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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

Are you infertile and so far haven't been successful with treatment. Are you trying to adopt, but are still waiting? The holidays can be a stressful sorrowful time for parents in waiting. I will interview Dr. Sharon Covington, psychologist specializing... more

What breakthroughs are on the horizon to treat infertility and can they help you? I will interview Dr. Joe Massey, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, about low stimulation cycles, in vitro maturation, and other developments in assisted... more

Ellen Singer, adoption therapist and educator with The Center for Adoption Support & Education, will talk about how children understand and process adoption at different stages of development and what parents can do to help... more

I will interview Peggy Orenstein, author of Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, and a Romantic Night, about her journey through infertility. Orenstein’s journey... more

I will interview an adoptive mom, Micky Duxbury, author of Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open Adoption, and a birth mom, Patricia Dischler, author of Because I Loved You: A Birthmother's View of Open... more

Adopting a newborn is possible. We will discuss how, the cost, and the differences between agency and attorney adoptions.

Legilsation in various states could affect whether infertility treatment is available or whether you can afford infertility treatment.

A panel of adults who were adopted transracially as babies will answer questions about transracial adoption from the child's perspective. The panel will consist of Asian, black and Hispanic adoptees.

Are you ready for a child but haven't found Mr. or Ms. Right? What's it really like to be a single parent, and how do you juggle it all? I will interview Jane Mattes, psychotherapist and founder of Single Mothers by Choice to explore the issues... more

Are we entering a brave new world of designer babies. We will discuss embryo screening: what it can and can’t do, who should consider it, and what advancements are on the horizon. I will interview Dr. Kathryn J. Go, Scientific &... more

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