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Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility and Adoption

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Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption and Infertility. Since 2007, we interview leading experts on infertility and adoption each week to bring you unbiased accurate information on all aspects of adoption and infertility. In adoption we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility we cover latest advances in in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, infertility medications, emotional aspects, egg donation, surrogacy, how to choose an fertility clinic and much more.

On-Demand Episodes

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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 &... more

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... more

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