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Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care

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Creating a Family is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit. We interview leading experts on infertility, adoption, and foster care each week to bring you unbiased accurate information. In adoption, we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility, we cover the latest advances in in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, infertility medications, emotional issues, egg or sperm donation, surrogacy, how to choose a fertility clinic and more. In foster care, we cover how to become a foster parent, parenting children who have experienced trauma, foster subsidies, and more. For more great resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

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Creating a Family is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit. We interview leading experts on infertility, adoption, and foster care each week to bring you unbiased accurate information. In adoption, we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility, we cover the latest advances in in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, infertility medications, emotional issues, egg or sperm donation, surrogacy, how to choose a fertility clinic and more. In foster care, we cover how to become a foster parent, parenting children who have experienced trauma, foster subsidies, and more. For more great resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

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Interesting info, poor audio

By Lizzy A Lindsey - Aug 18 2019
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The audio quality is really poor (sounds like a long distance call) which is unfortunate since the podcast itself has great information and content with interesting guests. Also needs some editing and polish to be really listenable. Pls coach your guests not to talk so close to the phone/microphone prior to recording it makes the audio that much worse. I hate writing negative things which is why I only took off one star and I like the host and content.

Audio needs improving

By mevgil - May 05 2019
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Great content and expert advice. However the audio quality is poor.

iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
146
7
4
1
3

Interesting info, poor audio

By Lizzy A Lindsey - Aug 18 2019
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The audio quality is really poor (sounds like a long distance call) which is unfortunate since the podcast itself has great information and content with interesting guests. Also needs some editing and polish to be really listenable. Pls coach your guests not to talk so close to the phone/microphone prior to recording it makes the audio that much worse. I hate writing negative things which is why I only took off one star and I like the host and content.

Audio needs improving

By mevgil - May 05 2019
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Great content and expert advice. However the audio quality is poor.

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Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility, Adoption & Foster Care

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Creating a Family is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit. We interview leading experts on infertility, adoption, and foster care each week to bring you unbiased accurate information. In adoption, we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility, we cover the latest advances in in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, infertility medications, emotional issues, egg or sperm donation, surrogacy, how to choose a fertility clinic and more. In foster care, we cover how to become a foster parent, parenting children who have experienced trauma, foster subsidies, and more. For more great resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

Dr. Karyn Purvis- Raising and Healing Abused & Neglected Kids

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Children adopted from foster care or from abroad have often experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. These children require a different form of parenting.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family, and the founder and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development. She is a passionate advocate for children from “hard places.” 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.  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. Click to Tweet Share on Facebook Show Highlights  

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Sep 23 2015

1hr 6mins

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Becoming a Foster Parent: What You Really Need to Know

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Irene Clements who has been a foster parent for over 27 years, fostered 127 kids, adopted 4 and is the Executive Director of the National Foster Parent Association. 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. Thanks. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/becoming-foster-parent-really-need-know/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/a4umq Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/becoming-foster-parent-really-need-know/

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Jan 24 2018

1hr 20mins

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Dr. Karyn Purvis: Raising Children from Foster Care or Orphanages

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Raising children who have been abused or neglected is different from raising children who have not experienced trauma. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child and Director of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, about how abuse, neglect and institutionalization affects children in the short term and long term, and what parenting techniques work for these children from hard places. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on attachment can be found here.

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May 07 2014

1hr 6mins

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Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Amanda Purvis, a training specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, about the practical applications of Trauma-Informed Parenting and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). 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. Thanks.  Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/ Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=New%20Creating%20a%20Family%20show%3A%20Trauma-Informed%20Parenting%3A%20Practical%20Applications%20of%20TBRI%20%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/

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Nov 14 2018

1hr 7mins

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What Birth Moms Want Adoptive Parents to Know

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A panel of birth mothers talking about adoption from their perspective and answering questions from adoptive parents. What is it like to place a child for adoption? What influenced their decision to choose one couple over another? What can adoptive parents do to make the hospital time post birth a little easier? What type of recognition on Mother’s Day feels best? And much more. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit talks with a panel of four birth mothers about adoption.

