Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care

Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care

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Creating a Family is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit. We interview leading experts on infertility, adoption, and foster care each week to bring you unbiased accurate information. In adoption, we cover h…


Female Fertility 101
Aug 7 • 48 min
Everything you ever needed to know (but where afraid to ask) about female fertility.
Genetic Testing 101
Jul 31 • 77 min
What must you know about pre-implantation genetic testing when going through IVF and should you consider it?
Evaluating Risk Factors in Domestic Infant Adoption
Jul 24 • 51 min
What are the common risk factors when adopting a baby in the US and how can adoptive parents evaluate these risks when considering an adoption match. We talk with Dr. Dana Johnson, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he…
What is it Really Like to Raise a Child with FASD
Jul 17 • 70 min
What type of behaviors are typical from children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
How to Prepare Transracial Adoptees for Transitioning to College
Jul 10 • 67 min
How can parents help their transracially adopted child transition to college and why can this transition be hard for both teen and parents.
The Connected Parent
Jul 3 • 60 min
Understanding Trust-Based Relational Intervention.
Adopting Siblings
Jun 26 • 62 min
Adopting or fostering siblings presents advantages to both the children and parents, but also presents unique challenges that parents should be prepared for.
Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome
Jun 19 • 54 min
Learn more about adopting a child with Down syndrome.
How to Raise an Anti-Racist Child
Jun 12 • 67 min
How can white parents raise anti-racist children in this time of violence against people of color and protests.
Home Insemination with Donor Sperm
Jun 5 • 51 min
Who should consider home insemination with donor sperm and how do you do home insemination.
Kinship Adoption
May 29 • 69 min
Grandparents and other relatives raising their grandkids, nieces, nephews and cousins face unique issues.
Adopting Tweens and Teens
May 22 • 59 min
Adopting tweens and teens brings special joys and challenges.
Impact of Covid-19 on Fertility Treatment and pregnancy
May 15 • 50 min
What do we know about how Covid-19 affects infertility treatment and pregnancy.
How to Do Connected Parenting While Quarantined
May 8 • 64 min
How do we apply TBRI during this time of high stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Using This Time of Shutdown to Develop Resiliency in Our Kids and Family
May 1 • 51 min
How can we use this time of isolation to develop resiliency in our children, ourselves, and our family.
How to Juggle Kids, Schooling & Work During Coronavirus Shutdown
Apr 24 • 60 min
Most of us are trying to juggle so much during this coronavirus shutdown: homeschooling, work, cooking, and so much more.
Things To Think About Before You Begin Treatment
Apr 17 • 59 min
If you are having trouble getting pregnant, what are some things you should consider before starting infertility treatment.
Homeschooling Kids (on top of everything else) During Coronavirus
Apr 10 • 57 min
Are going a little crazy trying to be your child’s teacher, as well as parent during the Coronavirus shutdown.
Surviving Being Cooped Up with Your Kids During Coronavirus Isolation
Apr 3 • 56 min
How do we deal with challenging behaviors and try to work, cook, teach, and generally survive with kids during the Coronavirus.
Panel of Young Adult Transracial Adoptees
Mar 27 • 58 min
What is it like to be raised by parents of a different race in a transracial adoption.
Attachment 101
Mar 20 • 64 min
What do we mean by attachment and what can parents do to help their child attach.
What is Happening with International Adoptees and the Citizenship Crisis?
Mar 13 • 64 min
What is happening with international adoptees not having US Citizenship.
The Chinese Medicine Approach to Infertility and Intimacy
Mar 6 • 64 min
How to use Chinese medicine to treat infertility? How to use it to support a Western medical approach to treating infertility (such as IVF and IUI). And how does infertility impact intimate relationships and what can Chinese medicine do to help maintain…
Helping Children Heal From Sexual Abuse
Feb 28 • 50 min
Parents are often afraid to foster or adopt a child who has experienced sexual abuse, but children can and do heal from this type of abuse.
What is it Like Being Raised in an Open Adoption?
Feb 21 • 66 min
We speak with a panel of adult adoptees about the experience of being raised in an open adoption.
Common Special Needs in International Adoption
Feb 14 • 81 min
What are the special needs common to international adoption, and what special needs do we see from specific countries.
Living with Infertility
Feb 7 • 53 min
Living with infertility is hard physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially.
Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Jan 31 • 64 min
How can we parent our children who have experienced trauma.
Raising Resilient Kids
Jan 24 • 52 min
How can we raise children who are resilient and able to bounce back from the ups and downs of life and move forward with optimism and confidence?
Adoption Tax Credit 2019
Jan 17 • 63 min
If you have adopted within the last several years or even if you are in the process of adopting, you need to understand the Adoption Tax Credit for 2019.
What to Eat to Increase Your Odds of Success with IVF
Jan 10 • 56 min
We talked with Dr. Jorge E. Chavarro, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chavarro’s research is focused on understanding how nutrition and lifestyle impact…
Raising a Child with ADHD to a Successful & Healthy Adulthood
Jan 3 • 35 min
How can we raise our kids with ADHD to become mentally healthy and successful adults.
The Importance of Egg & Sperm Quality in Getting Pregnant & What You Can Do About It
Dec 27, 2019 • 53 min
Diet and supplements that are best for supporting good quality eggs and sperm when trying to conceive.
Helping Internationally Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Cultural & Racial Identity
Dec 20, 2019 • 47 min
How can adoptive parents help their internationally adopted children develop a healthy cultural, racial, and ethnic identity?
Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs
Dec 12, 2019 • 57 min
Should you use fresh or frozen eggs when doing a donor egg cycle for IVF?
Basic Baby Care for Newly Adopted Babies
Dec 6, 2019 • 52 min
What new adoptive parents need to know about eating, sleeping, and pooping with a newborn.
Health, Emotional, and Developmental Issues Common to Children Adopted Internationally
Nov 29, 2019 • 63 min
What are the health, emotional, and developmental issues common to children adopted from abroad.
Introduction to Prenatal Exposure for Those Considering Adoption
Nov 22, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode we talk about things to consider when thinking about adopting a child who has been exposed prenatally to alcohol or drugs.
What You Need to Know About Open Adoption
Nov 15, 2019 • 50 min
What do you need to understand about openness in adoption when you are first considering adopting.
A Panel of Birth Moms Talk about Adoption
Nov 8, 2019 • 54 min
Listen to our panel of birth moms as they talk about their adoption experience.
Transitioning from Foster Care to Adoption
Nov 1, 2019 • 40 min
What should parents expect and how can they help their child with the transition from foster care to adoption.
Coming to Terms with Infertility Grief Before You Adopt
Oct 25, 2019 • 50 min
Many people decide to adopt after they have been unsuccessful with infertility treatment.
Should You Consider Adopting a Child of a Different Race or Ethnicity
Oct 18, 2019 • 66 min
Are you the right family to consider transracial adoption?
Understanding and Preventing Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Oct 11, 2019 • 55 min
What causes miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss.
Foster Care Adoption 101
Oct 4, 2019 • 49 min
What is the process for adopting from foster care?
How Nutrition and Lifestyle Impact PCOS
Sep 27, 2019 • 35 min
How do nutrition and lifestyle impact Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
Talking about Adoption at Different Ages
Sep 19, 2019 • 60 min
Tips for how to talk with children about adoption at different ages and stages.
Coping with the Stress of Infertility
Sep 13, 2019 • 60 min
What are some of the stresses of infertility and how can patients and couples cope.
Introduction to Domestic Infant Adoption
Sep 6, 2019 • 59 min
What you need to know if you are considering adopting a baby in the US.
Intravaginal Culture: Should You Consider this “New” Fertility Treatment?
Aug 29, 2019 • 55 min
How does intravaginal culture compare to IUI and IVF and who should consider this new fertility treatment?
Adoption Scams-How to Recognize and Prevent
Aug 23, 2019 • 62 min
What are adoptive scams and how can adoptive parents recognize them and protect themselves.
Helping Children Heal From Past Trauma and Loss
Aug 15, 2019 • 50 min
How can we help our foster or adopted children heal from past trauma or loss.
Open Adoption: Handling Difficult Birth Parent Situations
Aug 9, 2019 • 65 min
Open adoption may be good for adopted children but it can present challenging situations and relationship dynamics that can be hard for kids to understand.
Common Everyday Exposures That Can Impact Fertility and Pregnancy
Aug 1, 2019 • 59 min
What products that we use and foods that we eat might be harming our fertility or might impact a pregnancy.
How to Create a Compelling Adoptive Parent Profile
Jul 25, 2019 • 60 min
How to create a successful adoptive parent profile that will appeal to expectant moms making a decision on whether to place their baby for adoption?
