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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.

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The buzz for the last 15 years has been about the need for instilling cultural identity in our internationally adopted kids. What does the latest research show. Is it really necessary, and if so, what’s the best way to help our kids develop... more

International adoptions from China have changed dramatically in the last few years. What does the future hold? Who can adopt from China and who should consider it? Our guests will be representatives from the following adoption... more

Adolescence presents developmental challenges to all kids. How are these challenges different for the adopted child and how can parents help? My guest will be renowned psychotherapist and attachment specialist, Dr. Gregory... more

Once you finally get your child, either through infertility treatment or adoption, infertility is over. Right? Unfortunately, infertility can and often does affect how we parent. My guest to talk about parenting after infertility is Dorothy Greenfeld,... more

Is surrogacy an option for you? How risky is it? How do you find a surrogate? Should you go abroad? How much does it cost? These are just a few of the questions that you face when considering using a surrogate.

How does it work out when you combine kids by birth and adoption in the same family? Does it matter if you adopt out of birth order? Does it make a difference if the adopted child is a baby, toddler, or over the age of six? My guest will be... more

What are the latest developments in the treatment and diagnosis of endometriosis and how does this condition affect fertility. My guest is Dr. Dan C. Martin, a reproductive endocrinologist, endometriosis researcher, President of the Fertility... more

How overwidght or underweight do you have to be to have your fertility impaired? How much do you really have to lose to improve your odds? Does it matter how you lose the weight? Join my and my guest Dr. Lubna Pal, professor at Yale... more

How do you talk about adoption with your child? When should you start the conversation? Does it matter what you say? Join me and my guest Mary Watkins, author of Talking with Young Children about Adoption.

When you adopt across cultural and racial lines, your family and extended family is changed forever by becoming a multicultural family. What can you do to make the transition positive for your child and your family. My guests will be Chris... more

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