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May 31 2019

1hr

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Inside Transracial Adoption: Talking About Race

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Transracial Adoptions (Interracial Adoption) are becoming more common. Adoptive parents must talk with their children abour race, but that is often a hard conversation to have. When to start, what to say, and how to prepare them for racism without scaring them. Our guests to talk about talking with transracially adopted children about race are Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption; and Natasha Sky, a multiracial woman and mother of four multiracial children, and founder of MultiracialSky: Resources for Multiracial Families.  adopting a black baby, adopt a black child, adopting from Ethiopia, adopt from Kenya, Adopt from Liberia, adopt from Congo, adopt from Uganda, foster care adoption, adopt from Africa, international adoption Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.

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Nov 05 2013

1hr 2mins

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Interracial Adoptive Parenting: White Parents with Brown Kids

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Transracial adoption is becoming increasingly popular in the US. There are issues unique to parenting a child of a different race. Our guest is Dr. Marlene Fine. She is a Professor Emerita from Simmons College in Boston MA specializing in issues related to race, racial identity, and interracial communication, and the co-author with her spouse, Fern Johnson, of The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family Across Race.  She is the white adoptive mother of two African American sons, both adopted as infants and now ages 24 and 25.  She is also a facilitator with the YW Boston Community Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on interracial adoptive parenting can be found here.

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Jan 07 2015

1hr 7mins

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Open Adoption: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lori Holden, author of the new book The Open-Hearted Way to open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole. open adoption, domestic adoption, adopting a child, adopting in the US, adopting a baby, birth mother, birthmother   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on open adoption can be found here.

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Apr 17 2013

1hr 3mins

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Talking with Young Children About Adoption & Birth Parents

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW, & Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar and Family Services in LA, as well as Chantilly Wijayasinha MSW, MPH, and an adoption specialist at Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar. 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. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/rH8NT Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/talking-with-young-children-about-adoption-and-birth-parents/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/talking-with-young-children-about-adoption-and-birth-parents/

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May 02 2018

1hr 8mins

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Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sherrie Eldridge, adoptee and author of the books, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed and Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. 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

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Jun 19 2015

1hr 4mins

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Should You Become a Mom at 40? 45? Options & Reality of Older Motherhood

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of women who became moms over the age of 40 and 45 talking about how they made the decision, how they built their family, and what it is like to be an older mom. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/r9EDK Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/should-you-become-a-mom-at-40-45-options-reality-of-older-motherhood/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/should-you-become-a-mom-at-40-45-options-reality-of-older-motherhood/

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Aug 10 2018

1hr 6mins

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Myths about Having an Only Child

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Should you have only one child? Is it fair to your child? Is it fair to you? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One. Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on family size and type can be found here.

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Feb 05 2014

1hr 3mins

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Relationships with Birth Parents Who Are Addicted

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Kate Cleary, Executive Director of Consortium for Kids. She is a social worker, an adult adoptee whose mother was addicted, and has has helped negotiate over 40,000 post-adoption openness agreements between kids transitioning out of foster care.  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. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/c35oz Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/relationships-with-birth-parents-who-are-addicted/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/relationships-with-birth-parents-who-are-addicted/

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Jul 06 2018

1hr 11mins

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Foods and Diet That Can Increase Your Fertility

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Can diet affect your fertility? What foods will increase your fertility or increase your chances of conceiving with infertility treatments, such as IVF? Can adding or avoiding specific foods increase the odds that you will conceive with or without infertility treatment or in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Jeffrey Russell, Director of the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and a leading researcher on the impact of diet on fertility and fertility treatment.

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Feb 17 2015

1hr 2mins

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Nature vs. Nurture in Adoption

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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sally Ann Rhea, the study coordinator for the Colorado Adoption Project, and Dr. Alexandra Burt, Associate Professor of behavioral genetics with affiliation with the Michigan State University Twin Registry. 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. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=This%20week's%20show%3A%20Nature%20vs.%20Nurture%20in%20Adoption%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/nature-vs-nurture-in-adoption/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/nature-vs-nurture-in-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/adoption-radio-shows/nature-vs-nurture-in-adoption/

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Jan 29 2019

59mins

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Transitioning Home as a Newly Adoptive Family: Things to Prepare For

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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karen Foli, Director of the PhD in Nursing Program at Purdue University School of Nursing, a leading researcher in the post adoption transition, and co-author of “Post Adoption Blues”. Her new book “Nursing Care of Adoption and Kinship Families” received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2018 Award for Media. 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. Thanks. Click to Tweet: https://twitter.com/home?status=Transitioning%20Home%20https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-home-as-a-newly-adoptive-family-things-to-prepare-for/ Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-home-as-a-newly-adoptive-family-things-to-prepare-for/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-home-as-a-newly-adoptive-family-things-to-prepare-for/

