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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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I will interview Dr. David Hoffman, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist about the most common myths surrounding infertility and IVF.

I will interview Dr. Cappy Rothman, founder of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and the medical director of the California Cryobank, the world's largest sperm bank, about the causes and treatment for male infertility.

I will interview Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child and Director of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, about attachment in adoption, and how to build family connections.

I will interview Sue Gainor, Chairperson for the national parental support group, Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption; Carol Nelson, Director of Intake with Christian World Adoption; and Jamie Herlich, European Programs Manage for... more

We will discuss one cause of unexplained infertility—an immunological incompatibility. I will interview Dr. Edward Winger (Immunologist)and Jane Reed (coauthor of Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?: Unexplained Infertility, Miscarriage &... more

I will interview Dr. Marcelle Cedars, director of the University of California at San Francisco Center for Reproductive Health about the symptoms, causes and treatments for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Cedars is a specialist in... more

I will interview Dr. Tony Tan, a researcher with the China Adoption Research Program at the University of South Florida, and Joshua Zhong, cofounder of Chinese Children Adoption International.

I will interview Judy Stigger, author of Conspicuous Families, and Susan Cox, adoption worker and adult Korean adoptee about the pros and cons of transracial adopting and how it affects the family.

I will interview Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of Raising Your Spirited Child, on parenting tips for raising a child who doesn’t fit the mold or is a little higher maintenance.

I will interview Tom DiFilipo, CEO of the Joint Council of International Children’s Services, and Michele Bond from the Department of State’s International Adoption section about the status of adoption in the major and minor placing countries

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