infertility Articles
Should I Try Another IVF Cycle?
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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If your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd IVF cycle failed, should you try again What are your odds of success with subsequent IVF cycles Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Philip Ch... Read more
Turning Down an Adoption Match or Referral
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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After all our paperwork was finally signed, sealed and delivered, our agency told us we could expect a referral in about six months. After about four months, I found myself running to answer the phone, checking for voice messages the second I walked in the house, and listening fo... Read more
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 23 – 29, 2017
Monday, April 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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RESOLVE.orgs National Infertility Awareness Week, is being held during the week of April 23rd through 29th. A broad-based advocacy and awareness campaign, activities are scheduled all over the country and will include seminars and webinars, book launches, Zumba parties, Walk of H... Read more
A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals
Monday, April 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Interesting article from NY Times on one type of infertility treatment package offered by some clinics. Patients pay a set amount in the article it was 50,000 and if at the end of several cycles of IVF they are not pregnant, they get a full refund to pursue other family building ... Read more
Why Them/Not Me-Railing Against Unfairness of Infertility
Monday, April 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Although we know it isnt really true, sometimes it seems that the only people who get pregnant easily arethose who are having an affair, too young, or totally unprepared for parenthood. Intuitively we know this isnt true. We also know that we arent in the position to judge who is... Read more
RESOLVE’s New York Advocacy Day
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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RESOLVE.org, the National Infertility Association, has announced that on Tuesday, April 25th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., their New York Advocacy Day will be held at the Convention Center in Empire State Plaza, in Albany NY. Join RESOLVE The National Infertility Association for our s... Read more
2016 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions Released
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The Department of State has released the 2016 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions, per requirement by the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000.In general, the numbers of adoptions from other nations to American families is continuing to decline. This follows a twelve year trend ... Read more
Guide to Infertility Treatment for U.S. Military and Their Partners
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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What infertility treatment is available to US military personnel and their spouses What is covered by Tricare Where should military personnel get treatment Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support ... Read more
What Adoptive Parents Need to Know about the Primal Wound
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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It seems like weve been talking about the primal wound quite a bit lately in this blog and comments. The primal wound theory holds that severing the connection between the infant and biological mother through adoption causes a primal wound which often manifests in a sense of loss... Read more
Top 5 Books For Foster Care Adoption or International Adoption
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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What books would you recommend for parents adopting from foster care or international adoption We ran a survey asking that question on the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group. We share with you the top five choices, plus two honorable mentions that I couldnt resist adding. T... Read more
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