Parenting Adopted Teens and Tweens
Jul 19, 2019 • 67 min
Parenting adopted teens can be fun and challenging - what are some tips and tricks for parenting adopted teens and tweens?
IVF Didn’t Work-Should I Try Again?
Jul 11, 2019 • 55 min
If your 1st IVF cycle failed, what are your odds of success with subsequent IVF cycles?
How Sexual Health is Impacted During Fertility Treatment
Jul 5, 2019 • 65 min
What are the impacts of infertility and fertility treatment on sexual intimacy?
A Talk with Sesame Street about the New Foster Care Muppet
Jun 27, 2019 • 62 min
We talk with one of the creators of Karli, the new Sesame Street Muppet who is in foster care.
Practical Solutions to Typical Food Issues with Adopted and Foster Kids
Jun 20, 2019 • 62 min
Food issues are very common with adopted and foster children and are one of the most frequent concerns adoptive and foster parents have.
Fun & Simple Ways to Develop Attachment
Jun 14, 2019 • 67 min
Attachment is crucial for adopted and foster kids for their mental and physical health.
Infertility 101 for Husbands
Jun 7, 2019 • 58 min
Talking about infertility from the male perspective.
What Birth Moms Want Adoptive Parents to Know
May 31, 2019 • 60 min
A panel of birth mothers talking about adoption from their perspective and answering questions from adoptive parents.
Influence of the Human Microbiome on Fertility
May 24, 2019 • 51 min
How does infertility treatment alter or mimic what exists in nature?
Health Impacts of IVF on the Kids
May 17, 2019 • 63 min
Does IVF affect the health (positively or negatively) of the children conceived
Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions - How to Prevent and When to Accept
May 10, 2019 • 64 min
What can we do to prevent adoption dissolutions/disruptions from happening, how do we know when they are inevitable and what to do if an adoption failure becomes inevitable?
Foster Care Subsidies: What is Reasonable and How to Negotiate
May 2, 2019 • 61 min
What type of assistance or subsidies are available for parents adopting a child from foster care?
Can OTC Medicines Affect Your Fertility?
Apr 26, 2019 • 63 min
What over-the counter medications can impact fertility—both for women and men?
Getting the Most Out of Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatment
Apr 19, 2019 • 64 min
What do you need to know about health insurance coverage for infertility?
Adopting Older Kids - Things to Consider
Apr 11, 2019 • 68 min
Adopting an older child is a big transition for everyone involved and poses a unique set of challenges.
Infertility Advocacy
Apr 5, 2019 • 63 min
Learn more about what is happening around the US that might impact treatment of the disease of infertility.
What to Eat in Preparation for IVF
Mar 20, 2019 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jeffrey Russell, Director of the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and lead researcher on some of…
What is it Really Like to Raise a Child with FASD
Mar 13, 2019 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Suzanne Emery, a Program Director with FASCETS, a nonprofit focused on helping parents raise…
Seeking Closure When Disposing of Unused Embryos
Jan 29, 2019 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Kristen Wright, a Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New England in New…
Adopting Without Debt
Jan 29, 2019 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Becky Fawcett, Executive Director of Help Us Adopt; Julie Gumm, author of Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover…
How to Talk with Kids about Donor Conception
Jan 29, 2019 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elaine Gordon, a clinical psychologist with a specialty in infertility and child development. Creating a Family…
Nature vs. Nurture in Adoption
Jan 29, 2019 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sally Ann Rhea, the study coordinator for the Colorado Adoption Project, and Dr. Alexandra Burt, Associate Professor…
How the Immune System Affects Fertility and Miscarriage
Jan 28, 2019 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Zev Williams, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia…
How Transracial Adoptees Navigate Race as they Age
Jan 23, 2019 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Gina Samuels about How Transracial Adoptees Navigate Race as they Age. Dr. Gina Samuels is an Associate…
Latest Developments in the Treatment of PCOS
Jan 16, 2019 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alex Quaas, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center–San Diego, about the…
Adoption Tax Credit 2018
Jan 9, 2019 • 72 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Wilmoth and Josh Kroll about the Adoption Tax Credit 2018. Josh Kroll is an Adoption Subsidy Resource…
Practical Tips for Helping Kids De-Escalate
Dec 11, 2018 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ross Greene, clinical child psychologist who was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 20+ years, and…
Birth Order, Birth Spacing, and Parental Favoritism
Dec 10, 2018 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Jeffrey Kluger, author ofThe Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, and an editor…
How Old is Too Old to Be Pregnant
Dec 10, 2018 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jeff Ecker, a high risk obstetrician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an Associate Professor at…
What Embryonic Genetic Testing Can (and can’t) Tell Us
Dec 10, 2018 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai…
Transitioning Home as a Newly Adoptive Family: Things to Prepare For
Dec 5, 2018 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karen Foli, Director of the PhD in Nursing Program at Purdue University School of Nursing, a leading researcher…
Options in Egg Donation
Nov 28, 2018 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Joe Massey, a reproductive endocrinologist with Servy Massey Fertility Institute and co-founder of Egg Donor…
Why Women of Color are Less Likely to Get Pregnant with Infertility Treatment
Nov 19, 2018 • 70 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Torie Comeaux Plowden, a reproductive endocrinologist and researcher in the area of disparity with success…
Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI
Nov 14, 2018 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Amanda Purvis, a training specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, about the practical…
How Microbiome of Reproductive Tract Affects Our Fertility
Nov 5, 2018 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jason Franasiak, Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA New Jersey; and Dr. Erin Wolff, former Assistant Clinical…
Unexpected Stresses on Newly Adoptive Families
Oct 31, 2018 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Jennifer McCallum, Lead Post Adoption Counselor at Buckner Children & Family Services, and Dr. Lark Eshleman, a…
Is There any Such Thing as Anonymous Donation In 3rd Party Reproduction
Oct 24, 2018 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Michelle Ottey, Director of Operations at Fairfax Cryobank, and Melanie Mikkelsen, LCSW, infertility…
How to Protect Citizenship for Internationally Adopted Children
Oct 17, 2018 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Irene Steffas, an attorney specializing in both adoption and immigration law. Creating a Family has many free…
How to Find the ‘Right’ Sperm Donor
Oct 5, 2018 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Suzanne Seitz, a certified genetic counselor that has worked for in the fertility field for over 20 years. She has been with…
Coping with Miscarriages and Stillbirths
Oct 3, 2018 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Lori Leo, author of “After Miscarriage, A Journey to Healing”; Reva Judas, founder of NechamaComfort, a nonprofit…
Therapeutic Parenting: Practical Applications
Sep 19, 2018 • 79 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sarah Naish, a therapeutic parent, the CEO of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents, and the author of…
The Impact of Fostering on Children Already in the Home
Sep 12, 2018 • 76 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mandy Howard, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University and affiliate of the TCU Karyn…
Understanding Mosaic Embryos
Sep 4, 2018 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Erin Armenti, Board Certified genetic counselor at CooperGenomics, with a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; and Dr.…
Surviving the Home Study
Aug 29, 2018 • 79 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebekah Hill, social worker and Clinical Therapist in Adoption Services at SAFY; and Jeanette Quick, Home Study…
Should You Become a Mom at 40? 45? Options & Reality of Older Motherhood
Aug 10, 2018 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of women who became moms over the age of 40 and 45 talking about how they made the decision, how they…
Common Questions with IVF
Aug 10, 2018 • 58 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists,…
Understanding Infertility Medications
Aug 7, 2018 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Adam Hait of Schraft 2.0, President of Schraft’s2.0 Specialty Pharmacy and a registered pharmacist accredited by…
Adopting or Fostering a Child Who Identifies as LGBTQ
Aug 1, 2018 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Mark Lacava, Clinical Director of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children.…
Family First Prevention Services Act
Jul 23, 2018 • 71 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews John Kelly, Editor-in-Chief, at The Chronicle of Social Change about the Family First Act. Creating a Family has…
Implantation Issues in Infertility
Jul 14, 2018 • 38 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Angie Beltsos, the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute Chicago. She is board certified in…
Relationships with Birth Parents Who Are Addicted
Jul 6, 2018 • 71 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Kate Cleary, Executive Director of Consortium for Kids. She is a social worker, an adult adoptee whose mother…
Fibroids and Other Uterine Issues
Jul 3, 2018 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee, a board-certified Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist, founding partner with with RMA of New…
PCOS 101
Jun 26, 2018 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alan Martinez, a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. Click to Tweet:…
How Infertility Affects the Male Partner
Jun 14, 2018 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elizabeth A. Grill, Associate Professor of Psychology at The Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility…
De-Escalation Techniques for Parents of Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma
Jun 13, 2018 • 76 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Cameka Hart, Therapeutic Family Specialist at Buckner Children and Family Services, and Jennifer McCallum, Lead…
Techniques That Can Increase Your Odds with IVF
Jun 6, 2018 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julie Lamb, a board certified reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and serves as…
Should You Go Abroad for Infertility Treatment?