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Dec 05 2018

1hr 5mins

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Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption

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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. 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. 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. Thanks. Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/ai90U Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-fertility-treatment-adoption/ Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/transitioning-fertility-treatment-adoption/

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Sep 20 2016

1hr 4mins

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Coming to Terms with Infertility Grief Before You Adopt

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Many people decide to adopt after they have been unsuccessful with infertility treatment. Infertility involves many losses and grief is a natural and common feeling, but it is important to come to terms with this grief before you adopt. We talk with Carole Lieber Wilkins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in adoption, infertility, and third party reproduction. She is also a mom through adoption and egg donation.

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Oct 25 2019

50mins

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

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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.  

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Oct 23 2013

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Adoption 101: Everything You Need to Know at the Beginning

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What do you need to know when you first start thinking about adoption. Where do you begin? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Jim Thompson, a South Carolina attorney, with offices in Spartanburg and Charleston. He has worked in the field of adoption and assisted reproductive law for 25 years. Leanne Carnes, Chief Operating Officer at Children's Connection Inc., an adoption and child welfare agency with offices throughout Texas. Kara Eusebio, Associate Director of Outreach with Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children in New York City.   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.

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Sep 24 2014

1hr 6mins

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Basic Baby Care for Newly Adopted Babies

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What new adoptive parents need to know about eating, sleeping, and pooping with a newborn. We talk with Dr. Scott Cohen, pediatrician with Beverly Hill Pediatrics and author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year.

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Dec 06 2019

52mins

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Health, Emotional, and Developmental Issues Common to Children Adopted Internationally

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What are the health, emotional, and developmental issues common to children adopted from abroad. What should parents and professionals consider before adopting internationally. Our guest expert is Dr. Dana Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics and one of the founders of the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota. He is the parent of two birth daughters and an adopted son from India.

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Nov 29 2019

1hr 3mins

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Introduction to Prenatal Exposure for Those Considering Adoption

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Should you adopt a child who has been exposed prenatally to alcohol or drugs? What are the short and long term impact of drinking during pregnancy or use of methamphetamines, opioids, Methadone, Suboxone, marijuana, and tobacco (cigarettes or vaping)? We talk with Dr. Julia Bledsoe, a board certified pediatrician specializing in adoption and prenatal exposure. She is a professor at the Univ. of Washington in General Pediatrics, and also the faculty pediatrician at the UW FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) Clinic, the longest standing FAS center in the US. She is also an adoptive parent.

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Nov 22 2019

47mins

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What You Need to Know About Open Adoption

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What do you need to understand about openness in adoption when you are first considering adopting. What is it and what is it not. We talk with Lori Holden, author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption, blogger, and adoptive mom.

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Nov 15 2019

50mins

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A Panel of Birth Moms Talk about Adoption

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What is the adoption experience for birth mothers and what do they think of some of the controversies in adoption, such as pre-birth matching, adoptive parents at the hospital, adoptive mother breastfeeding, etc. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit talks with a panel of birth moms about their adoption experience.

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Nov 08 2019

54mins

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Transitioning from Foster Care to Adoption

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Parents may assume that the transition from foster care to adoption will be smooth and welcome, but that is not always the case. What should parents expect and how can they help their child with this transition? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit talks with Jayne Schooler, author of numerous books related to adoption including; Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families. Jayne has been involved in the training and education of adoption and foster care professionals and families for over twenty years.

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Nov 01 2019

40mins

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Coming to Terms with Infertility Grief Before You Adopt

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Many people decide to adopt after they have been unsuccessful with infertility treatment. Infertility involves many losses and grief is a natural and common feeling, but it is important to come to terms with this grief before you adopt. We talk with Carole Lieber Wilkins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in adoption, infertility, and third party reproduction. She is also a mom through adoption and egg donation.

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Oct 25 2019

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Should You Consider Adopting a Child of a Different Race or Ethnicity

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Are you the right family to consider transracial adoption? How do you know if you could successfully raise a child of a different race? We talk with Dr. Gina Samuels, a Professor at University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, affiliated with the Center of Race, Politics, and Culture, and a long time researcher on transracial adoption, and an adult transracial adoptee. 

