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

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

What is the risk of adopting a child with FAS. What countries have the highest risk. What are the signs. My guest will be Dr. Julian Davies, one of the world’s leading experts on FASD and adoption. He holds positions as a pediatrician at... more

What to do when you want to adopt, but your hubby doesn't. What if your extended family gives you grief about your adoption plans. My guest, Dr. Marlou Russell, a psychologist specializing in adoption and family communication, and... more