May 28, 2018 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Glen Cohen, Harvard professor and author of Patients With Passports: Medical Tourism, Law & Ethics. Creating a Family…
Preventing Mommy Burnout
May 23, 2018 • 75 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, a Doctor of Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor, and author of Mommy Burnout: How to…
A Girlfriend’s Guide to Infertility & Staying Happily Married
May 13, 2018 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kristen Magnacca, author of Love and Infertility and Girlfriend to Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion. Creating a…
Questions You Must Ask When Choosing Donor Sperm
May 9, 2018 • 70 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Jane Mattes, psychotherapist, founder of Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), and author of Single Mothers by Choice;…
Talking with Young Children About Adoption & Birth Parents
May 2, 2018 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW, & Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar and Family Services in…
What You Must Know about Zika and Other Diseases When Trying to Get Pregnant
Apr 25, 2018 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Franasiak, a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, board certified Technical Supervisor in Embryology…
Impact of Loss on Foster Kids and Foster Parents
Apr 11, 2018 • 76 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Karen Buckwalter, Director of Program Strategies, at Chaddock, a Residential Treatment and Trauma & Attachment…
What Happens in an Embryology Lab & Why You Should Care
Apr 11, 2018 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews two embryologist about what happens in the fertility clinic lab and why this makes a difference in success Creating a…
Unique Challenges of Kinship Care and Adoption
Apr 3, 2018 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sylvie de Toledo, the founder of Grandparents As Parents and co-author of Grandparents As Parents: A Survival…
First 6 Months with an Opiate Exposed Baby
Mar 28, 2018 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Hendree Jones, Ph.D., who is the Executive Director at UNC Horizons, and Professor in the Department of…
Eating to Improve Your Fertility
Mar 14, 2018 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kathryn Flynn is the author of Cooking for Fertility and the Founder of Fertile Foods.com. Since 2005, she has…
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Feb 8, 2018 • 58 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, reproductive endocrinologist at RMA New Jersey and clinical professor of reproductive…
PCOS: A Natural Approach to Health
Feb 8, 2018 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Hillary Wright and Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha. Hillary Wright is a registered dietitian and Director of Nutrition…
Physical & Emotional Health Issues Common with Foster Kids
Feb 7, 2018 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elizabeth Wallis, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Medical University of South Carolina, the…
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Feb 7, 2018 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Timothy Hickman, Medical Director and Co-Founder of Houston IVF, and Clinical Associate Professor the…
Supporting Families After They Adopt
Feb 6, 2018 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Debra S. Waller, Chief Executive Officer, Jockey International, Inc. and founder of Jockey Being Family Foundation;…
Practical Guide for Adopting a Child Over Four
Feb 6, 2018 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews the authors of Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Kids Over Age Four. Creating a…
Impact of Fertility Treatment on Sexual Health
Jan 31, 2018 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jody Madeira, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, an expert on law and medicine and bioethics,a…
Becoming a Foster Parent: What You Really Need to Know
Jan 24, 2018 • 80 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Irene Clements who has been a foster parent for over 27 years, fostered 127 kids, adopted 4 and is the Executive…
Adoption Tax Credit 2017
Jan 10, 2018 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and…
Can Yoga, Acupuncture & Nutrition Make You More Fertile?
Jan 3, 2018 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth Heller, a yoga teacher, a nutritionist, co-founder of Pulling Down the Moon Integrative Care for Infertility,…
More Than One Way to Resolve Your Infertility
Dec 20, 2017 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews five women who chose different paths to resolve their infertility. Creating a Family has many free resources…
International Adoption 101
Dec 13, 2017 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Leaming regarding the fundamentals of international adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources…
Combining Kids by Birth and Adoption
Dec 6, 2017 • 70 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. David Brodzinsky, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Director of Foster Care Counseling Project at…
Step-Parent Adoption
Nov 29, 2017 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Will Waller, Program Director at Jockey Being Family Foundation, and Dr. Susan Branco, Licensed Professional…
Preserving Your Fertility with a Cancer Diagnosis
Nov 21, 2017 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Melissa Thompson, MBA who was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in September 2015 and is author and namesake…
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid-Parenting Traumatized Kids
Nov 15, 2017 • 74 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W., President of Appelstein Training Resources, and author of the book No Such Thing as a…
Parenting Tips for Lying, Stealing & Other Annoying Behaviors
Nov 6, 2017 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim John Payne, author of The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm…
The Unique Pain of Infertility and Why It’s So Hard to Cope
Nov 1, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ken Doka, professor at The College of New Rochelle and the the author of Disenfranchised Grief; and Kris…
Understanding Standard Infertility Tests
Oct 25, 2017 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. George Grunert, a reproductive endocrinologist and founder of Houston Fertility Specialists, and Dr. Virginia…
Adoption 101
Oct 18, 2017 • 70 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit discusses the basics of Adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at…
IUI vs. IVF-Which Fertility Treatment is Right for You?
Oct 11, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Daniel Williams, a reproductive endocrinologist and Medical Director with the Houston Fertility Institute.…
Transgender Reproductive Issues (Medical & Emotional)
Oct 4, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Samuel Pang, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist at IVF New England, where he also serves as the…
Interpreting Results of Genetic Testing on Embryos
Sep 27, 2017 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Cary Dicken, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Sher Fertility Institute of New York; and…
Getting Pregnant after a Tubal or Vasectomy Reversal
Sep 20, 2017 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infertility Center of St. Louis, a pioneer in microsurgery vasectomy and tubal ligation reversals…
When Parents Struggle to Attach to Their Adopted Child
Sep 13, 2017 • 69 min
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. Creating…
The Role of Emotions in Treating Infertility
Aug 25, 2017 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, a leading expert in mind/body medicine, Director of the Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health at Boston…
School Issues for Kids Who Struggle
Aug 25, 2017 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews interviews Heather Forbes, author of Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach for Helping…
Sleep Issues with Adopted Kids
Aug 23, 2017 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth Friedberg, a LCSW and Associate Director of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families &…
Parenting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
Aug 16, 2017 • 76 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr Eliana Gil, a therapist at Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education in Fairfax, VA. who has worked in…
Donor Conception: Navigating Bio Family & Sibling Relationships
Aug 9, 2017 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Elaine Gordon, a clinical psychologist specializing in reproductive medicine and third party family building.…
Infertility & Genetics
Aug 2, 2017 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Piraye Beim, founder of Celmatix, a women’s health company using genomics and big data to help women and…
Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing in Adoption
Jul 26, 2017 • 75 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Emily Todd, a Pediatric Medical Geneticist and Medical Director of Comprehensive Adoption Medicine…
Causes and Treatments of Secondary Infertility
Jul 19, 2017 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John Rinehart, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago. Creating a…
Preparing Grandparents When You are Adopting
Jun 29, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Elisabeth O’Toole, author of In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption. Creating a…
Male Infertility from the Female Perspective
Jun 29, 2017 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Professor with appointments in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral…
Creating an Effective Adoptive Parent Profile
Jun 27, 2017 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Madeleine Melcher, an adoptee, mother of three through adoption, and author of the new book How to Create a…
Young Adult Transracial Adoptees Talk about Adoption
Jun 11, 2017 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed four black adoptees in their 20s who were raised by white parents about their experience with transracial adoption. Share on Facebook:…
Interstate Adoption: Adopting Across State Lines
Jun 11, 2017 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Suzanne B. Nichols, an adoption attorney with over 25 years of experience in private domestic adoptions and now reproductive law in the areas of surrogacy and donor eggs. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey.…
Intravaginal Culture -A Cost-Effective Form of IVF
Jun 7, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Kevin Doody, President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), a board certified in…
Increasing Pregnancy Rates When Going Thru IVF
May 31, 2017 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Brian Kaplan, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Creating a…
Acupuncture and Alternative Treatment for Infertility
May 24, 2017 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Perloe, a Reproductive Endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and Mark Schwartz, a…
Panel of Moms Raising Kids with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure/FASD
May 17, 2017 • 75 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews three parents who are raising kids with FAS or FASD. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this…
Latest Developments in Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
May 10, 2017 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Lora Shahine, a reproductive endocrinologist, the Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program at Pacific…
Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years
May 3, 2017 • 71 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Katie Naftzger, LICSW, a psychotherapist that specializes in adoption and a transracial adoptee adopted from…
So You Think You May Be Infertile, Now What??
