Blog – Creating a Family https://creatingafamily.org The National Infertility & Adoption Education Organization Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:59:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 https://creatingafamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/cropped-logo-50x50.png Blog – Creating a Family https://creatingafamily.org 32 32 Last Chance for Being a Mom: Should There Be an Age Limit https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/chance-mom-age-limit/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/chance-mom-age-limit/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:01:39 +0000 I was speaking at a conference a while back when a woman approached me to ask about her options for becoming a mom. She was single and wanted to either adopt a newborn or very young child, or give birth through fertility treatment. She was 56 years old and said, “This is my last chance for Read more...

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International Adoption 101 https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/international-adoption-101/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/international-adoption-101/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:05:09 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51408   How to adopt internationally? What is the process for international adoption? How long does it take to adopt from abroad? How much do international adoptions cost? How to find an ethical international adoption agency? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Read more...

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“Gov. Cuomo, This Is Personal” – Veto A5036B https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/gov-cuomo-personal-veto-a5036b/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/gov-cuomo-personal-veto-a5036b/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:11:40 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51397 There is a time-sensitive, urgent call to action going out from both the Adoptee Rights Law Center and the New York State Adoptee Equality (Facebook page) organization. They need constituents to contact Governor Cuomo’s office and ask him to Veto A5036B. This bill “discriminates against adult adoptees and continues to punish them by keeping their Read more...

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Random Acts of Kindness in Infertility https://creatingafamily.org/blog/random-acts-kindness-infertility/ https://creatingafamily.org/blog/random-acts-kindness-infertility/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:32 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51353 It seems like most of the stories we hear about how others treat the infertile are the horror stories. Times when people say insensitive things, or expect the infertile to just get over it, or at the very least don’t get “it”—meaning the pain and grief that walk alongside infertility. In this season of giving Read more...

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Holiday Issues in Open Adoption: One Birth Family Gives Gifts & Another Does Not https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/holiday-issues-open-adoption/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/holiday-issues-open-adoption/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:04:50 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51347 Open adoption relationships during the holiday season can carry extra layers of complexity that may not be present during the rest of the year. In most homes, holiday excitement is running high with thoughts of gifts! and Santa! and cookies galore! The sugar rush alone is enough to make most parents curse the sugarplums under Read more...

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TIME SENSITIVE Call to Action for the Adoption Tax Credit https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/time-sensitive-call-action-adoption-tax-credit/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/time-sensitive-call-action-adoption-tax-credit/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:10:57 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51310 From a communique on Thursday, December 7th, by The ATC Working Group Executive Committee, this call to action focuses on constituents asking both representatives in the House and the Senate to protect tax benefits for employer provided adoption expenses. Thank you for your continued advocacy on the Adoption Tax Credit! With the power of your Read more...

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The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopted-black-baby-white-one-replaced/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adopted-black-baby-white-one-replaced/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:41:36 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51284 We thought this was a great article from the New York Times as part of their Race/Related Series which combines adoption and race in unexpected ways. In 1962 Chicago, a wealthy white family decides to not adopt a black baby girl who was placed with them for adoption. A few months later they adopted a Read more...

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Combining Kids by Birth and Adoption https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/combining-kids-birth-adoption/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/combining-kids-birth-adoption/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:24:46 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51274     Is it fair to the children to combine kids by both birth and adoption in the same family? Do parents tend to favor their biological child? Should parents adopt if they already have biological children? Should they conceive a child if they have adopted? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, Read more...

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Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Risk Factors & Treatment Options https://creatingafamily.org/blog/uterine-fibroids/ https://creatingafamily.org/blog/uterine-fibroids/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:47:44 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=50944 Uterine Fibroids can be very uncomfortable and are surprisingly common — affecting 20-80% of women, mostly in their 40s and 50s. It’s important to be familiar with the symptoms and treatment options to make wise choices about your reproductive health and improve your quality of life. What is a Uterine Fibroid? Am I At Risk? Uterine Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are tumors growing in the wall Read more...

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8 Tips to Manage Sensory Disorders at the Holidays https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/8-tips-manage-sensory-disorders-holidays/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/8-tips-manage-sensory-disorders-holidays/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:53:07 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=49092 “The most wonderful time of the year” is here, whether we are ready for it or not. For many of our kids from hard places, all that wonderful-ness can also represent big changes in routines, in familiar foods, with clothing, and noise. Some of those changes are enough to trigger melt-downs of epic proportions for Read more...

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Same-Sex Spouses Turn To Adoption To Protect Parental Rights https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/sex-spouses-turn-adoption-protect-parental-rights/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/sex-spouses-turn-adoption-protect-parental-rights/#respond Sat, 02 Dec 2017 20:15:01 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51143 Recently, NPR’s All Things Considered covered this interesting trend happening among same-sex couples who are married and parenting children together. The story covers the case of Meredith and Martha Holley-Miers who have two children together via anonymous sperm donor. The fact of legal parentage for Martha is established as she is the one that carried Read more...

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