Creating a Family https://creatingafamily.org The National Infertility & Adoption Education Organization Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:03:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://creatingafamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/cropped-logo-50x50.png Creating a Family https://creatingafamily.org 32 32 Domestic Infant Adoption: How to Adopt a Baby https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/domestic-infant-adoption-adopt-baby/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/domestic-infant-adoption-adopt-baby/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:19:24 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52547 Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Elizabeth Falker, an adoption attorney, author of “The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Adoption”, and an adoptive mom

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Top Ten Tips for Telling Children About Donor Egg, Sperm, and Embryo https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/top-ten-tips-for-telling-children-about-donor-egg-sperm-and-embryo/ https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/top-ten-tips-for-telling-children-about-donor-egg-sperm-and-embryo/#comments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:59:40 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/top-ten-tips-for-telling-children-about-donor-egg-sperm-and-embryo/ Most parents know that they should tell their children about conception through donor sperm, egg, or embryo, but often tell us that they don’t know where to begin. We share our top ten tips for telling children about third-party reproduction. Children conceived by third-party reproduction (donor sperm, donor egg, or donor embryo) deserve to know. Read more...

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The Adoption Home Study: Preparing and Surviving https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-home-study-2/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-home-study-2/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:04:04 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52445 When you first start thinking about adoption most people face a mixture of emotions–excitement, confusion, and fear. And one of the most fearful parts of adoption is the adoption home study. One of the best antidotes for fear is information, so we asked our friends at Children’s Connection to explain the adoption home study process. Read more...

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Breaking News: Ethiopia Bans Intercountry Adoption https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/breaking-news-ethiopia-bans-intercountry-adoption/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/breaking-news-ethiopia-bans-intercountry-adoption/#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:36:28 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52345 We have received this urgent, breaking news memorandum from the Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues: The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa has confirmed the Ethiopian Parliament passed new legislation banning adoptions by foreigners on January 9, 2018. At this time we do not have new information about how the Ethiopian government will process Read more...

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Adoption Tax Credit 2017 https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2017-3/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-tax-credit-2017-3/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:20:10 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52293 What do you need to know to file for the Adoption Tax Credit in April 2018 for your 2017 taxes? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Read more...

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7 Truths of Infertility That You Should Know at the Beginning https://creatingafamily.org/blog/7-truths-infertility/ https://creatingafamily.org/blog/7-truths-infertility/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:00:58 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52186 No two ways about it, infertility sucks. Each of us who have walked this road has our own hard-earned truths that we have learned. What makes infertility ever so slightly more bearable is that you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control: 12.1% of women aged 15-44 are infertile 7.3 million women aged Read more...

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When Black Parents Adopt White Children…It’s Complicated https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/black-parents-adopt-white-children/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/black-parents-adopt-white-children/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:53:22 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52181 Transracial adoptions are becoming increasingly common in the US, but not when transracial means black parents adopting white children. When most of us think of transracial adoption we think of white families adopting children of color. But in fact, transracial adoptions can “go both ways”—black families can and do adopt children of different races, and they Read more...

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Can Yoga, Acupuncture and Nutrition Make You More Fertile? https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/can-yoga-acupuncture-nutrition-make-fertile/ https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/can-yoga-acupuncture-nutrition-make-fertile/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:31:32 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=52035   Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Beth Heller, a yoga teacher, a nutritionist, co-founder of Pulling Down the Moon Integrative Care for Infertility, and co-author of the book Fully Fertile.   Subscribe to Creating a Family Radio: Subscribe, rate, and review Read more...

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Who Are Birth Mothers in Adoption? https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/birth-mothers-3579/ https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/birth-mothers-3579/#comments Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:58:10 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/birth-mothers-3579/ The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent–birth mothers and birth fathers who made the decision to place their child for adoption. (“Adoption Triad” is adoptionese for the group of people connected through adoption—the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents).  Let me stop for a minute to Read more...

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Fear of Getting Your Hopes Up with Infertility Treatment https://creatingafamily.org/blog/fear-getting-hopes-infertility-treatment/ https://creatingafamily.org/blog/fear-getting-hopes-infertility-treatment/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:10:27 +0000 https://creatingafamily.org/?p=51943 Infertility requires us to walk the razor-thin edge between hope and fear of disappointment (sometimes bordering on despair). Sometimes the fear of getting our hopes up with infertility treatment threatens to overcome us. We received the following question in our Creating a Family Facebook Support Group. We are going to go through ivf with adopted Read more...

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