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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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Really enjoyed this podcast until they brought politics into their conversation. Liberal agenda and bias in information, really disappointed.

Audio needs improving

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Great content and expert advice. However the audio quality is poor.

iTunes Ratings

174 Ratings
Average Ratings
154
9
5
2
4

Left wing

By megp92 - Mar 17 2020
Read more
Really enjoyed this podcast until they brought politics into their conversation. Liberal agenda and bias in information, really disappointed.

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

Rank #1: 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.

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Nov 14 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 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

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Sep 23 2015

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: 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.

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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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Rank #4: 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.

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Jan 24 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #5: 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.

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Jan 29 2019

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Eating to Improve Your Fertility

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Kathryn Flynn is the author of Cooking for Fertility and the Founder of Fertile Foods.com.  Since 2005, she has worked with men and women to improve their fertility diet and support their chances of conceiving.

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Mar 14 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: Tips for Getting Pregnant with IVF

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Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Marcy Maguire, a reproductive embryologist at Reproductive Medical Assiociates of New Jersey and professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/

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Dec 30 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Mental Health Issues with Adopted Kids

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. David Brodzinsky, Psychology Professor and Director of Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University, and author of the seminal book "Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self".

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Jun 28 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #12: 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.

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Aug 10 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: Panel of Parents Adopting Older Kids-Surviving The 1st Year

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Melissa Basham, mom to 4 boys adopted from foster care; Abigail Betancourt, mom to 2 kids adopted from foster care; Jan Egozi, mom to one child adopted internationally; and Shelley McMullen, mom to 1 child adopted internationally.

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Jul 13 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #14: Ethical Issues with Domestic Infant Adoption

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ashley Kodet and Susan Myers, District Supervisors with Adoptions from the Heart Adoption Agency.

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Jan 11 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: 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:
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More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.

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Sep 24 2014

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: Foster Parenting 101

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John DeGarmo is a leading expert in foster care and parenting.

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

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Feb 10 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: 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.

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Sep 20 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: Parenting Kids with Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

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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 adoptive moms who are raising children who were exposed in pregnancy to alcohol or drugs.

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

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Feb 24 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: When Should You Move Up the Fertility Treatment Ladder

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It's hard to know when to move up the infertility treatment ladder from Clomid, to IUI (artificial insemination), to IVF, to IVF/ICSI, to donor egg, to surrogacy. When should you move to more advanced forms of fertility treatment/assisted reproduction? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jaime Knopman, Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA of New York and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.    fertility treatments, infertility treatment, IVF treatment, in vitro fertilization, fertility clinics, IUI, artificial insemination,  vitro fertilization, invitro fertilization, egg donation, embryo donation, embryo adoption, trying to conceive, female infertility, male infertility, infertility clinic, causes of infertility, infertility causes, PCOS, endometriosis, donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy, coping with infertility treatment, Clomid, What is IVF, IVF procedure, in vitro fertilisation, IVF cost, IVF success rate, secondary infertility,   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:  Blog summary of the show  Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on fertility treatment options can be found here.

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Jul 31 2013

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Rank #20: Should You Tell Family/Friends You Used Donor Sperm/Egg/Embryo

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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

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Nov 24 2015

1hr 3mins

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Panel of Young Adult Transracial Adoptees

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What is it like to be raised by parents of a different race. What can parents do to help their transracially adopted children. We talk with 4 young adults that were transracially adopted by white parents. Katie, adopted from China as an infant. Nathan, who is biracial (black/white), adopted as a newborn in a domestic open adoption. Angie, a black Haitian American, adopted domestically. Jack, adopted as an infant from Vietnam.

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Mar 27 2020

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Attachment 101

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What do we mean by attachment and what can parents do to help their child attach. What can parents do if they are struggling with attaching to their child. We talk with Dr. Casey Call, the Assistant Director of Education at the Institute of Child Development at TCU. She is a researcher and trainer for Trust-Based Relational Intervention.

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Mar 20 2020

1hr 4mins

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What is Happening with International Adoptees and the Citizenship Crisis?

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What is happening with international adoptees not having US Citizenship. What is being done to help them. We talk with Joy Alessi, Director of the Adoptee Rights Campaign and three adult adoptees that found out once they were adults that they were not citizens.

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Mar 13 2020

1hr 4mins

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The Chinese Medicine Approach to Infertility and Intimacy

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How to use Chinese medicine to treat infertility? How to use it to support a Western medical approach to treating infertility (such as IVF and IUI). And how does infertility impact intimate relationships and what can Chinese medicine do to help maintain a healthy sex life during treatment. We talk with with Denise Wiesner, a Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist, and founder of the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Clinic and a professor in the doctoral program in Chinese Medicine, fertility, and women’s Health at Yo San University in LA. She is the author of the book , “Conceiving with Love: a Whole Body Approach to creating intimacy, reigniting passion, and increasing fertility.”

