Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, adoption therapist, and former director of The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services; and Pat Irwin Johnson, author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families.


+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • How do you know when to move from infertility treatment to adoption is harder now because of the increasing options with treatment?
  • How do you know when to stop?
  • What are the advantages of a psychological pregnancy for adoptive parents?
  • How adoptive parenting differs from parenting by birth?
  • Is there a difference between Plan B and settling for second best?
  • Why should adoptive parents have to prove themselves by being studies/evaluated when biological parents do not?
  • What are the losses associated with infertility.
  • How do you come to terms with these losses?
  • How the losses of infertility can affect parenting.
  • Why are the losses of infertility hard for others to understand?
  • Are adopted children more prone to problems?
  • Should you continue in fertility treatment at the same time you apply to adopt?
  • What should you consider before going back into fertility treatment for a second child after having adopted your first child?


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Show originally aired in 2012.

21/09/2016 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2016 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments

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