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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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Is age just a number? Through donor egg or embryos or through adoption people in the 40s and 50s can now begin their parenting journey. My guest will be psychotherapist Helen Adrienne to discuss the the implications of age on... more

Is international adoption inherently corrupt? Does international adoption have a place in international child welfare? What countries are the most corrupt? What can adoptive parents do to avoid unethical practices in international adoption.... more

Adopting older children can be rewarding and challenging. What is considered an “older child” for adoption, and how can you tell if a particular child will be able to transition into your family. The answer may surprise you. My guest will be... more

Like it or not, money drives infertility treatment. Cost affects the what, who and where decisions. Evelina Sterling, co-author of the new book Budgeting for Infertility, literally wrote the book on what patients can do to lower the cost of... more

Miscarriage is a little understood occurrence in the medical community as well as in the general public. My guest, Jon Cohen, a biomedical reporter and writer for Science, researched what is known and unknown about repeat unexplained... more

I will interview Melissa Ford, a.k.a. the Stirrup Queen, about surviving infertility with your humor and sanity intact. Mel is the founder of the hilarious Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters website. She is the grand dame of infertility... more

Everything you wanted to know about domestic adoption, but were afraid to ask. My guest will be Elizabeth Swire Falker, author of The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption.

Donor eggs and sperm are NOT just the next step on the infertility treadmill. It is important to first think through all the issues involved before using donor gametes. My guest is Carol Jones, a therapist with 25 years experience in infertility... more

Deciding whether to accept the referral or match for a child is the biggest decision an adoptive parent has to make. We will talk with Dr. Dana Johnson, Director of the International Adoption Clinic at the University of Minnesota and Professor... more

For those who are infertile but really want to experience pregnancy, embryo adoption is an option. Join me to find out how to find embryos, how to find a doctor to transfer the embryo, how successful are embryo adoptions, what... more

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