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Oct 18 2019

1hr 6mins

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Understanding and Preventing Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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What causes miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. What is the best treatment and what are the controversies in the diagnosing and treating of miscarriage. We talked with Dr. Lora Shahine, RE and Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Program at Pacific NW Fertility and clinical faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle, and author of the book "Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss."

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Oct 11 2019

55mins

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Foster Care Adoption 101

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How do you adopt from foster care? What is the process, what is required, and how to begin? We talk with Kim Phagan-Hansel, managing editor of "The Chronicle of Social Change" and the editor of "Fostering Families Today." Kim is also the editor of two books, The Foster Parenting Toolbox and The Kinship Parenting Toolbox.

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Oct 04 2019

49mins

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How Nutrition and Lifestyle Impact PCOS

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How do nutrition and lifestyle impact Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? What can patients do to improve their symptoms and fertility? We talk with Angela Grassi, MS in Nutrition and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and founder of The PCOS Nutrition Center where she provides evidence-based nutrition information and coaching to people with PCOS. She is the author of several books on PCOS including The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health.

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Sep 27 2019

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Talking about Adoption at Different Ages

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How to talk with children about adoption at different ages and stages. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit talks with Mark Lacava, LCSW-R, the Executive Vice President of the Pre and Post Adoption Services Department at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children.

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Sep 20 2019

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Coping with the Stress of Infertility

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What are some of the stresses of infertility and how can patients and couples cope. Why is the grief of infertility unique? We talk with two therapists who specialize in reproductive medicine: Bette Galen and Joey Miller.

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Sep 13 2019

1hr

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Introduction to Domestic Infant Adoption

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What do you need to know if you are considering adopting a baby in the US? What is the process, how long does it take, how much does it cost, and what decisions do adoptive parents have to make? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit talks with Erin Patterson, Director of Adoption for Upbring Adoption; and Jill Davies, Executive Co-Director for Caring for Kids: Adoption, Foster, Care and Birth Parent Services.

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Sep 06 2019

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Intravaginal Culture: Should You Consider this "New" Fertility Treatment?

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How does intravaginal culture compare to IUI and IVF and who should consider this new fertility treatment? Our guest is Dr. John Park, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Carolina Conceptions.   

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Aug 29 2019

55mins

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Adoption Scams-How to Recognize and Prevent

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What are adoptive scams and how can adoptive parents recognize them and protect themselves. What can adoptive parents do to make sure that they are also being upfront and honest with expectant parents. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Deborah Phillips, CEO of Children’s Connection Inc and Eric Freeby, an adoption attorney with Brown Pruitt who has been practicing adoption law for over a decade.

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Aug 23 2019

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Helping Children Heal From Past Trauma and Loss

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How can we help our foster or adopted children heal from past trauma or loss. Our guest is Carol Lozier, a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years experience counseling children, teens and adults in the issues of trauma, and adoption and foster care. Ms. Lozier has published four books, including one of my very favorites, The Adoptive and Foster Parent Guide

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Aug 15 2019

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Open Adoption: Handling Difficult Birth Parent Situations

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Open adoption may be good for adopted children but it can present challenging situations and relationship dynamics that can be hard for kids to understand. Some difficult situations that adoptive parents may have to navigate are birth parents showing up high to meetings, not honoring their promises, differing levels of openness between multiple adopted children, or the birth parent parenting subsequent children. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Susan Yobp, Mediation Coordinator for Consortium for Children’s Permanency Planning Mediation program. They assist families in developing post adoption contact plans for children being adopted through the foster care system.

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Aug 09 2019

1hr 5mins

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Common Everyday Exposures That Can Impact Fertility and Pregnancy

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What products that we use and foods that we eat might be harming our fertility or might impact a pregnancy. What should women who are trying to get pregnant or who are pregnant avoid and what should they do? We interview Dr. Tracey Woodruff, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California San Francisco and the Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.

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Aug 01 2019

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How to Create a Compelling Adoptive Parent Profile

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How to create a successful adoptive parent profile that will appeal to expectant moms making a decision on whether to place their baby for adoption? What to include and what to avoid? What type of pictures to include and how many? What do expectant women or couples want to see? Our guest expert is Madeleine Melcher, an adoptee, an adoptive mom, and the author of How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter. She is the owner of Our Journey to You, a company dedicated to designing adoption portfolios and adoption profiles. 

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Jul 25 2019

1hr

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