infertility Articles
Understanding Standard Infertility Tests
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 by ddavanport
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QWhat standard tests can you expect at your first visit to an infertility clinic A Accordig to Dr. Mesah, couples can expect a number of standard testing which may vary by location or center, however most centers use very similar tests. Testing for the female patient typically in... Read more
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Parenting Traumatized Kids
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Foster kids and kids adopted from foster care or internationally have often experienced trauma and require a different type of parenting. We share tips and tricks for adoptive and foster parents on what works and what doesnt. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a ... Read more
Dear Pregnant Friend—Why I Won’t be at Your Baby Shower
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Almost every infertile woman I know dreads the arrival of pastel colored envelopes in the mail inviting her to a baby shower. How in the world can she navigate these invitations without hurting either her friend or herself. One option is a letter explaining what you are going thr... Read more
Adoption Tax Credit Preserved in the House and Senate
Monday, November 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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You may have heard by now, but the grassroots efforts to preserve the Adoption Tax Credit from elimination in the current tax reform battle was successful for now. Theres much work to be done still, as Adoption Tax Credit Working Group is determined to re-establish the tax credit... Read more
“Adoption is Not the Same as Having a Child of Your Own”
Monday, November 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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A while back I blogged about the insensitive comments infertile people often hear, including Why not just adopt. This comment is certainly insensitive and unhelpful, but in response several people, including a woman named Maria, commented Adoption is just not the same as having a... Read more
Parenting Tips for Lying, Stealing & Other Annoying Behaviors
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Certain behaviors in our kids are harder to handle. On the top of the list are lying and stealing. What discipline works When is it a sign of a much bigger problem Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and ... Read more
3 Things You Should Be Doing if You’re Infertile, but Probably Aren’t
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The world of infertility is full of doctors appointments and refilling prescriptions and plotting things on your calendar. In the midst of all these must dos, its easy to overlook some of the simplest and most important things you should also do. Here are our top three. 1st Thing... Read more
Care About Kids? You Should Want to Save This Tax Credit
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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This is a very good article from the New York Times on the real impact of the Adoption Tax Credit. Creating a Family is proud to stand with Save The Adoption Tax Credit in the efforts to protect this credit that benefits so many families built by adoption. Heres an excerpt We wer... Read more
URGENT: Adoption Tax Credit Advocates Needed in Specific States
Monday, November 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group Executive Committee has released this urgent update to their efforts to save the adoption tax credit from elimination in the current versions of the tax reform bill. This is a time-sensitive matter and Creating a Family proudly stands with Sa... Read more
My Brother Is Adopted (He Didn’t Want Me to Tell You That)
Friday, November 3rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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We found this question in the Social Qs column of the NY Times Style section and thought it offered a unique peek into real life for a family built by adoption. The young boy asks a question about outing his brother as adopted in front of a group of friends. He is trying to under... Read more
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