infertility Articles
Dr. Phil Goes To Capitol Hill To Demand Change To The Foster Care System
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Dr. Phil went to Washington, D.C. to address members of the U.S. House of Representatives to make a case to overhaul the foster care system. Families in America are under attack. Theyre under attack from drugs, Dr. Phil told the Representatives. If we are discussing a parent who ... Read more
Why I’m Not A Mom: My Message To Women Who Struggle With Infertility
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Nineveh Madsen, founder of HER Magazine, recently published this painfully honest letter after experiencing two failed IVF cycles. The news of the most recent failure came to her on Christmas Day 2016. In her efforts to continue to be completely authentic with readers, she shared... Read more
At Least You’re Having Fun Trying!?! (Clueless about Infertility)
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Dear Fertile, but Clueless Friend For the record, trying is actually not fun. When you think of trying to make a baby, you think of that giddy time when you first start trying to conceive when each time you had sex you knew that maybe, just maybe, a new life had begun. You rememb... Read more
H.R. 586 Has Implications for Those Who Need IVF or Medical Intervention to Get Pregnant
Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Urgent request for action from RESOLVE.orgs citizen action page on Federal Legislation RESOLVE opposes all Personhood initiatives and urges all Americans to oppose any anti-family legislation as it undermines access to safe and reliable infertility medical treatments. To make you... Read more
Talking with Tweens and Teens about Adoption
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by ddavanport
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How should you talk with children from 10 to 18 about adoption What are the developmental issues that adoptive parents should consider on how their tweens and teens process adoption Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adopt... Read more
Should Anonymous Sperm Donation be Banned?
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by ddavanport
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At Creating a Family we talk a lot about keeping the best interest of the children front and center when making decisions in third party reproduction donor sperm, egg, embryo & surrogacy and adoption. One of the issues that donor conceived people tell us is that they want inf... Read more
10 Tips for Avoiding an Adoption Scam
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Youve decided to adopt. You are beyond excited. You hire an adoption attorney or sign up with an agency. Often the next step is tolet the world know that you want to adoptyou especially want any expectant moms who may be considering adoption to know that you are a great family an... Read more
After Losing a Foster Child, Contemplating Another
Friday, January 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this lovely article in the New York Timesby a foster mom about moving on and coping after a foster child left her care to live with extended family. We teach people that the primary purpose of foster care is providing temporary shelter while the system works to heal birt... Read more
Babies Remember Their Birth Language
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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A recent study from Hanyang University in Seoul indicates that babies can readily remember and speak their first language even if it was forgotten from lack of exposure or use. Dr. Jiyoun Choi, who led the study of Dutch-speaking adult Korean adoptees, told BBC News that this fin... Read more
European Court Orders Russia to Pay U.S. Families Whose Adoptions It Blocked
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay damages to American families whose adoptions were abruptly halted in the 2012 ban by Russia as a retaliation for United States sanctions against Russian officials accused of rights abuses.Tuesdays ruling unanimously dec... Read more
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