infertility Articles
2016 Infertility Year in Review
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 by ddavanport
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2016 is just about over and its been a big year in the world of infertility. It was amazingly hard to limit our selections to just five, but here you go. Top Infertility News Stories for 2016 A major win Congress passes HR 5325providing for infertility care for veterans who susta... Read more
Cancer: How to Preserve Your Fertility
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by ddavanport
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When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, their first thought is how to survive, but the second or third thought should be how to preserve your fertility. We talk about what steps you should take before treatment to be able to have children later in life. Host Dawn Davenport ... Read more
Adoptees Help Adopted Parent Answer “You’re Not My Real Mom”
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by ddavanport
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Most of us dont go into parenting expecting undying gratitude, but we also dont go in expecting to hear that you arent her real mother and that she would rather live with someone else. No parent wants to hear that, but it is especially hard for adoptive parents because the child ... Read more
Why are Kids in Foster Care
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System AFCARS for 2015, the last year data is available, indicates that there was an increase in the number of kids coming into care and a decrease in the number of kids leaving care. In total, there are 427,910 childr... Read more
Do kids think of sperm donors as family?
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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A recent TED Talk looks at the question, How do we define a parent or a family Bioethicist Veerle Provoost explores these questions in the context of non-traditional families, ones brought together by adoption, second marriages, surrogate mothers and sperm donations. In this talk... Read more
The Almost Funny Side Of IVF
Friday, December 16th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, so we offer up this UK Huffington Post blog post from their Lifestyles section The Almost Funny Side Of IVF. The author recounts the humorous parts of her infertility struggles and it will make you giggle if youve been down this ro... Read more
Woman has baby using ovary frozen in childhood
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Moaza Al Matrooshi, who is from Dubai, was born with beta thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder that is fatal if untreated. She needed chemotherapy, which damages the ovaries, before receiving a bone marrow transplant from her brother when she was 9. Her mother requested that... Read more
Certificate of Citizenship Application Fee to Increase
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by ddavanport
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An urgent reminder was released this week by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute CCAI regarding the 2016 fee changes for adoption-related forms. From their email alert On December 23, 2016, the fee for the form to request a U.S Certificate of Citizenship for adopted... Read more
Parenting Toolkit for Harder to Parent Kids
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Allison Douglas, Family Advocate at Harmony Family Center in Knoxville, TN. She and her husband have adopted 4 children via foster car... Read more
One Easy Thing to Do Right Now to Up Your Chance of Getting Pregnant
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by ddavanport
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My grandmother was a big believer in the power of fresh air to cure an assortment of illsperceived or real. If I was under the weather, unless running a fever, she sent me outside. If I was blue, she sent me outside. And certainly if I was crabby she sent me outside although that... Read more
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