infertility Articles
Changes in Russian Adoptions
Thursday, July 7th, 2011 by ddavanport
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The pressure for an agreement between the US and Russia governing international adoptions reached a peak after Torry Hansen sent her son back to Russia in April 2010 because she no longer wanted to be his parent. FYI Russia is now suing Ms. Hansen for child support. Russia wanted... Read more
To Know or Not to Know- That is the Question with Donor Egg or Sperm
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by ddavanport
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I was consulting with a couple last month about the choices there were facing in their fertility treatment. They had reached the point where their options were using donor egg with IVF, using donated embryos, or adoption. During our discussion about using donor egg, I mentioned t... Read more
Infertility and health insurance: the infertility therapist gets cranky
Friday, July 1st, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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To be perfectly honest, nothing can get me quite as irritated quite as quickly as the subject of health insurance. This in many ways is ironic and possibly unfair. After all, health insurance payments constitute a large portion of my income. Also, I am fortunate to have access to... Read more
Is Facebook a Blessing or a Curse for Adoption and Adopted Children
Friday, July 1st, 2011 by ddavanport
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On the Creating a Family show this week, Adam Pertman, Exec. Director of The Adoption Institute and author of Adoption Nation said that the Internet has fundamentally changed adoption forever. Hollie, one of our Creating a Family community, says it has been a very mixed blessing.... Read more
Who Owns the Infertility in Your Relationship?
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by ddavanport
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Ownership may seem like a silly term to use when talking about a disease and let us not forget that infertility is a disease, but it seems to me that in many relationships one partner steps to the plate and claims the responsibilitythe ownership if you willof the couples infertil... Read more
For the infertility "veterans"--psychological implications of long-term infertility treatment
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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Infertility treatment, whatever it's duration, is stressful and often difficult. For the majority of people, however, it's of relatively short duration--within a year or two, a pregnancy is achieved or a diagnosis is clarified, leading to a different path. On the other hand, ther... Read more
Adoption Tax Credit Equals Welfare?!?
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 by ddavanport
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CNN Money ran an article a couple of weeks ago on the Adoption Tax Credit and the delays many families are experiencing receiving credit. Now, you might imagine that the readers of CNN Money would be the thoughtful, staid type. Heck, CNN Money is even backed by Fortune and Money ... Read more
A Father’s Day Toast to the Infertile Dad
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by ddavanport
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Most of the consultation requests I get are initiated by women. In fact, so much so that I was rather surprised when I received an email from a man asking for a consultation. He and his wife had been trying to conceive for five years, and he wanted to review their current options... Read more
Adoption Tax Credit Update
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
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Its been two months since tax day, so I thought Id recap the current status of what is happening with the Adoption Tax Credit. First a quick bit of tax history to get everyone up to speed. Governments have long used tax incentives to encourage socially-valued activities think edu... Read more
When infertility happens to good people: bad luck or somehow "meant to be?"
Monday, June 13th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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How many times have we heard the cliche that "everything happens for a reason" On the face of it, it is a very tempting thing to believe, especially if it involves a good outcome. Of course, we were meant to be at the party where we met our partner, or to happen to run into that ... Read more
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