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  • 01:04

    Making Sure Your Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation & Surrogacy is Legal

    in Parents

    Egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy can be a legal landmine. Each state has different laws and a mistake can have serious consequences. How to make sure your third party reproduction in legal and all parties are protected.

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stephanie Caballero and Catherine Tucker, both reproductive law attorneys covering egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation.

    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

    Organ Donation and Transplants in 2015

    in Entertainment

    We had a few technical difficulties getting this episode aired, but the nonetheless here it is!  Join us as we talk about the newest developments in organ donation transplants.  Organ donation is a personal decision and you should always be well informed about it before making a decision to become an organ donor or donating a loved one's organs.  As always Silk'E Milk and Smoove will offer their colorful perspective on this topic.  So sit back and put your feet up as we inform and entertain you right here on Tigress Corner Talk Radio.

    ~Tigress Queen

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

  • 00:41

    Margie Lopez Read, Donation art rebroadcast

    in Podcasting

    Margie Lopez Read, Donation art  rebroadcast


    Margie Lopez Read, artist and donating all the proceeds of her art

    Margie Lopez Read paintings, and or prints of paintings are traded for a check made out to a worthwhile organization that the buyer and Margie agree upon.

    I had the sheer joy to be part of the original show that Armando Sanchez did on his network I learned so much that I had to invite onto to my show.

    I found the idea of doing incredible artwork and then donating the purchase price back to non-profit, to be incredibly intriguing

    I did a bit of research on her web site www.margies-art.com and Facebook:  Donation Art, and discovering such art work as, Rosa-Big Sweetness and Sutter Buttes (both I could feel connection to) makes me believe this will be a great show and I really look forward to it

    "Art is life and not worth much unless it helps make the world just a little bit better in one way or another."
    Art has been important to Margie her whole life, influenced in large part by her grandmother Margie Cooper, who was an accomplished painter.  
    She states, "All of that is fun, but I want my art to do more. You see, I believe that art is at its best when it teaches, records a memory, tells a story, or provokes thought.  It is better still if it can be used to raise funds for worthwhile non-profit programs that improve the condition of our world." and” Please feel good about what you have done to make the world a better place and have joyous and peaceful times during this holiday season."

    Thanks to Armando Sanchez whose description I copied and who is also sponsoring this show along with Sedano media group 

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

  • 01:00

    Organ Donation and Transplantation

    in Health

    Every ten minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. More than 120,000 men, women and children currently need lifesaving organ transplants. The United Network for Organ Sharing also reports that an average of 18 people die each day from a lack of available organs for transplant. Jessica Pearlman and Anthony Pugliese know what it’s like to be on that waiting list. They also know what it’s like to finally receive an organ that allows them to live another day. Emily Wiebke, Kathy Keller and Eileen Pearlman will share with us what it’s like to be the mother of a heart transplant recipient. With 90% of Americans saying they support donation but only 30% taking the essential steps to become a donor, this Episode focuses on answering questions about who needs organ donation, why it’s so important to donate organs and the difference organ donation can make in the lives of families.

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

  • 02:35

    Let the Holidays Begin ... Balancing the Added Stresses and Desired Joys ...

    in Self Help

    When we're kids, the holidays usually represent joy and wonder, excitement and extra activity. Not for all, but for many of us. For other less fortunate kids, the desire for those emotions is there.

    As an adult survivor of brain injury and the caregivers, while the wish we could still feel that way, the truth is, the tightrope can be very thin. Sometimes as hard we try, the positive emotions can give way to overwhelming, stressful, and depressive feelings. How can we achieve a balance, or can we?  How do we makea tricky situation more tolerable and happy for everyone? 

    Special guests with a special request will be stopping by. Wendy "Yaya", her daughter Melissa and her two sons Dillon (12) and Tyler (10). They both have a terminal illness. With surgeries and proper medical care they can be expected to live into their 20s.  After they were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and are the 2015 NE MDA Ambassadors. Their house burned down in CO. They returned to Omaha and are now both confined to wheelchairs. In the brutal climate of the midwest, a critical need has come up and we hope you can help. See www.gofundme.com/whafuw48 Or if you prefer Wells Fargo Omaha has an account set up called DillonTylerVan, which you can send a donation to. Check with your own Wells Fargo about getting the deposit made to Account number 5089869753.

    After hearing my guests, I think you'll find Thanks and Giving easier to achieve, and hopefully help in the spirit of Thanksgiving.



  • 01:02

    Should You Tell Family/Friends You Used Donor Sperm/Egg/Embryo

    in Parents

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in alternative family building.

    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. 

    Please leave us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.

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    Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/should-you-tell-familyfriends-you-used-donor-spermeggembryo/

  • Monthly Spiritual Channel with Laura Mirante

    in Spirituality

    Laura Mirante is a Spiritual Channel connecting with the higher self, the soul, the aspect of our being that is not in the physical.  We gain insight from the soul's point of view, into our human experience.

    The hopes, questions and concerns of each indidvidual listening on these Friday nights, float on a stream of consciousness as energy, collectively becoming the topic of the messages channeled.  Every month the message is different because every month different people join in to listen.  Think of it as our collective requests continually being addressed by our collective soul!

    If you enjoy and benefit from listening to the Spiritual Wisdom Laura channels please consider giving a Love Donation to help support these broadcasts.  Thank you in adavance! Make Donation

  • 00:24

    Soul Empowerment Radio: Gratitude and FREE Intuitive Guidance and Healing

    in Spirituality

    Join your host Michael Brazell as he offers you intuitive insights and practical guidance towards living a soul empowered journey.  Each episode is an invitation for you to join your soul path with greater insight, clairty and power.  

    Each episode opens with deep breathing and meditation. I'll deliver a soul guided talk and then we'll open up the lines for readings!

    To schedule an in depth session with Michael, you can contact him via his website:


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