants to be a parent can be.” Really??
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 by ddavanport
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One of our Creating a Family community sent me a link to an article about the woman who won the Mrs. Utah title. Prior to having two children, she suffered from infertility and five miscarriages. She is using the publicity around her title to bring awareness to visit site to read... Read more
Is Adoption Middle Brow?
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 by ddavanport
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GQ Magazine posted an article title The Middlebrow 50 The People, Places, and Things That Are Neither High Nor Low and placed adoption as 45 on the list. Middle brow is defined as mild and inoffensive and more about pretense than progress.The following narrative accompanied adopt... Read more
Is Domestic Adoption Becoming the Latest Hollywood Fad?
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 by ddavanport
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I just read an article titled Domestic Adoption is the Hot Hollywood Trend. Honestly, my first reaction was to cringe. And then I read the comments and saw this There is no celebrity domestic adoption trend. There is no celebrity international adoption trend. There is only a fals... Read more
Infertility, perfectionism, and the loss of the "dream baby"
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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The other day, a client and I were discussing the struggle of giving up the "dream baby"--that is, the idealized vision we all seem to carry around of how perfect and amazing our offspring would be. They might have their mother's eyes, or their father's smile. They are of course ... Read more
Perils of Friending Your Kids on Facebook
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 by ddavanport
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Being the Responsible Parent that I am, when my kids wanted to get a Facebook account, I made them abide by the age limits yes, contrary to what your kids tell you, there are actually age limits, and then as a condition of joining, I asked read insisted that they friend me. I rea... Read more
Do Fertile Couples Who Adopt Hurt Waiting Infertile Couples?
Friday, July 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
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My blog from earlier this week was titled Is it Selfish to Want a Second, Third, Fourth etc. Child. I received a thoughtful comment from an infertile woman who said she felt it was very selfish for fertile couples to get in the infant line with all of the couples that have no chi... Read more
Is it Selfish to Want a Second, Third, or Fourth (etc.) Child?
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by ddavanport
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If youve been blessed to have had a child either through infertility treatment, the old fashioned way, or through adoption, is it selfish to want another one or two or three Are you tempting fate No one questions your desire when youre trying for your first. In fact, most folks a... Read more
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