infertility Articles
When Parents Struggle to Attach to Their Adopted Child
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Abbie Smith, LCSW specializing in adoption and the Director of Clinical Services at Holt International. Subscribe to Creating a Family... Read more
Coping with Infertility: Letting Go of Your Ideal Life Timeline
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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When I was younger, I had a definite timeline for how my life was going to go. I wasnt fanatically rigid on dates, but the general gist was laid out. I would be married by mid to late 20s. Have my first child before 30 and last child by my mid-thirties. Work part time when Read m... Read more
Is Our Family Right for an “Orphan” Hosting Program? 7 Questions to Ask
Monday, September 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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If you are committed to the benefits of adoption and the importance of forever families for children around the world who wait in orphanages, then you might wonder about these international orphans hosting programs. You might even wonder if your family would be right for hosting.... Read more
School Issues for Kids Who Struggle
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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School is hard for some kids because of learning issues, behavioral issues, or physical issues. What can parents do to help the school help their child What to do when that does not work Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility and ad... Read more
5 Things You Need to Know About an Ectopic Pregnancy
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Ectopic pregnancies are scary and sad since they always result in the loss of the pregnancy. If you are trying to conceive, or if youve experienced an ectopic pregnancy in the past, there are some important things you ought to know. Weve collected these 5 Things You Need to Know ... Read more
The Role of Emotions in Treating Infertility
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, a leading expert in mindbody medicine, Director of the MindBody Center for Womens Health at Boston IVF, and Assistant P... Read more
Infertility: Balancing Hope with Not Hoping Too Much
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We asked our online community what they would tell their younger self about the journey through infertility treatment. The first response we received was Dont lose hope The second response was Dont hope too much. Ahh, the yinyang of infertility summed up in two comments One of th... Read more
The Scariest Special Need of All-Would You Adopt This Child?
Monday, August 28th, 2017 by ddavanport
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In my experience there is one special need that scares prospective adoptive parents the most. The one where even parents who have a wide range of acceptance for special needs will often say no. The special need that is preventing thousands of children from being adopted. That spe... Read more
America, Honor Your Promise: Citizenship For All Adoptees!
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We are passing on this urgent call to action, sent to us from the Adoptee Rights Campaign. For more information on the various ways that you can be involved in the Days of Action, check out their website. To start, please consider signing the petition here. We urge adoptees, adop... Read more
Sleep Issues with Adopted Kids
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by ddavanport
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Getting your child to sleep and keeping them there is a huge issues for all parents, but is especially tricky for adoptive parents. How can they build attachment while also getting a good night sleep Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infer... Read more
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