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  • 01:02

    Genetics 101 for Egg and Sperm Donation

    in Health

    What do you need to know about the genetics of a potential egg donor or sperm donor? What type of genetic testing is available both pre and post conception? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Dr. Harvey Stern, Director of Genetics and the Fetal Diagnostic Center at Genetics & IVF Institute, and Medical Director of Fairfax Cryobank and of GIVF’s Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program. He also supervises genetic screening for GIVF’s egg donors and for Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm donors.


    Dr. Lee Silver, a molecular biology professor at Princeton; author of over 200 research articles on genetics and computational modeling, as well as two of the leading academic genetic textbooks; and he is the founder and Chief Science Advisor at Genepeeks. 


    Stephanie Andriole, who is a gentics counselor at Comprehensive Genetics with a masters in Human Genetics where she advised both prenatal and preconception patients.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on egg and sperm donation can be found here.

  • 01:03

    How are Kids Conceived via Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation Doing?

    in Parents

    Concern has been expressed on how children conceived via third party reproduction, including sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation are faring. Is attachment as strong in these families. What is the nature of the parent child relationships? Host Dawn Davenport interviews renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota. 


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on third party reproduction can be found here.

  • 01:02

    Where to Find Embryos for Embryo Donation

    in Parents

    Embryo donation (also known as embryo adoption) can be confusing. One of the question we receive the most is how to find embryos that another couple has donated. Host Dawn Davenport, Exeutive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will interview Kimberly Tyson, Director of the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on embryo donation can be found here.

  • 01:07

    How to Do an Independent Private Adoption in the US

    in Parents

    It is possible to do an independent adoption without using an adoption agency. 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the top adoption attorneys that facilitate independent adoptions in the US: Steven M. Kirsh and Mark McDermott.


    Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.

  • 01:04

    Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds

    in Parents

    Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption.


    For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us.


     


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  • 00:46

    Adoptee Connection

    in Family

    Please join host Pam Dixon Kroskie on her newly structured radio show. Pam produced a successful radio show for a National Non-Profit for over three years and over 70,000 listens. Her previous guests were Michael Reagan, Patti Hawn and Daryl McDaniels from RUN DMC just to name a few. Pam also is an author herself of a children's book "Jack and Emma's Adoptee Journey"  Pam is also the President of HEAR- Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records- a non profit that has introduced legislation in Indiana- for adoptee rights.


    Pam's first guest in this series will be Sherrie Eldridge:


    A twice-reunited adoptee, Sherrie Eldridge is a straight-shooting, transparent, and compassionate author, speaker, and trainer in the field of adoption. Her books are research-based, yet woven within are poignant messages pounded out on the anvil of her own adoptee heart.


     This is what makes Eldridge unique! 


    One adoptive parent said she had a beautiful heart because she had the courage to tell him what his daughter might experience.


    Her first book, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed, is required reading by many adoption agencies and universities. She has also authored six other books. Sherrie helps readers and listeners to understand the adopted child’s perspective on adoption and how to deepen connections between parent and child.


    Sherrie has been married to Bob Eldridge for 49 years. They have 2 married daughters and six grandchildren. For more information: http://SherrieEldridge.com


     


     

  • 00:32

    You Can Heal from Abortion, Understand and Accept Adoption, and Grow from Abando

    in Self Help

    Abortion is not always what it seems! Adoption is a birth conceived soul to soul - and abandonment reveals where you turned away from Source.


    In this 3rd of 3 broadcasts for this month's FREE Conscious Living Series we take our exploration of these life-changing and defining issues the next step by using interactive tapping sequences to begin the process of healing.


    JOIN ME to bundle the baggage of your literal experience of one or all of these subjects. Take the edge off of any patterns you have developed in response to these situations which block you from creating the life you deserve.


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    Did you miss the 1st and 2nd broadcasts? Listen now as I share my thoughts and personal experiences about these issues and help you begin to neutralize the stress of your beliefs, feelings, and body responses to that which your soul may have charted?


    To listen this 1st Broadcast - click below!


    Abortion-Adoption-Abandonment? What Does Your Soul Want You To Learn?


    And follow the link below to hear the 2nd Broadcast. Be guided through the interactive tapping™ sequences to dissolve and resolve the wounds from your present as well as your past. 


    Had An Abortion? Were You Adopted, or Abandoned and still Hurt? It's Time to Heal!


    To sign up for eBlasts or to learn more about Cathryn and her programs visit her website at www.EFTForYourInnerChild.com - to schedule a FREE 15-minute Assessment call Cathryn directly at 6127107720

  • 01:02

    Genetics vs. Environment- Which Shapes Our Kids the Most

    in Parents

    What matters most in shaping who we and our children will be--their genes or their environment? 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. Danielle Posthuma, Head of Department of Complex Trait Genetics at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research at the Neuroscience Campus in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and co-investigator for a recently released study on what twin studies have shown about nature vs. nurture. 


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog May 28, 2015 at  http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


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  • 00:31

    Abortion? Adoption? Abandonment? What Does Your Soul Want You To Learn?

    in Self Help

    Abortion is not always what it seems! Adoption is a birth conceived soul to soul - and abandonment reveals where you turned away from Source.


    In this month's FREE Conscious Living Series we explore these topics as seen through the eyes of your soul. We work with deciphering what you soul may have wanted you to experience and resolve by charting such gut-wrenching challenges. Our soul speaks to us through obstacles. Our challenge is be conscious enough to translate its language so we can respond? 


    Join me today for the 1st of 3 broadcasts in which I offer fresh, empowering ways to perceive your own experiences regarding these potentially life-defining and life-altering situations.


    On May 18th at 5:30 PM CST follow the link below to hear the 2nd Broadcast. Be guided through tapping sequences - resolve the wounds of your present and past. 


    Had An Abortion? Were You Adopted, or Abandoned and Still Hurt? It's Time to Heal!


    On May 27th and 11 AM CST tune in for the 3rd broadcast. Decipher and dissolve the metaphysical links.


    You Can Heal from Abortion, Understand and Accept Adoption, and Grow from Abandonment


    To learn more visit www/EFTForYourInnerChild.com - to schedule a FREE 15-minute Assessment call Cathryn directly at 6127107720

  • 01:55

    Green Egg Radio with Taylor Ellwood And Lillith Dorsey M.A.

    in Spirituality

    The anthology bringing race to the table and the issue of racism in the pagan community. Will be tonight's subject


    Taylor Ellwood is the Managing Non-Fiction Editor of Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press. Their focus is on experimental, esoteric occult books for intermediate to advanced practitioners of magic. Taylor is also Senior Editor and Manager of Megalithica Books and has authored numerous books of which can be found at http://www.immanion-press.com/info/books.asp?authorID=6


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    Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly , filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism and The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John's "Night Tripper" Voodoo Show. She believes good ritual should be fun and innovative, and to that end she led the first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave Ritual in July 2013, complete with confused Thriller flash mob.To learn more about her religion and her realms please explore the rest of this site and visit her blog Voodoo Universe.

  • 01:02

    Modern Families-Single Moms, Same Sex, IVF, & Donor

    in Parents

    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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