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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

Join our guest Bert Ballard, an adult adoptee and editor of the collection of essays written by adopted teens and adults, Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be? to talk about what adopted teens wish their parents knew.

Children conceived from artificial insemination are growing up. How are they doing and what can parents do to help. Join our guests Anne Catherine Hundhausen, director of the documentary Single Choice: Many Lives; and Dr. Joanna Scheib,... more

What has happened to the children of Haiti in the six months since the earthquake. Are Haitian adoptions being processed? Will Haiti allow international adoptions? What can we do to help the children and orphans of Haiti?

Adoption scams can happen with Domestic Infant Adoption. Today we will talk about How to recognize and avoid an adoption scam or being tricked in domestic adoptions. Our guests will be Brenda Horrocks, an adoptive mom and adoption... more

Infertility affects both males and females. Our guests to talk about male fertility for those trying to conceive will be Dr. Ash Kshirsagar , a urologist with fellowship training in Male Infertility & Andrology. He practices in Fairfax Virginia where he... more

Prospective adoptive parents must prepare a profile of themselves to be submitted to expectant mothers who are considering making an adoption plan for their child. What should you include, what should you leave out, how to present?... more

Do you ever wonder what your children's unspoken thoughts or feelings are about being the only Chinese, Korean, Guatemalan, or Vietnamese in the family or at school? What fantasies do they have about their birth parents? What is their... more

What factors should you consider when choosing a surrogate? How does this decision differ from decisions with other forms of assisted reproductive technology? Our guests will be Jamie Williams, Surrogacy Case Manager for... more

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