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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.


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    More Creating a Family resources on egg and sperm donation can be found here.

  • 00:09

    Adoption Focus - "Having Faith" a conversation with Angela, an Adoptive Mom.

    in Family

    Angela and her husband were a waiting Adoption Associates Adoptive Family who were excited to build their family through adoption. Listen as she shares their  heartfelt story, which spans fours years. During which time they experienced disappointment, loss and eventually parenthood. Faith in knowing their child would come kept them going, and today they are parents of a beautiful little girl. Their message... " Never stop believing..."

  • 00:43

    Adoption Focus: "Having Faith" a conversation with Angela, an Adoptive Mom.

    in Family

    Listen as Angela shares her family's adoptive journey which over the course of 4 years is filled with multiple losses and disappointments. During this time Angela and her husband Jim always had FAITH their child would find them. In 2014 this Adoption Associates family became complete when they received  a child through "Safe Delivery" , which is part of The Michigan Safe Delivery of Newborns Act.  Their story is inspirational and heart warming, as is their message " to never give up " .

  • 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. 


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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.


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    More Creating a Family resources on embryo donation can be found here.

  • 00:31

    Jeffrey Togman- We're Not Blood

    in Family

    Jeffrey Togman is an Adoptee, American filmmaker and political scientist who teaches at Seton Hall University.  His latest film, We're Not Blood, follows his own search for his birth parents, and had its world premiere at the San Francisco Documentary Festival.


     

  • 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. 


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    More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.

  • 01:01

    Romans 8 Redemption of the Body and the Adoption as Sons

    in Religion

    Join us for today's broadcast for a discussion of Romans 8, the redemption of the body and the adoption. Romans 8 is a pivotal chapter in the discussion of the resurrection and has some very important insights that involves the adoption. What is the adoption, who's being adopted and why, and when? 


    Our goal is to seek out the meaning from a Biblical perspective, using the Scripture to interpret Scripture. Several texts provide information to be considered from Romans 8 and 9, and also the third and fourth chapters of Galatians. 


    While many believe the redemption of the body is all about man's biologial substance, Paul argues from a different point of view focusing on the stance or relationship of man. This is very evident from both Romans and Galatians. 


    We will also be addressing the already but not yet to explain why there is tension between what is, and what isn't from the historical perspective of the text. 

    Visit DonKPreston.com and AllThingsFulfilled.com for more studies on eschatology and related themes.

  • 01:01

    Ecstatic Yoni ~ The "New" Yoni Egg Lifestyle!

    in Spirituality

    Join Rev. Goddess and one of her Crystal Diva Sisters for a fruitful, joyful and exploritive explicit conversation about you and your Yoni Egg Relationship! The Lovely and Beautiful Lisa R Charles, A Spiritual Midwife, Sensual Healer and Advocate for Freedom will assit in this conversation to help all women learn the power off their yoni and the importance of how to live with the "New" Yoni egg lifestyle. So many questions women have with how to insert, play and develop and heal their yonis! And, now how to become even more spiritually attuned to all life energy with your yoni egg! Don't miss this night of ecstatic connection as these two sensual crystal Diva Sisters share their yoni expertise, trials, mishaps and erotic growth and mystal wisdom! Call in to get your questions answered and learn to live the "New" Yoni Egg lifestyle! 

  • 00:28

    " Having a Positive Experience" Tammy Stevens, Doula and Director

    in Family

    Learn more about having a positive birth experience and birth plan during adoption.Tammy Stevens, is the Executive Director and Labor of Love and  a Doula who is passionate about supporting moms and families. Listen as she shares her experiences and all the options available for support. Definately one to tune in on!

  • 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. 


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