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Mar 06 2020

1hr 4mins

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Helping Children Heal From Sexual Abuse

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Parents are often afraid to foster or adopt a child who has experienced sexual abuse, but children can and do heal from this type of abuse. We talk about what parents can do to help the child heal with Dr. Jennifer Shaw a Clinical Psychologist with the Gill Institute for Trauma Recovery who specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma in children, especially those who present with sexual behavior problems.

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Feb 28 2020

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What is it Like Being Raised in an Open Adoption?

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We speak with a panel of adult adoptees about the experience of being raised in an open adoption. What were the advantages? What were the challenges? All of our panel guests were adopted at birth. They grew up knowing they were adopted and all are in their 20s and 30s now.

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Feb 21 2020

1hr 6mins

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Common Special Needs in International Adoption

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What are the special needs common to international adoption. What special needs do we see from specific countries. We speak with Dr. Kimara Gustafson, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and a pediatrician at their Adoption Medicine Clinic. She also has her Masters in Public Health.

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Feb 14 2020

1hr 21mins

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Living with Infertility

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Living with infertility is hard physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. We talk about this experience with Andrea Syrtash. She struggled with infertility for over 10 years and recently became a mom through surrogacy. She is a relationship expert and coach and TV personality and the founder of Pregnantish, an online lifestyle magazine dedicated to helping singles, couples and LGBT navigate infertility.

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Feb 07 2020

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Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

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How can we parent our children who have experienced trauma. How can we discipline them in a way that will help them learn and grow. We talk with Karen Doyle Buckwalter, a clinical social worker specializing in attachment and trauma, and author of Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation.

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Jan 31 2020

1hr 4mins

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Raising Resilient Kids

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How can we raise children who are resilient and able to bounce back from the ups and downs of life and move forward with optimism and confidence? We talk with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, the Co-Founder and Director of Programs at the Center for Parent and Teen Communications, a Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and author or "Building Resilience in Children and Teens" and "Raising Kids to Thrive".

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Jan 24 2020

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Adoption Tax Credit 2019

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If you have adopted within the last several years or even if you are in the process of adopting, you need to understand the Adoption Tax Credit for 2019. We talk with Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist with Bills Tax Service in Illinois and Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit specialist at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).

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Jan 17 2020

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What to Eat to Increase Your Odds of Success with IVF

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What foods and supplements help improve fertility for those trying to conceive naturally and for those undergoing fertility treatment. We talked with Dr. Jorge E. Chavarro, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chavarro’s research is focused on understanding how nutrition and lifestyle impact human reproduction. He is the Principal Investigator of the Nurses’ Health Study 3 – an ongoing prospective cohort of young professional women started in 2010 designed to investigate the role of lifestyle and biologic factors on women’s health – and leads the nutritional component of the EARTH Study, an ongoing prospective cohort of couples undergoing infertility treatment at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Jan 10 2020

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Raising a Child with ADHD to a Successful & Healthy Adulthood

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How can we raise our kids with ADHD to become mentally healthy and successful adults. We talk with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a NY Times bestselling author, and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He authored the groundbreaking book on ADHD, Driven to Distraction, and has written several other books on ADHD, including a newly released e-book co-authored with Lisa Schuman titled: ADHD and Adoption. He was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 year, and is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers.

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Jan 03 2020

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The Importance of Egg & Sperm Quality in Getting Pregnant & What You Can Do About It

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What diet and supplements are best for supporting good quality eggs and sperm? What environmental toxins should we avoid? We talk with Rebecca Fett who has a degree in molecular biology and biochemistry and is the author of the bestselling fertility book, "It Starts with the Egg"

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Dec 27 2019

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Helping Internationally Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Cultural & Racial Identity

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How can adoptive parents help their internationally adopted children develop a healthy cultural, racial, and ethnic identity? We talked with Dr. Hollee McGinnis, an assistant professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work who focuses on mental health and identity for international adopted people. She is also an intercountry adoptee from South Korea.

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Dec 20 2019

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Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs

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Should you use fresh or frozen eggs when doing a donor egg cycle for IVF? Which provides you with the most choices and the greatest chance of success. We talk with Corey Burke, an andrologist and embryologist, with over 20 years experience. He is the Tissue Bank Director for Cryos USA – International Sperm and Egg Bank.

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Dec 12 2019

57mins

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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

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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

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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

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Left wing

By megp92 - Mar 17 2020
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Really enjoyed this podcast until they brought politics into their conversation. Liberal agenda and bias in information, really disappointed.

Audio needs improving

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