Apr 26, 2017 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julie Lamb a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Pacific NW Fertility, Samantha S., with My…
Should I Try Another IVF Cycle?
Apr 17, 2017 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Philip Chenette, medical director at Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco and past president of the Bay Area…
Guide to Infertility Treatment for U.S. Military and Their Partners
Apr 12, 2017 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Scott Sills a reproductive endocrinologist at Center for Advanced Genetics in California and author of…
Induced Lactation for Adoption or Surrogacy
Apr 5, 2017 • 80 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Danielle Gauss, an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a member of International Lactation…
Is it Possible to Be Happy in Midst of Infertility?
Mar 29, 2017 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar…
Infertility Advocacy
Mar 22, 2017 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sean Tipton, Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer at American Society of Reproductive Medicine; Betsy Campbell,…
Child Hosting Programs-What You Need to Know
Feb 8, 2017 • 78 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rhonda Jarema, Director of Family Support Services for Nightlight Christian Adoptions; snd Kelly Raudenbush, an…
Treating Infertility in Women Over 40
Feb 8, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maquire, board certified reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of New Jersey, and Clinical Assistant…
Mini IVF & Natural IVF
Feb 7, 2017 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Fran Yelian, a MD, PhD reproductive endocrinologist specializing in minimal stimulation IVF and natural cycle…
Using Lifebooks to Explain Complex Issues in Adoption to Kids
Feb 7, 2017 • 78 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth O’Malley, author of many books about preparing lifebooks for adopted and foster children, including…
Is it Fair to Have an Only Child?
Feb 6, 2017 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One. Creating a…
Practical Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD
Feb 6, 2017 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of numerous books on ADD, including SuperParenting for ADD and Driven to Distraction.…
​Choosing Between Assisted Reproduction & Adoption
Feb 1, 2017 • 81 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Colleen Quinn, an attorney specializing in reproductive law and adoption with Locke & Quinn, and Andrea…
Talking with Tweens and Teens about Adoption
Jan 25, 2017 • 72 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sean Delehant, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with CASE, and Stefani Ellison, Program Director,…
Reproductive Immunology
Jan 18, 2017 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robert Kiltz, Founder and Director of Central New York Fertility. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of…
Ethical Issues with Domestic Infant Adoption
Jan 11, 2017 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ashley Kodet and Susan Myers, District Supervisors with Adoptions from the Heart Adoption Agency. Creating a…
Adoption Tax Credit
Jan 4, 2017 • 80 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll , Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC. Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit…
Inside an Embryology Lab: What Fertility Patients Need to Know
Dec 21, 2016 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews embryologist Scott Kratka, senior embryologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and Board Certified…
Cancer: How to Preserve Your Fertility
Dec 21, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport talks with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director for Fairfax Cryobank, who works with male cancer patients; Dr. Stephen Lincoln, Medical Director of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at the Genetics and IVF…
Parenting Toolkit for Harder to Parent Kids
Dec 14, 2016 • 77 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Allison Douglas, Family Advocate at Harmony Family Center in Knoxville, TN. She and her husband have adopted 4…
Endometrial Receptivity and Endometrial Scratching
Dec 7, 2016 • 39 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Angie Beltsos, the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute Chicago. She is board certified in…
How to Get Pregnant When It’s Not Happening Fast
Nov 30, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Andy Toledo, a Reproductive Endocrinology with Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta. Creating a Family…
Accepting an Adoption Match with Opiates, Methadone, or Hepatitis
Nov 22, 2016 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julia Bledsoe, a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine and drug and alcohol exposure with the…
Interview with Pioneer Researchers in Open Adoption
Nov 7, 2016 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, leading researchers in open adoption. Creating a Family has many free resources…
Joys and Challenges of Adopting Siblings
Nov 7, 2016 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kimberly Offutt, a social worker at Bethany Christian Services and Erin Q. Nasmyth, a licensed clinical social…
IVF Transfers: Fresh vs. Frozen; 3 day vs. 5 day
Nov 2, 2016 • 58 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith , a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive…
Legal & Medical Risks in Domestic Infant Adoption
Oct 26, 2016 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews James Fletcher Thompson, an adoption attorney in South Carolina and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of…
Pregnancy after Infertility-How to Relax and Enjoy
Oct 5, 2016 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ali Domar, the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of “Finding Calm for the…
Infertility Treatment for Women Under 35
Oct 4, 2016 • 56 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jim Toner, a reproductive endocrinologist with Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine; and Dr. Lawrence…
What Works in Healing Loss and Trauma in Adoption
Oct 4, 2016 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews adoption therapist Carol Lozier, author of The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide. Creating a Family has many free…
Latest Developments in Treatment of Unexplained Infertility
Sep 28, 2016 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. William Ziegler, a Board Certified Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He started the…
Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption
Sep 20, 2016 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, adoption therapist, and former director of The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin…
Foster Care Adoption: Transitioning from Foster to Adoption
Sep 12, 2016 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim Phagan-Hansel, editor of Fostering Families Today magazine and The Foster Parenting Toolbox; and Madeleine Krebs,…
Is Donor Sperm/Egg or Surrogacy Harmful for the Kids?
Aug 25, 2016 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, and author of Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms; and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate…
Deciding to Live Child Free after Infertility
Aug 25, 2016 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Sheridan Voysey, author of Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings, a book about his journey to deciding to live childfree after a 10 year struggle with infertility; and Jen Gamper, an infertility…
Genetic Testing & Genealogy for Adoptees
Aug 24, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Richard Hill, genealogist and author of Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA; Bethany…
Helping Our Kids Cope with Bullies at School
Aug 17, 2016 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is a child and family therapist and author of The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping…
The Microbiome and Fertility
Aug 10, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jason M. Franasiak, Associate Chair, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; and Dr. Erin…
Making the Decision to Become an “Older” Mom
Aug 1, 2016 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of women who became moms over the age of 40 and 45 talking about how they made the decision, how they built…
Infertility Treatment and Breast/Ovarian Cancer
Jul 27, 2016 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Louise Brinton, Senior Scientific Advisor for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the…
Making Sure Your 3rd Party Reproduction is Legal
Jul 14, 2016 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stephanie Caballero and Catherine Tucker, both reproductive law attorneys covering sperm donation, egg donation,…
Panel of Parents Adopting Older Kids-Surviving The 1st Year
Jul 13, 2016 • 71 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Melissa Basham, mom to 4 boys adopted from foster care; Abigail Betancourt, mom to 2 kids adopted from foster…
Egg Freezing-Should You? When? How?
