parenting Articles
Parenting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Children adopted from foster care or internationally are at risk for having been sexually abused prior to adoption. Adoptive parents may or may not know of this abuse. How can adoptive parents help their child heal from sexual abuse Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Crea... Read more
‘You are loved’: A mother’s note of gratitude to her newly adopted teen
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this amazing story of a mothers love letter to her newly adopted son featured on The Today Shows Today Parenting Team website recently. Were especially excited about sharing it with you because Holly Romero, the mom who wrote these heart-felt words, is a part of our Crea... Read more
Is Infertility and Miscarriage Grief Worse Than Other Types of Grief
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Anyone who has suffered the pain of infertility knows it hurts, but hey, pain is pain, and grief is grief. Right Infertility grief, in the spectrum of grief, isnt that bad Right Well, maybe not so right. Dr. Ken Doka, a guest expert on a Creating a Family radio show on Coming To ... Read more
Tales From a Blended Family: Swimming in Mom’s Pee
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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It was one of those perfect summer dayson a boat, at a lake, with my family. The sway of the boat, the smell of sunscreen, and the taste of watermelon and fried chicken is a particularly intoxicating mix. The gallons of iced tea we downed required frequent swim breaks. With my ki... Read more
Podcasting 101
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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One of the best resources here at Creating a Family is our weekly radio show. Every week, we interview leading experts in the infertility and adoption fields about a wide range of topics. We use the podcast model for our show so that people can listen whenever is convenient, and ... Read more
AMA Adopts ASRM Sponsored Resolution to Designate Infertility a Disease
Monday, August 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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From a recent press release by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM, there comes very good news in the fight to gain access to proper treatment and health care coverage for the millions affected by infertility. In a recent meeting of the American Medical Associatio... Read more
Four Castaways Make a Family
Friday, August 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this great essay on foster care adoption in the Modern Love column of the New York Times. A single mom, who grew up poor and suffered abuse during her childhood, created her own family through adoption. Her reflections are quite beautiful. The whole essay is well worth y... Read more
Anxiety, Genetics/Environment, Items from SENG, and More
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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STRESS AND ANXIETY. A psychologist from Boys Town writes in The Washington Post about stress and anxiety in teens, and what parents can do to help. Basic steps include looking for signs; letting kids know it's okay to feel upset; and having more family time. Read more. Separately... Read more
Donor Conception: Navigating Bio Family & Sibling Relationships
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Families created by donor sperm, donor egg, or donor embryo may have the option of contact with the donor or with donor siblings. We discuss how donor conceived families should navigate these relationships. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the nationa... Read more
When a Black Transracial Adoptee Gets Pulled Over By Cops
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Perhaps the greatest of the many privileges of being white in America is how we feel about the police. As a white child growing up I was taught to respect the police, but not fear them. If I was lost, I was to look for someone in uniform to help me. Although not necessarily taugh... Read more
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