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  • 01:00

    Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Family

    in Health

    Overcoming Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Extended Family. This was a topic suggested by our audience. There are few, if any, resources available to help infertility patients navigate who to tell about using third party reproduction. Our guest is Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in infertiliy who has worked at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey for 8 years and has a private practice in Montclair, NJ. donor egg, egg donation, donor sperm, sperm donation, donor embryo, embryo donation, embryo adoption, infertility treatment, fertility treatment, third party reproduction,
    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor egg, sperm, and embryos can be found here.  

  • 00:14

    Kansas Sperm Donor Ordered to Pay Child Support

    in Legal

    Kirk Stange talks about the recent Kansas case where a sperm donor is ordered to pay child support.  This is based on article on www.stangelawfirm.com titled: Kansas Court Ruling: Sperm donor ordered to pay child support.


    With offices in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson County, Franklin County in Missouri and St. Clair County and Madison County in Illinois, you can contact Stange Law Firm and their St. Louis Family Law Attorneys online or at 314-963-4700.

  • 01:02

    Glitz And Glamour - Should Stealing Sperm Be A Crime?

    in Radio

    Model Angela, Desi, and Houston ReRe go in with weekly gossip, caller feedback, and more! Also call-in to discuss this week's topic at 347-202-0389.

    Featured Topic: "Should Stealing Sperm Be A Crime?"

    Have A Topic You Want The Team To Talk About? Contact Them At: https://www.facebook.com/GlitzAndGlamourRadio

  • 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. 


    Show Highlights


    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.

  • 00:50

    #40: Everything You Wanted to Know about Donor Conception with Alice Ruby

    in Moms and Family

    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/.


    Find LezBeMommies Radio online at http://www.lezbemommies.com/.  Follow me on Twitter @LezBeMomsRadio.


     

  • 01:00

    Sperm Donor Fathers 74 Children

    in Lifestyle

    Former sprem donor "Ben" has been selling his sperm for most of his time in law school. He says he was paid up to $900 per month.  He is now engaged to be married and is trying to meet the 70 plus children he has convieved.  Could you marry a man that use to be a sperm donor, especially if he wanted to meet all of his children? If you were a child convieved this way would you want to meet a man that didnt concieve you out of love but because he wanted to make easy money?

  • 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.


    Show highlights

  • 01:36

    The Flip Side: Fatherhood Rights & Responsibilities

    in Relationships

    WAKE UP WEDNESDAY!!!! Are you a man suffering through the legal system just to spend time with your children? Do you ever feel that your rights as a father are being violated? Or are you a man who does the bare minimum and almost never engages with your child/children? Whatever the case we're talking about Fatherhood; the right to be a father who does for his children and who understands his role and responsibilities as being more than just a sperm donor or an ATM. We will hear from fathers about the struggle to have a relationship with the mother of the child, let alone the child. Join us today on Life, Love, No Chaser! Call in at: 347-637-3718. Press 1 to vent or weigh-in. blogtalkradio.com/lifelovenochaser

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

  • 01:09

    Panel of Donor Conceived Adults

    in Parents

    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:
     
    Blog summary of the show
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on telling your children about their conception can be found here.

  • 01:02

    How to Talk with Kids about Donor Egg, Sperm, and Embryo

    in Parents

    How in the world do you explain something so complex as conception from donor egg, sperm or embryo to a child. When should you tell? How much detail is necessary? What words can you use?  Our guest to talk about the nitty gritty of telling is Patricia Mendell, therapist in NYC specializing in infertility and founding member of The American Fertility Association  and Currently Co-Chair of its Board of Directors. She is a member of the Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, embryo adoption, talking with children about conception, talking with children about sex and human reproduction