Jul 6, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Paul Brezina, a board certified fertility expert Fertility Associates of Memphis. Dr. Maria Mercedes Gondra,…
Mental Health Issues with Adopted Kids
Jun 28, 2016 • 73 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. David Brodzinsky, Psychology Professor and Director of Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University,…
Adoption Legislation and Advocacy
Jun 22, 2016 • 69 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Chuck Johnson, President and CEO of National Council For Adoption, and their Director of Public Policy &…
Adopting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused
May 26, 2016 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Joshua Sparrow, child/adolescent psychiatrist, associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical…
A View of Foster Care from a Family Court Judge
May 25, 2016 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Karen Howze, former Family Court Judge at D.C. Superior Court. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog…
Understanding and Coping with the Emotions of Infertility
May 25, 2016 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Janet Jaffe, a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego. She is the co-founder of the Center…
Lifestyle Choices to Increase Your Odds of Getting Pregnant with IVF
May 24, 2016 • 59 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alan Copperman, Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Vice-Chairman of the…
What Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Testing Can & Can’t Tell Us
May 18, 2016 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai…
Having a Baby as a Single Mom-Things to Consider
May 10, 2016 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Lee Varon, a clinical social worker, single adoptive mom of two, and author of two books for single people interested in adopting; Dr. Michelle Ottey, the laboratory director for Fairfax Cryobank; and Mikki Morrissette,…
Parenting Techniques to Prevent Adoption Failures
May 4, 2016 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Richard Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a…
Impact of Divorce on Adopted Children
Apr 27, 2016 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ann Cleary, Director of Holt International’s California Branch Office. She received both a Bachelor’s and…
Impact of Zika Those Going Through Fertility Treatment
Apr 20, 2016 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Vandana Bhide, an internist and pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Grace Centola, Tissue Bank Director,…
Understanding the New Fertility Clinic Success Statistics
Apr 12, 2016 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Brad Van Voorhis-Professor and Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of…
Finding an Adoption Competent Therapist
Feb 24, 2016 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Debbie Rileym, CEO of The Center for Adoption Support and Education. For a discussion of this show, go to our…
Helping Older Kids Prepare to be Adopted
Feb 24, 2016 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews 2 adoption social workers on helping to prepare older kids for what it means to be adopted. For a discussion of…
Parenting Kids with Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure
Feb 24, 2016 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of adoptive moms who are raising children who were exposed in pregnancy to alcohol or drugs. For a…
Fertility Tourism-Options and Ethics
Feb 23, 2016 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Glen Cohen, Harvard professor and author of Patients With Passports: Medical Tourism, Law & Ethics. For a…
Everything You Want to Know about Sperm Donation
Feb 17, 2016 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Suzanne Seitz, a certified genetic counselor that has worked for in the fertility field for over 20 years. She…
Foster Parenting 101
Feb 10, 2016 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John DeGarmo is a leading expert in foster care and parenting. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog…
Latest Developments in the Treatment of Endometriosis
Feb 5, 2016 • 66 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, at the Yale School…
Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption
Feb 3, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robin Sizemore, Exec. Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, an international adoption agency with an active kinship…
Living with PCOS
Jan 27, 2016 • 65 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Alan Martinez, a reproductive endocrinologist at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. For a discussion…
Adoption Tax Credit 2016
Jan 13, 2016 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax Service, and Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit…
Adult Transracial Adoptees Teach Us About Adoption
Jan 6, 2016 • 68 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rhonda Roorda, author of In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption, and an adult transracial…
Tips for Getting Pregnant with IVF
Dec 30, 2015 • 61 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, a reproductive embryologist at Reproductive Medical Assiociates of New Jersey and professor at the…
Adopting Older Kids-A Practical Guide
Dec 16, 2015 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews the authors of a new book: Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Kids Over Age 4.…
When School is Not Working for Your Child
Dec 9, 2015 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Heather Forbes, author of Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach for Helping Children…
2 Great Adoption/Infertility Books for the Holidays
Dec 2, 2015 • 53 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Tom Lamarr, author of Geezer Dad and Jillian Lauren, author of Everything You Ever Wanted. For a discussion of…
Should You Tell Family/Friends You Used Donor Sperm/Egg/Embryo
Nov 24, 2015 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in alternative family building. For a discussion of…
Post Adoption Support: Needs, Gaps, and Solutions
Nov 18, 2015 • 65 min
Our guests are Debra S. Waller, Chief Executive Officer, Jockey International, Inc. and founder of Jockey Being Family Foundation. Rita Soronen, President and CEO of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Susan Cox, Vice President of Public Policy at Holt…
How to Treat Infertility in Women Younger than 35
Nov 3, 2015 • 57 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews two leading infertility doctors on how best to treat infertility in women under 35. For a discussion of this…
Crucial Tips from a Pediatrician on Surviving Your Baby’s 1st Year
Nov 3, 2015 • 60 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Scott Cohen, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year. For a discussion of…
Making Sure Your Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation & Surrogacy is Legal
Oct 26, 2015 • 65 min
Egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy can be a legal landmine. Each state has different laws and a mistake can have serious consequences. How to make sure your third party reproduction in legal and all parties are protected. Host…
Effective Discipline for Lying, Stealing, & Other Challenging Behaviors
Oct 13, 2015 • 67 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kim John Payne, author of The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm…
Premature Ovarian Failure-Causes and Treatment
Oct 7, 2015 • 62 min
Premature Ovarian Failure is a leading cause of infertility. What causes this condition and what are the cutting edge treatments that will allow a woman to be able to conceive. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national…
Conquering Infertility
Sep 30, 2015 • 63 min
How to overcome infertility and get pregnant. 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 mind/body medicine, Director of…
Dr. Karyn Purvis- Raising and Healing Abused & Neglected Kids
Sep 23, 2015 • 66 min
Children adopted from foster care or from abroad have often experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. These children require a different form of parenting. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption…
Exploding the Myths of Foster Care Adoption
Sep 15, 2015 • 63 min
There are many myths surrounding adopting from foster care. It is hard to do? Do the kids have all sorts of problems? How much does it cost. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and…
Understanding & Coming to Terms with the Pain of Infertility/Miscarriage
Aug 29, 2015 • 65 min
The pain of infertility and miscarriage is different from other grief and in some ways these differences make it harder to cope. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support…
Everything You Need to Know about Fertility Drugs
Aug 28, 2015 • 59 min
When you find out you are infertile you are thrown into a new world of medicine and a new world of fertility drugs. It help to understand what medications are used to treat infertility, how to use them, how to get the best price, and how to get your…
Helping Children Cope with Trauma
Aug 26, 2015 • 67 min
All children can experience trauma. What is the difference between those kids who survive and maybe even thrive and those who fall apart? How is this relevant to adoptive parents. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national…
School Issues for Adopted Kids and Families
Aug 19, 2015 • 64 min
Adoption issues sometime arise at school and adoptive parents need to be prepared. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews two adoption social workers.…
Intrauterine Insemination: Increasing Odds of Success
Aug 12, 2015 • 59 min
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination is often the first step in infertility treatment or for single moms or lesbian couples. What can you do to increase the odds that you will get pregnant from an IUI? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive…
Happiest Baby on the Block Author Talks Sleep
Aug 5, 2015 • 58 min
Sleep issues plague most new parents. How to get your child to sleep and keep them there. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Harvey Karp,…
Creating Relationship with Birth Parents in Adoption
Jul 22, 2015 • 65 min
Ninety-five percent of domestic infant adoptions in the US have some degree of openness, so almost all adoptive parents need to think about creating a lasting healthy relationship with their child’s birth mother and birth father. Host Dawn Davenport,…
What to Expect from Your First Fertility Clinic Visit
Jul 15, 2015 • 58 min
The world of infertility is confusing and often overwhelming. It helps to be prepared. We will cover what tests to expect and how to interpret your test results. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility &…
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Male Fertility
Jul 8, 2015 • 59 min
Unlocking the mysteries of male fertility and male infertility. Ever wonder about how to boost male fertility? How successful are vasectomy reversals? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption…
Simple & Fun Strategies to Build Attachment with Adopted Kids
Jul 1, 2015 • 64 min
We know attachment is important in adoption, but adoptive parents often wonder how to help build the bonds of attachment with their adopted kids. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education…
Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed
Jun 19, 2015 • 64 min
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sherrie Eldridge, adoptee and author of the books, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed and Twenty…
The PCOS Diet Plan
Jun 17, 2015 • 60 min
