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How are the children and parents in alternative/non-traditional families doing? Families through IVF and donor conception, as well as single moms by choice and same sex families are increasing, but how are they doing, and how are the children developing? Are these new family forms harmful to children?
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews world renowned expert on new family structures, Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England.
For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.
Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.
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More children are being conceived with donor egg, sperm, and embryo through third party reproduction and IVF. We can learn from the generation that went before who were conceived through donors in the past. What was their experience growing up? Did their parents tell them of their donor conception. Does their donor conception affect how they feel about their family? Join our panel of four adult who were conceived with the help of a donor.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
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More Creating a Family resources on telling your children about their conception can be found here.
Join us on June 26 2014 as we tap into intuitive techonology to attract, engage and retain donors - even on a large scale. Greg Warner of MarketSmart will share with us how you can actually quantify donor interest and guide them through a series of messages tailored specifically to their interests. This type of intimate fundraising can happen even if you never meet with them face to face. Philanthropy for everybody, on their own terms. We invite you to come listen and learn about the new wave in donor cultivation for nonprofit organizations- stewarding before they give you a gift.
As lesbians, the way we conceive, typically, is through donor conception, and donor conception is whole new paradigm for most of us. There are many intricacies, details and lots of new information to learn. How do sperm banks work? How selective are they with the guys that may be the future biological father of your child? What kind of background study do they do on these guys? How extensively do they test for disease or genetic conditions? How many biological siblings might your child have out in the world? How do they handle future contact with the donor? How do you talk to your child about donor conception? What are the chances your child is going to want to contact their donor? Alice Ruby, executive director The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC) is on the show to answer these questions and more. TSBC was the first sperm bank in the country to serve lesbians and other unmarried women. As the only non-profit sperm bank in the country, TSBC does immense amounts of research the outcomes and implications of donor conception for parents, donor-conceived individuals, and donors. TSBC offers tons of resources on their site for lesbian parents looking to conceive. Find out why TSBC may be a great option for your choice in sperm banks.
Find out more about The Sperm Bank of California at https://www.thespermbankofca.org/.
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"You have the power to donate life. “ – Author Suzanne Ruff
Listen in as Suzanne Ruff joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Program to discuss the transforming power of love.
Suzanne Ruff is a living kidney donor and the author of the inspiring, award-winning book, “The Reluctant Donor,” Suzanne is also a freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books – “Grieving and Recovery” and the Chicken Soup for the Soul Harvard Medical School series: “Say Hello to a Better Body.”
Suzanne is on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Kidney Patients, serves on the Executive Committee of the Living Donor Council of the National Kidney Foundation and volunteers with the PKD Foundation. She works tirelessly to tell others how organ donation has saved her family because of a genetic disease. Today, as one of the nation’s greatest advocates for organ transplant, Suzanne is a sought-after speaker across the country.
Suzanne and her sister were featured in a Chicago newspaper in a multi-part story and she has appeared on Fox News Minneapolis, Good Morning San Antonio and NBC in Chicago. Visit her website atwww.suzanneruff.com
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An interview with: Suzanne Ruff Suzanne Ruff's family was afflicted with PKD ( Polycystic KidneyDisease). Suzanne was the only one not affected by it. Her mother and two sisters, as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins have all needed kidney transplants to save their lives. When the bell rang with the call for her to donate her kidney to her sister, she became "The Reluctant Donor" . This happens to be the name of her book which chronicles her thoughts, feelings, emotions during this life-altering chapter of her life. PKD is the most common genetic disease - 12.5 million people worldwide have PKD; over half a million Americans suffer from it. As of the latest count, over 90,000 are waiting for a kidney transplant. Listen and be inspired by Suzanne's story. Perhaps, in the not too distant future, this could alter your life and someone else's.
Josh Morrison is a co-founder and Executive Director of Waitlist Zero a non-profit founded by kidney donors, whose mission is to expand support for living kidney donations.
Josh donated a kidney to a stranger in December 2011. He will explain his reason for his donation along with the process and recovery after the gift of his kidney. He and his group are bringing awareness to the lack of funds available to assist in the living donor transplant process.
He was a life sciences attorney at Ropes & Gray, a law firm in Boston, He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Couple Angie and Jackie are documenting their conception and pregnancy journey on a new podcast, The Baby Mamas Podcast. Tune in to find out how it's going and what it's like to share all your intimate details with the world.
Find them on iTunes or listen here: http://thebabymamas.podbean.com/.
Most people do not realize the importance of organ donation until it's too late or if they need one. Tune in as Mr. Yancey and Tracie P. talk with Zanon Miller is dialysis patient and could benefit from a organ donation. Then tune in as Ms. Freddie, the newest addition to the Who Has the Powe Radio Network, talks about the importance of voting. You can call in with your questions and comments at (914)338-0665. You can also watch Mr. Yancey and Ms. Freddie live in the studio on UStream at http://ustre.am/1egXd .
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He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success. PAGE 2 GUEST EXPERT: Steven L. Meyers, Ph.D., is Vice President of the Center for Personalized Philanthropy at the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science. Steve is a primary developer of personalized philanthropy, based on his mantra of “the right gift, for the right purpose, for the right donor.” Steve’s innovative donor-focused gift designs, especially a series of arrangements he calls “killer apps,” combine the full spectrum of current and future gifts so that donors can create a lasting legacy where impact and recognition are able to start up right away. His book, Personalized Philanthropy: Crash the Fundraising Matrix, is available from the publisher at Charity Channel or Amazon. You can find Steve’s experimental blog at personalizedphilanthropy.com
Author Stu Strumwasser takes us inside the many places that Jack frequents as we learn how deals are made, find out how he prospers as an organ broker, where you get illegal organs and the way the process works in a business that is lucrative and is going on today. Developing a network that would take him all over the world, finding hospitals and buyers where the procedure would be done safely. Jack’s rationale is that he’s helping people but at a large profit. Imagine having to wait years for a kidney when paying for one would get you what you need faster. Why wait and place yourself on a long list where you might never get what you need in time? Learn more when you hear the interview and the discussion about the black market dealing with selling organs to the highest bidders. Meet the author and join us in the chatroom. Fran Lewis
Thug politicians use the same handbook over and over receiving legalized dollars from thug CEOs, and never delivering promises made to voters. Politicians tell all who will listen the same thing they said to get elected last time, the last two times, the last 30 years. Thugs keep their paychecks and keep their pockets open to the largest bidding criminal dough donor. Politicians distribute favors using tax payers dollars for money from lobbyist. Thug politicians organize & legalize their work with CEOs, to favor ALEC against voters. These suited up thug politicians critize people & government. The masses, mostly Whites allow it. What other employers would allow such behavior? We have do nothing politicians and do nothing voters and non-voters. To get more we only need a well thought out plan, actions, and follow through. Quit hoping and wishing for the suited poitical thug who will change your life. Only you and I can change our lives by pressuring politicians thugs of not to do the jobs we hired them to do. Term limits has to enter the equation if we don't want to live in a global waste land of have nots while the haves live in lavish luxury, which they hand down to their offspring and you and I can only hand down debt and death to your offspring. Advertise your plans to your elected officials and get to work today expecting to see some results before elections begin.
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