infertility Articles
Infertility and George Washington: Integrating experiences of infertility into a life narrative
Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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It's spring break week and my family has been traveling through Washington DC and Virginia, visiting family and sightseeing, predominantly at historical sites. This simultaneous emphasis on my own personal history while learning more about American history has reminded me of the ... Read more
Who are Birth Mothers?
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 by ddavanport
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The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent. Adoption Triad is adoptionese for the group of people connected through adoptionthe adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. Let me stop for a minute to say that some people prefer the term bi... Read more
Who are Birth Mothers?
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 by ddavanport
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The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent. Adoption Triad is adoptionese for the group of people connected through adoptionthe adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. Let me stop for a minute to say that some people prefer the term bi... Read more
Ethics of Embryo Adoption (Embryo Donation)
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by ddavanport
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I just read an interesting article in the Vancouver Sun on the ethics of embryo donation also known as embryo adoption Embryo ethics Finding a home for Canadas frozen orphans . While acknowledging that the growing numbers of frozen embryos that will not be used by the people who ... Read more
Forgiving Our Body
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 by ddavanport
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I hereby declare, by the power vested in me, that today, March 22, 2011, is Forgive Your Body Day. FUBD-pronounced fubbed By the same power mentioned above I hereby declare that I am allowed to take liberties with spelling for acronym purposes, and I hereby twitterize your to ur ... Read more
Do feelings about infertility ever go away? Long-term psychological implications of infertility treatment
Monday, March 21st, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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As an infertility therapist, I think the question that I am most commonly asked is whether or not the pain from infertility ever goes away. During those dark periods during infertility treatment, it can seem as if things are always going to feel as bad as they do at that moment. ... Read more
The Perils of DIY Surrogacy
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
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Each time I post on our Infertility in the News page about a celebity birth via surrogacy think Nicole Kidman, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin, and just this week Martha Stewarts first grandchild born via surrogate to her daughter Alexis, the emails and calls come i... Read more
Unpredictability
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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A few weeks ago, when I returned to my car after work, I found an unpleasant surprise. The passenger side window of the car was smashed in, and glass was everywhere. The contents of the car were tossed about. The thief had apparently tried, and failed, to steal the built in DVD p... Read more
China Open Adoptions to Single Women!!!!!!
Monday, March 14th, 2011 by ddavanport
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The China Center of Adoption Affairs CCAA just announced that single women are now allowed to adopt from their Special Focus special needs adoption program For a child to be considered a Special Focus child they must havebeen waiting on the shared list list of Chinese orphans who... Read more
Drastic Cutbacks to Ethiopian Adoptions: Are They Necessary and Effective?
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 by ddavanport
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On Monday, March 7, the Ethiopian Ministry of Womens, Childrens and Youth Affairs announced their plans to reduce intercountry adoptions by 90 beginning today March 10 by establishing a quota for processing adoptions 5 per day vs. the current 50 per day. Voice of America reported... Read more
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