Is it possible to control or improve Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) with diet and lifestyle changes? What is PCOS? How is PCOS related to diabetes? How to improve your fertility when you have PCOS. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a…
Using Health Insurance to Pay for Fertility Treatment
Jun 10, 2015 • 60 min
Infertility treatment is expensive. How can an average person afford to pay? Health insurance can be used to pay for some parts of treatment and clinic affordability programs, such as shared cycles and multi-cylce plans, can bring down the cost of…
Adopting a Tween or Teen-Special Issues to Consider
Jun 3, 2015 • 63 min
There are many children over 10 waiting to be adopted in US foster care, as well in orphanages throughout the world. Are you the family to adopt them? What special issues do families face when adopting a tween/teen. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director…
Genetics vs. Environment- Which Shapes Our Kids the Most
May 26, 2015 • 62 min
What matters most in shaping who we and our children will be—their genes or their environment? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. Danielle…
Understanding Fertility Clinic Success Statistics
May 20, 2015 • 64 min
We tell people that they should use the CDC or SART Infertility Clinic Success Statistics when choosing a fertility clinic, but we often fail to tell people how to interpret these statistics. Which ones are important and which ones can we ignore? Host…
Modern Families-Single Moms, Same Sex, IVF, & Donor
May 13, 2015 • 63 min
How are the children and parents in alternative/non-traditional families doing? Families through IVF and donor conception, as well as single moms by choice and same sex families are increasing, but how are they doing, and how are the children developing?…
Adopting a Child That May Have Been Sexually Abused
May 6, 2015 • 62 min
What issues should families consider when adopting or fostering a child that may have been sexually abused? What are warning signs of past sexual abuse? How can these children be helped while not endangering children already in the home. Host Dawn…
How to Do an Independent Private Adoption in the US
Apr 24, 2015 • 67 min
It is possible to do an independent adoption without using an adoption agency. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the top adoption…
What You Must Know about Embryology Labs Before Fertility Treatment
Apr 22, 2015 • 64 min
What should every fertility patient know about embryology labs before going through treatment. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the…
Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds
Apr 7, 2015 • 65 min
Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are…
What Twins Can Teach Us About Genetics vs. Environment
Mar 31, 2015 • 64 min
How much of our children’s basic temperament, their mental health, their intelligence, their learning disabilities, and all the things that make them who they are comes from their genes and how much from their environment. What can we learn about genetics…
What Makes a Good Embryo for IVF
Mar 18, 2015 • 63 min
Which embryos in IVF are more likely to implant and grow for 9 months and result in a healthy baby? What can patients and doctors do to select the best embryo to give you the best chance of a successful pregnancy? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director…
Parenting the Argumentative, Irritable, Angry Child
Mar 3, 2015 • 66 min
Parenting a child that constantly argues, is often moodly, and is generaly disagreeable is difficult and often feels impossible. Some of these children will be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and some will never be diagnosed. What causes…
Foods and Diet That Can Increase Your Fertility
Feb 17, 2015 • 62 min
Can diet affect your fertility? What foods will increase your fertility or increase your chances of conceiving with infertility treatments, such as IVF? Can adding or avoiding specific foods increase the odds that you will conceive with or without…
Adoption Tax Credit 2014-2015
Feb 11, 2015 • 62 min
It’s time for our annual adoption tax credit show. If you had adoption expenses in 2014, can you get a federal tax credit for them? Is this tax credit applicable to foster care adoption, or international adoption, or infant adoption? Can you claim birth…
Where to Find Embryos for Embryo Donation
Feb 4, 2015 • 62 min
Embryo donation (also known as embryo adoption) can be confusing. One of the question we receive the most is how to find embryos that another couple has donated. Host Dawn Davenport, Exeutive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility &…
Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing on Embryos for IVF
Jan 30, 2015 • 63 min
Should genetic screening become a standard part of IVF? Who should consider this option and for what reasons? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jessica Mann, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Reproductive Science Center of New…
Premature Ovarian Failure: Causes, Prevention, Treatment
Jan 28, 2015 • 64 min
What causes premature menopause or ovarian failure? What are the symptoms? What can you do to prevent and treat it? Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will…
Lifestyle Choices that Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
Jan 21, 2015 • 64 min
What lifestyle choices affect your ability to conceive or the odds of fertility treatment working? How do diet, drinking alcohol, and exercise affect getting pregnant and miscarriage risk. Do supplements work? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Sheeva…
Adopting Two Unrelated Kids at the Same Time
Jan 16, 2015 • 65 min
Adopting two unrelated children or babies at the same time is a controversial topic with adoption professionals? Should you consider adopting two children when going abroad to adopt? What about if you are fortunate enough to have two expectant moms choose…
Should You Use an Adoption Consultant, Facilitator, or Attorney
Jan 14, 2015 • 69 min
Adopting a baby in the US can be confusing. Where do you find a child to adopt? How long does it take? Should you use an adoption consultant, adoption facilitator, or adoption attorney. What is the difference and will is cost more or less and will it be…
Latest Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Miscarriage
Jan 9, 2015 • 66 min
What causes miscarriage and what can women do to prevent them. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Ruth Lathi is Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at Stanford University, and Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford…
Interracial Adoptive Parenting: White Parents with Brown Kids
Jan 7, 2015 • 67 min
Transracial adoption is becoming increasingly popular in the US. There are issues unique to parenting a child of a different race. Our guest is Dr. Marlene Fine. She is a Professor Emerita from Simmons College in Boston MA specializing in issues related…
All About Siblings: Parental Favoritism, Birth Order
Dec 24, 2014 • 62 min
Time Magazine’s cover story on parental favoritism got to me. I literally argued out loud with the author while reading. It seemed only fare to have him on the show so we could argue in person. Jeffrey Kluger, author of the new book The Sibling Effect:…
Loans for Infertility Treatment
Dec 17, 2014 • 66 min
Having trouble paying for your fertility treatment? Are you considering borrowing money to pay for treatment? Host Dawn Davenport will be talking with representatives of the leading lending entities that lend specifically for paying for infertility…
Ethical Issues To Think About with Sperm Donation
Dec 16, 2014 • 65 min
What are some of the ethical issues to think about before using donor sperm to create your family? How many times should a man be allowed to donate? How much screening should be done on donors? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Ole Schou, founder and CEO…
Preserving Fertility with a Cancer Diagnosis
Dec 10, 2014 • 65 min
A diagnosis of cancer is devastating on so many different levels. Often patients are so overwhelmed that the last thing they think about is getting on with their life once treatment is past. This would include taking action now to preserve their option to…
Adopting Siblings: Special Issues to Consider
Dec 3, 2014 • 63 min
We try not to separate siblings in adoption when possible, but adopting siblings brings special consideration for adoptive parents. Our guests to talk about sibling adoption are Kimberly Offutt, a social worker at Bethany Christian Services and Erin Q.…
Why Consider Open Adoption & How to Do it Well
Nov 19, 2014 • 63 min
Open adoption is the norm in for domestic infant adoptions in the US and becoming more common in foster care adoption and international adoption. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, long time researchers on the impact…
Making Peace With Not Having Children
Nov 12, 2014 • 65 min
Infertility treatment is not always successful and neither is adoption. Couples may have to face the decision of living childfree. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Sheridan Voysey, author of Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings,…
How to Adopt a Child in Another State
Nov 4, 2014 • 63 min
What is the best way to find and adopt a child born in another state? Is this possible? What is the process for adopting across state lines. How to find a child to adopt? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Suzanne B. Nichols, an adoption attorney with…
Panel of Young Adult Transracial Adoptees
Oct 14, 2014 • 66 min
The real experts on transracial adoption are the people who were adopted by parents of a different race or ethnicity. We have done many shows on interracial adoption, including several panels of transracial adoptees, but we wanted to focus on those that…
Becoming a First Time Mom Over 40-Things to Consider
Oct 14, 2014 • 67 min
Should you become a first time mom over 40? Over 45? Over 50? What are the unique issues older mothers face? What are the challenges and reward of older parenthood? Host Dawn Davenport interviews a panel of women who became mothers through fertility…
Being Happy While Struggling with Infertility
Oct 13, 2014 • 62 min
Is it possible to be happy when you are suffering from infertility and going through fertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center…
Grants for Infertility Treatment: Affording IVF
Oct 8, 2014 • 63 min
Are grants available to help pay for fertility treatment? How do you apply and what are the granting organizations looking for. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lisa Duran, Director of Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation, a non profit organization that…
Talking with Adopted Kids about Birth Parents
Oct 1, 2014 • 65 min
How can adoptive parents talk with their children about their birth parents. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jennifer Bliss, the National Associate Counseling Director at the Independent Adoption Center, a non-profit domestic infant adoption…
Adoption 101: Everything You Need to Know at the Beginning
Sep 24, 2014 • 66 min
What do you need to know when you first start thinking about adoption. Where do you begin? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Jim Thompson, a South Carolina attorney, with offices in Spartanburg and Charleston. He has worked in the field of adoption and…
How IVF is Changing and Improving Your Chances of Conceiving
Sep 17, 2014 • 61 min
What are the medical advances in in vitro fertilization in the last several years. Are your chances of getting pregnant with fertility treatment improving? What have we learned about helping people conceive. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Eric…
How are Kids Conceived via Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation Doing?
