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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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By EdelweissAndKatallac - Jul 17 2019
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I’ve just started listening to these podcasts and I’m addicted. So many of the questions I’ve been pondering are answered here in a thorough way by either experts, those who have lived the experience, or, most often, both. Thank you.

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

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146 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
5
4
1
3

Educational, Welcoming and Inclusive

By EdelweissAndKatallac - Jul 17 2019
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I’ve just started listening to these podcasts and I’m addicted. So many of the questions I’ve been pondering are answered here in a thorough way by either experts, those who have lived the experience, or, most often, both. Thank you.

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: 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
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #2: 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.

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May 07 2014
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #3: 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.

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Sep 23 2015
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #4: 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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Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/foster-care/trauma-informed-parenting-practical-applications-of-tbri/

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Nov 14 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #5: Surviving the Home Study

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebekah Hill, social worker and Clinical Therapist in Adoption Services at SAFY; and Jeanette Quick, Home Study Service Coordinator at Hopscotch Adoptions. 

Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.

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Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/surviving-the-home-study/

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Aug 29 2018
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #6: Adult Transracial Adoptees Teach Us About Adoption

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rhonda Roorda, author of In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption, and an adult transracial adoptee.

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. 

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Jan 06 2016
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #8: International Adoption 101

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Leaming regarding the fundamentals of international adoption.

Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.

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Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/international-adoption-101/

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Dec 13 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #9: 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

Please leave us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.

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Nov 24 2015
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #11: How Infertility Affects the Male Partner

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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Elizabeth A. Grill, Associate Professor of Psychology at The Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Dr. Ali Domar, Executive Director, at Domar Center for Mind/Body Health.

Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.

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Jun 14 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #12: 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.

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Dec 05 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #13: 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.

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Jun 19 2015
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #14: 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
59 mins
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Rank #15: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #16: 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:
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More Creating a Family resources on family size and type can be found here.

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Feb 05 2014
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #17: Classic Episode: Evaluating Risks in Adoption Matches and Referrals

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One of the hardest things many adoptive parents have to do is to decide if the risks or special needs of a particular birth mother match or referral are too great for them to handle. What are the likely effects of prenatal exposures to drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes? What if their is a history of mental illness in the birth parents family. What is the child has been in an orphanage for years? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Dana Johnson, Director of the International Adoption Clinic at the University of Minnesota and Professor of Neonatology, about what factor are red flags, what questions to ask, and how to interpret the scant medical history provided.

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Feb 10 2014
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #18: Saving Money the Dave Ramsey Way

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Adoption and fertility treatment are expensive. Not everyone has the money just sitting around in their savings to spend. How does Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace Program suggest raising the money needed for paying for IVF, donor egg or surrogacy or for adopting a child? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Chris Hogan, from Dave Ramsey's organization about the techniques discussed in Total Money Makeover and the Financial Peace University.

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More Creating a Family resources on paying for adoption or fertility treatments can be found here.

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Aug 13 2014
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #19: All About Siblings: Parental Favoritism, Birth Order

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Time Magazine’s cover story on parental favoritism got to me.  I literally argued out loud with the author while reading.  It seemed only fare to have him on the show so we could argue in person.  Jeffrey Kluger, author of the new book The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, and an editor and science reporter at Time, will be our guest to talk about siblings, favoritism, birth order, ideal spacing, and lots more. Birth Order, favoritism, spacing between children, sibling rivalry, preference for sons.

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Dec 24 2014
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #20: 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

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Sep 20 2016
1 hour 4 mins
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