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Creating a Family

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

Recurrent pregnancy loss, or miscarriage, is a little understood occurrence and is devastating to parents and doctors. Join our guest Dr. William Kutteh, Director of Fertility Associates of Memphis and researcher in the field of recurrent... more

Most domestic adoptions are “open”, but what does that mean? How does it work in real life? Is it best for adoptive families, birth families, and most important—the kids. Our guests will include Dawn Friedman ,an adoptive mom, and Jenna... more

How does adoption affect couples, siblings, and extended families. Our guests to talk about some of the unexpected bumps of adoptive parenting are adoption therapists, Mari Itzkowitz, with the Center for Adoption Support and Education in... more

What options does the LGBT community have for building their families as either singles or couples? Join our guests attorney Willard Halm of the National Fertility Law Center. Will specializes exclusively in assisted reproduction and family... more

Does the immune system play a role in infertility and miscarriages? What are the signs that your immune system is causing your problems and what can you do about it. Our guest is Dr. Danny Schust, a professor at the University of... more

We’ve heard of the Tennessee mother that “returned” her son to Russia because he was acting out. Is this the norm? Are children who struggle with attachment doomed to a life of violence and lack of relationships? What can parents do to... more

What are the risk factors for adopting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. What’s the prognosis for children who have been exposed to alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. Our guest will be Dr. Julian Davies, a pediatrician that... more

Join us for a frank discussion with the real experts—adults of color who were adopted by white parents as children. They can tell us much about what worked, what didn’t, what they would suggest to this generation of transracial adoptive... more

What should you expect when you go to an infertility clinic? How can you make the most of each visit? Join our panel of head nurses at three of the leading infertility clinics in the US. Infertility nurses are, in my not so humble opinion, the... more

Endometriosis affects at least 6 million women in the US and Canada and millions more throughout the world. It’s the number one cause of pelvic pain and can affect many aspects of a woman’s health and her fertility. Our guest will be Dr.... more