Sep 9, 2014 • 63 min
Concern has been expressed on how children conceived via third party reproduction, including sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation are faring. Is attachment as strong in these families. What is the nature of the parent child…
How Internationally Adopted Kids Acquire Language
Aug 24, 2014 • 61 min
Internationally adopted children most often do not speak any English when they are adopted. How do they acquire English once home and what can parents do to help. Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption &…
Diagnosing, Treating, & Conceiving with PCOS
Aug 24, 2014 • 61 min
Polycyctis Ovarian Syndrome affects a woman’s health and her fertility. Diagnosing PCOS is often difficult and treatment can be complicated. With proper treatment for PCOS and often with fertility treatment, many women are able to get pregnant. Host Dawn…
Preventing IVF Failure
Aug 20, 2014 • 53 min
What are the latest developments that can help prevent IVF from faililng. What can infertility patients do to help their infertility treatment succeed. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Sonia Elguero, board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with…
Saving Money the Dave Ramsey Way
Aug 13, 2014 • 66 min
Adoption and fertility treatment are expensive. Not everyone has the money just sitting around in their savings to spend. How does Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace Program suggest raising the money needed for paying for IVF, donor egg or surrogacy or…
Diagnosing and Treating Kids with ADHD
Aug 6, 2014 • 62 min
Do you think your child has ADHD? Could it be caused by diet, food allergies, low blood sugar, or lack of sleep? How to best diagnosis and treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Vincent Monastra, a clinical…
International Adoptions Under new Universal Accreditation Act
Jul 30, 2014 • 51 min
The Universal Accreditation Act is now reality. How will it change international adoptions? If you have already applied to adopt, how will it affect you? Host Dawn Davenport will interview: Robin Sizemore, Founder and Executive Director of Hopscotch…
Can Chemicals in Food & Environment Affect Fertility
Jul 23, 2014 • 63 min
How do chemical, hormones, and pesticides in our food and environment affect fertilty, pregnancy, and health of our families. Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the…
Genetics 101 for Egg and Sperm Donation
Jul 16, 2014 • 62 min
What do you need to know about the genetics of a potential egg donor or sperm donor? What type of genetic testing is available both pre and post conception? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Dr. Harvey Stern, Director of Genetics and the Fetal Diagnostic…
Preparing Children in Orphanages for Adoption
Jul 9, 2014 • 64 min
Children adopted internationally need to be prepared in advance for what adoption means, and how their life will change. How can adoption professionals and parents help to prepare these kids. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts…
Panel of Donor Conceived Adults
Jul 2, 2014 • 70 min
More children are being conceived with donor egg, sperm, and embryo through third party reproduction and IVF. We can learn from the generation that went before who were conceived through donors in the past. What was their experience growing up? Did their…
How Long to Try Fertility Pills and IUI Before Moving to IVF
Jun 25, 2014 • 64 min
What is the safest, fastest, and cheapest way to get pregnant in fertility treatment? How long should you continue to try Clomid or Letrozole and/or artificial insemination (IUI) with our without injectables before moving to IVF? Host Dawn Davenport…
How Does IVF Affect the Babies and Children
Jun 18, 2014 • 63 min
Most parents that conceive children with in vitro fertilization wonder about the short term and long term impact of this treatment on the children conceived. Are children conceived through infertility treatment more at risk for congenital defects;…
Raising Transgender Children
Jun 11, 2014 • 67 min
What is transgender? Does it differ from gender non-conforming, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, or gender variant? What are the causes and how can parents best raise a child that is transgender? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jo Olson, an…
Paying for Adoption
Jun 4, 2014 • 63 min
How in the world does an average family pay for an infant domestic adoption or international adoption? What options are available for financing adoptions? What grants and loans are available? Host Dawn Davenport will interview the following panel: Natalie…
Getting Pregnant after 40 (With or Without Fertility Treatment)
May 28, 2014 • 63 min
Fertility declines with age, but what can women do to increase the odds of getting pregnant over the age of 40 with or without using infertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption…
Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Interview with Dr. Ira Chasnoff
May 16, 2014 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Dr. Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers studying the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the…
Parenting Abused and Neglected Children
May 14, 2014 • 66 min
Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Bruce Perry, child psychiatrist…
Dr. Karyn Purvis: Raising Children from Foster Care or Orphanages
May 7, 2014 • 66 min
Raising children who have been abused or neglected is different from raising children who have not experienced trauma. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child and Director of the Institute of Child Development at…
Minimal Stimulation IVF and Natural Cycle IVF
Apr 30, 2014 • 64 min
IVF and other infertility treatments are expensive and often not coverered by health insurance. Host Dawn Davenport talks with two pioneers in the field of fertility medicine about way and options to lower the cost of fertility treatments, including IVF.…
Coping with Infertility as the Fertile Partner
Apr 22, 2014 • 62 min
Is infertility experienced differently by the fertile partner in a relationship? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Clinical Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral…
Talking with Your Adopted Child about the Difficult Parts of His History
Apr 16, 2014 • 77 min
Sometimes our adopted kids come to us from a history in their birth families or drug abuse, rape, incest, abuse, or prison. Should adoptive parents share this information with the adopted child? If so, how? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Beth…
Making a Hospital Plan in Open Adoption
Apr 2, 2014 • 68 min
Adoptive parents are often asked to be present at the hospital in open adoptions. This emotional time is complex for both adoptive and birth parents to navigate and hospital staff often do not help. Host Dawn Davenport will speak with Dr. Jennifer Bliss,…
How Weight Affects Fertility and Infertility Treatment
Mar 19, 2014 • 61 min
How does your weight or Body Mass Index (BMI) affect your fertility. Does it alter your chances of success with infertility treatment. How does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affect fertility and infertility treatment. Host Dawn Davenport will…
Preparing an Adoptive Parent Portfolios for Expectant Mothers
Mar 5, 2014 • 61 min
Adoptive parents wanting to adopt a baby in the US must prepare an adoptive parent portfolio, also known as an adoptive parent profile. To learn more about how to prepare an adoptive parent profile, host Dawn Davenport interviewed Madeleine Melcher, an…
Adopting a Child with Cleft Lip/Palate
Feb 12, 2014 • 65 min
Should you adopt a child with cleft lip or cleft palate. What is involved with this special need? Host Dawn Davenport interviews four medical specialist working with chidlren with cleft lip/palate: Dr. Andrea Smith a dentist specializing in dental and…
Classic Episode: Genetics vs. Environment- Which Affects Us the Most
Feb 10, 2014 • 61 min
How much of our personality traits, temperament, talents, health conditions, mental illness, and intelligence are controlled by our genes and how much by our environment? Which trumps in parenting: Nature vs. Nurture? What relevance does this have to us…
Classic Episode: Evaluating Risks in Adoption Matches and Referrals
Feb 10, 2014 • 67 min
One of the hardest things many adoptive parents have to do is to decide if the risks or special needs of a particular birth mother match or referral are too great for them to handle. What are the likely effects of prenatal exposures to drugs, alcohol, or…
Classic Episode: Avoiding Mistakes and Mix-Ups with IVF and Fertility Treatment
Feb 10, 2014 • 74 min
Infertility patients worry about the wrong embryos being transferred; their egg, sperm or embryos being mislabled; the wrong sperm being used to fertilize the egg, etc. Mistakes are rare, but infertility patients need to be prepared. What should you know…
Classic Episode: Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD
Feb 10, 2014 • 64 min
Raising a child with Attention Deficit Disorder is hard on kids and hard on parents. How to parent a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to avoid frustration for both parent and child. Host Dawn Davenport interviews the ADHD guru, Dr.…
Classic Episode: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Infertility
Feb 10, 2014 • 63 min
How can Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) be used to treat infertility. Can acupuncture and TCM be used with western infertility medicine and in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Will the fertility medications you are taking interfere with the effectiveness of…
Myths about Having an Only Child
Feb 5, 2014 • 63 min
Should you have only one child? Is it fair to your child? Is it fair to you? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One. Blog summary of the show and highlights…
What Happens in an Infertility Lab
Jan 28, 2014 • 60 min
What happens inside an embryology lab at an infertility clinic? How important is the laboratory to the success of IVF. How do labs differ? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with embryologist Scott Kratka, senior embryologist at the Reproductive Science Center…
Adopting from Asia
Jan 22, 2014 • 60 min
Have you ever considered international adoption? Can you adopt from China, Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong? What are the requirements and how much does it cost? Host Dawn Our guests are Dana Woods, China Program Director at A Helping Hand Adoption Agency,…
Adoption Tax Credit 2013
Jan 15, 2014 • 63 min
The adoption tax credit is a great way to help fund your adoption, though it is often underutilized. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts on this confusing tax credit: Donald Cofsky, President of the American Academy of Adoption…
Considering Single Motherhood
Jan 8, 2014 • 68 min
Should you become a single mother? What are your options? How do you raise healthy happy kids as a single parent? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lee Varon, a clinical social worker, single adoptive mom of two, and author of two books for single people…
Adopting through an Adoption Lawyer
Dec 18, 2013 • 66 min
What is the adoption process when adopting through an adoption attorney for those wanting to adopt a baby in the US? How do you find an adoption attorney? Who finds the prospective birth mothers?What questions should you ask before hiring? Host Dawn…
Affect of Early Life Experiences on Adopted Children
Dec 11, 2013 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Charles Nelson, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and one of the leading experts on how early childhood neglect, abuse, malnutrition, institutionalization, and prenatal environment affect children.…
What Expectant Women Look for When Choosing Adoptive Parents
Dec 4, 2013 • 64 min
Each expectant woman considering placing her child for adoption is looking for something special in the adoptive parent she chooses. What common factors do adoption agencies and adoption lawyers see in how birth mothers choose adoptive parents. How does…
Dealing with Infertility and Miscarriage Grief
Nov 27, 2013 • 63 min
The pain and losses of infertility and miscarriage are often not recognized by our society. It is hard to mourn a loss others do not see. This grief can hang around and impair our joy in our family through adoption, egg donation, sperm donation, or…
Legal Issues You MUST Consider with Egg/Sperm Donation & Surrogacy
Nov 20, 2013 • 64 min
Egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy can have significant legal concerns. It is important that infertility patients considering egg or sperm donation or surrogacy think through these issues before hand. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the…
Maximizing Chances of Pregnancy in Fertility Treatment
Nov 5, 2013 • 62 min
It is so hard to know how long to stay at each level of infertility treatment. How many months on Clomid, how many IUIs (artificial inseminations) and how many cycles of IVF is reasonable before moving to donor egg. What is the best way to manage your…
Inside Transracial Adoption: Talking About Race
Nov 5, 2013 • 62 min
Transracial Adoptions (Interracial Adoption) are becoming more common. Adoptive parents must talk with their children abour race, but that is often a hard conversation to have. When to start, what to say, and how to prepare them for racism without scaring…
Increasing Success with IVF
Oct 30, 2013 • 59 min
To get pregnant using fertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, requires good embryos. Up unitl recently choosing the best embryos was more art than science. New research is changing that equation. Dr. Marcy Maguire, a Reproductive Embryologist…
Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Family
Oct 23, 2013 • 60 min
Overcoming Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Extended Family. This was a topic suggested by our audience. There are few, if any, resources available to help infertility patients navigate who to tell about using third party reproduction.…
Toddler Adoption
Oct 11, 2013 • 68 min
Adopting a toddler is NOT the same as adopting an infant or adopting a school aged child. As the waiting times for international adoption increase more families are adopting older babies and toddlers. Foster care adoptions are also increasing and families…
Adopting and Raising a Child with HIV
Oct 9, 2013 • 64 min
The stigma against HIV is alive and well in the US and the world, and no where does this play out more poignantly than in the thousands of orphans with HIV. Adoptive parents are often afraid of adopting a child with HIV. How sick will these children be?…
Getting Pregnant After Cancer
Oct 2, 2013 • 62 min
What are the risks of attempting to get pregnant after cancer? Should you try? How long should you wait. What is the risk to the child and mother. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts in the US on Pregnancy after Cancer: Dr.…
Fertility and Your Immune System
Sep 25, 2013 • 62 min
Can your immune system affect your ability to get pregnant or stay pregnant? What is the immunological conncetion to infertility or miscarriage. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. William Kutteh, board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, with a…
Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions: Common?, Causes, Prevent
Sep 18, 2013 • 72 min
Not all adoptions are forever. Some fail. Recent reports by NBC News, the Today Show, and Reuters focused on the devastating outcomes for some kids and families, but left unanswered how often adoptions fail, what types of adoptions are at the most risk…
Long Term Effects of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure
Sep 11, 2013 • 65 min
Evaluating the risk of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure is one of the hardest decisions adoptive parents must make. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers on long term effects of prenatal alcohol and…
How to Interpret IVF Success Statistics
Sep 4, 2013 • 62 min
We tell people to check out the Center for Disease Control statistics before selecting an infertility clinic, but how in the world do you make sense of these numbers. Which ones are truly important? Can they be manipulated? Host Dawn Davenport will…
Should You Freeze Your Eggs to Preserve Your Fertility
Aug 23, 2013 • 74 min
Advances in egg freezing in the last couple of years have been huge. Should you use egg freezing to allow you to wait to have children later? Is this technique reliable and safe?How much does it cost, and how expensive is storage? Host Dawn Davenport will…
Should I Adopt a Child with Special Needs
Aug 21, 2013 • 67 min
Most international adoptions are now special needs adoptions, as are adoptions from US foster care. Are you up to adopting a child with special needs? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Martha Osborne, founder and director of Rainbow Kids, a photolisting…
Traveling with Newly Adopted Children
Aug 14, 2013 • 65 min
Traveling with kids is hard enough when you know them and they know you. How in the world do you travel with with a newly adopted child. How do you keep a child entertained during the plane, cab, car, bus rides that are inevitable? Join our guests Brooke…
Practical Considerations When Going Abroad for Treatment
Aug 2, 2013 • 63 min
Increasingly US citizens are looking abroad for infertility treatment, while those in other countries are coming to the US to receive fertility treatments not available or legal in their country. What are the practical considerations for infertility…
When Should You Move Up the Fertility Treatment Ladder
Jul 31, 2013 • 59 min
It’s hard to know when to move up the infertility treatment ladder from Clomid, to IUI (artificial insemination), to IVF, to IVF/ICSI, to donor egg, to surrogacy. When should you move to more advanced forms of fertility treatment/assisted reproduction?…
What Subsidies/ Benefits are Available for Foster Care Adopt
Jul 24, 2013 • 65 min
Most children adopted from US foster care are eligible for an monthly adoption subisdy and other benefits from the state. What benefits are available? College tuition, medical insurance, monthy stipend? What is reasonable? Our guests are Josh Kroll,…
Coping with Infertility Grief After Adopting
Jul 17, 2013 • 63 min
We tell people to work through their grief at not having a biological child or being pregnant or breastfeeding BEFORE they adopt. The reality is that sometimes after adopting a baby adoptive parents still crave the experience of pregnancy and still feel…
Using Integrative Medicine in Fertility Treatment
Jul 10, 2013 • 63 min
How can integrative medicine be used in fertility treatment? What alternative treatments work to increase your chance of success with infertility? What complimentary medicine techniques can help when trying to conceive? Our guest today to talk about…
The Child Catchers: Criticism of the Orphan Care Movement
Jul 3, 2013 • 70 min
Interview with Kathryn Joyce, author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption, a new book that is highly critical of the evangelical orphan care and adoption movement. Joyce criticized the religious involvement in…
Disrupting Birth Order in Adoption
Jun 26, 2013 • 66 min
Should you adopt out of birth order? What risks should parents be aware of. How can adoptive parents make it easier for their children if they adopt a child older than one of their existing children. Our guest will be David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Professor…
Latest Developments in Genetic Testing
Jun 13, 2013 • 62 min
What advancements have been made in pre-implantatin genetic testing of embryos or genetic testing during pregnancy? Our guest to talk about the Latest Developments in Genetic Testing if Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and…
Post Adoption Depression—Causes & Prevention
Jun 12, 2013 • 63 min
Post adoption depression and parent attachment disorder are surprisingly common and seldom talked about. After all, you’ve tried so hard to become a parent , many adoptive parents are ashamed to admit that they are struggling. We will interview Dr. Jane…
Donor Insemination: Who’s Donating & Who’s Receiving
Jun 5, 2013 • 62 min
The use of donor sperm and sperm banks has changed over the years. The men donating has also changed. Host Dawn Davenport will talk about the changes in sperm donation with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director and Director of Operations for Fairfax…
Diagnosis & Treatment of Recurrent Miscarriages
May 29, 2013 • 66 min
Recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage) is a heart break. What causes miscarriage? How can they be prevented. Our guests are Dr. Richard Scott, Founding Partner, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at…
Mental/Physical Health Issues in Prospective Adoptive Parent
May 17, 2013 • 62 min
How are mental health issues and physical disabilities or diseases in prospective adoption parents treated by adoption agencies, adoption lawyers, expectant parents, and foreign countries? Can you adopt if you are on anti-depressants? Can you adopt if you…
Talking about Adoption at Different Ages & Developmental Sta
May 15, 2013 • 64 min
Adopted children process adoption differently at different ages and developmental stages. How can parents help their children understand the concept of being adopted. Our guest is Debbie Riley, Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Adoption Support…
Breastfeeding Without Birthing
May 8, 2013 • 65 min
Can you breast feed a child you did not give birth to? Should you? How do you breastfeed as an adoptive mother or mother through surrogacy? Listen to Dawn’s interview with Alyssa Schnell, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and author of…
Getting Pregnant with Male Infertility
May 1, 2013 • 64 min
What are your options for getting pregnant if your diagnosis is male infertility? What can you do to increase your odds before going to fertility treatment? What type of infertility treatments are most successful? Is there a fertility diet that will…
Finding Work/Life Balance
Apr 24, 2013 • 64 min
Work-Life Balance is the bane of most every mother I know. It’s not that we want it all, but we don’t want or need some. What are the tips and tricks for working from home, setting up flex-time, finding affordable practical child care. Our guest is Anne…
Open Adoption: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Apr 17, 2013 • 63 min
Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lori Holden, author of the new book The Open-Hearted Way to open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole. open adoption, domestic adoption, adopting a child, adopting in the US, adopting a baby, birth mother,…
Interview with actress Nia Vardalos
Apr 10, 2013 • 62 min
Host Dawn Davenport interviews Nia Vardalos, actress (of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame), author of a new book Instant Mom, and foster care adoptive mom. We’ll talk about her years of struggling with infertility and how she ended up adopting from foster…
How Does Fertility Treatment Affect the Babies
Mar 27, 2013 • 61 min
Research is beginning to come in on how infertility treatment affects the health of the children conceived. Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) or ICSI or artificial insemination cause birth defects, autism, nuero-developmental issues? Is freezing harmful…