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Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. Creating a Family is THE adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit. We really know the questions you are asking and we search for the best person available to answer them. Give us a try! Also, be sure to check out the FREE expert-based resources on our website CreatingaFamily.org.

Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. Creating a Family is THE adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit. We really know the questions you are asking and we search for the best person available to answer them. Give us a try! Also, be sure to check out the FREE expert-based resources on our website CreatingaFamily.org.

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United States

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Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. Creating a Family is THE adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit. We really know the questions you are asking and we search for the best person available to answer them. Give us a try! Also, be sure to check out the FREE expert-based resources on our website CreatingaFamily.org.

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English


Episodes

Maintaining Your Marriage & Relationships When Adopting or Fostering

1/15/2021
We don’t just bring kids into our homes; we bring them into our marriage and relationships. And marriages or relationships are particularly challenged when we are parenting kids who have been exposed to trauma. We talk with Amy Garber, MSW and LICSW, the Manager of the Post Adoption Program with Wide Horizons for Children, a child welfare organization. We also talk with Anne Meijers, a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in adult and couples therapy. In this episode, we...

Duration:01:02:40

Transitioning Home as a Newly Adoptive Family

1/8/2021
What should you expect as you return home with a newly adopted baby or child? What are the common emotions? We talk with Laura Jean Beauvais, a licensed professional counselor and mother of two adult daughters through adoption. She has conducted domestic, foster, and international adoptions for more than 25 years. In this episode, we cover: Adopting a Newborn Adopting a Child Past Infancy Post Adoption Depression Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:09:18

What to Eat to Increase Your Odds of Success with IVF

1/1/2021
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...

Duration:01:07:41

Healing After Abuse and Neglect

12/24/2020
Children adopted from foster care or from abroad have often experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. These children require a different form of parenting. This is a re-air of an older interview we did with the late 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, about how to help children from hard places heal. In this episode, we cover: Support the show...

Duration:01:00:55

Adopting a Child from Another State

12/18/2020
How do you find and adopt a baby or child in another state and what is the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC)? We talk with Chantilly Wijayasinha, MSW and MPH and Interim Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services; and Jim Thompson, adoption, foster care, and assisted reproduction attorney at the Thompson Dove Law Group, and a Fellow at Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. Support the show...

Duration:00:54:58

Impact of COVID-19 on Surrogacy

12/11/2020
How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting those people who are trying to create their family through surrogacy —both those seeking surrogates in the US and those going abroad. We talk with Dr. Barry Witt, the Medical Director of WINFertility and Greenwich Fertility. In this episode, we cover: practicedSupport the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:00:32:00

Legal Process of Domestic Adoption: What You Need to Know Before You Adopt

12/4/2020
Do you know how the legal process of adoption works? How do you get an original birth certificate? How do you get a social security number for your adopted child? We talk with Brinton Wright, an adoption attorney and Fellow in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys about the legal and social implications of adoption. In this episode, we cover: Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:11:59

Coping with the Stress of Infertility

11/27/2020
We talk about Coping with the Stress of Infertility with Dr. Tonya Wood, a clinical psychologist specializing in family planning, pregnancy loss and infertility. She is the Director of Clinical Training at Pepperdine University and is 2020 President of the California Psychological Association. In this episode, we cover: Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:01:05

Talking with Your Adopted or Foster Child about the Hard Parts of Their Story

11/20/2020
Talking with your adopted or foster child about the hard parts of their story can feel like a daunting task. Should you tell your child that her birth father is in jail or that her birth mother is addicted to drugs, or that she was conceived by rape? If so, how in the world do you share this news. We talk with Lesli Johnson, an EMDR therapist who specializes in adoption and foster care and an adult adoptee; and Susan Myers, a licensed Master Social Worker with Adoptions from the Heart...

Duration:00:49:15

The Holidays with Adopted or Foster Kids Who’ve Been Exposed to Trauma

11/13/2020
Does it feel like your adopted or foster child is sabotaging the holidays? Are there more tantrums, sullenness, and anxiety during the holiday season? In this episode, we explore why holidays are difficult for kids who have been exposed to trauma and what to do about it. We talk with Rebeccca Robotham, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Beehive Counseling & Wellness in Connecticut. She is also an adoptee and former foster child. In this episode, we cover: Support the show...

Duration:00:37:49

Collaborative Parenting

11/6/2020
Is your child more challenging than most? Do typical parenting approaches not work? We talk about how to parent harder to parent kids with Dr. Ross Greene, the originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions parenting model, a non-punitive, non-adversarial, trauma-informed model of care. Dr. Greene is a clinical psychologist, former Harvard professor, and the author The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:00:56:42

Disrupting Birth Order in Adoption and Foster Care

10/30/2020
Should you consider adopting or fostering a child that is older than a child already in your family. Are there things you can do to make it easier for all the children. We talk with Teresa Bernu, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Adoption Center of Illinois, and Mark Lacava, LCSW and Chief Clinical Officer at Spence Chapin Services to Family and Children an Adoption organization in NYC. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:00:57:45

Parenting Tweens and Teens

10/23/2020
Do you dread the teen years? Do you want to keep your kids little forever or go back to that sweet stage when they were still in footy pajamas? Listen to this fantastic interview with Dr. Ken Ginsburg to help you embrace the wonderful years between 11 and 20. Dr. Ginsburg is the Co-Founder and Director of Programs at the Center for Parent and Teen Communication and Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the author of 5 award-winning books including: Building...

Duration:00:54:23

7 Core Issues in Adoption and Foster Care

10/16/2020
We talk about the 7 core issues in adoption and foster care with Allison Davis Maxon, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-author of Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:00:36

Evaluating Risk Factors in International Adoption

10/9/2020
Have you ever thought about international adoption. Are you terrified of having to decide what types of medical or emotional conditions you would accept. This is the show for you. We interview Dr. Judith Eckerle, Medical Director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota to help demystify the common issues she sees in kids adopted from abroad. She is also an adult transracial international adoptee. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:04:10

Male Infertility 101

10/2/2020
What are the causes and treatment for male infertility? What lifestyle factors impact fertility in men? We talk with Dr. Natan Bar Chama, Director of the Center of Male Reproductive Health at RMA of New York and a board-certified Urologist and Male Infertility Specialist; and Dr. Eleanor Stevenson, a Professor and Chair of Division of Women, Children and Families at the Duke University School of Nursing where she focuses her scholarship on improving the emotional and informational needs of...

Duration:00:51:50

Practical Tips for Disciplining While Maintaining Attachment

9/25/2020
In this episode we talk about practical tips for disciplining while maintaining attachment with Amanda Purvis, a Training Specialist at the Karyn Purvis Center for Child Development, a social worker, and a mom of five. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:13:20

Adoption Options: What Type of Adoption is Best For You

9/18/2020
The world of adoption can be confusing. How do you adopt, what type of adoption is best, what is the cost, and how long does it take. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit answers all of these questions and more. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:00:52:27

How to Afford Adoption

9/11/2020
What are some tried and true ways to afford adoption? We talk with Julie Gumm, author of “You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption”. In this episode we cover ways to find “extra” money that you can put towards your adoption, ideas for increasing your savings, and reasons to be cautious about asking for donations to pay for adoption. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:06:53

Infertility Medications 101

9/4/2020
Learn more about popular medications used to treat infertility. We talk with Dr Alex Quaas, an associate physician with Reproductive Partners San Diego and a clinical assistant professor at the University of California San Diego, about the basics of infertility medications. Support the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)

Duration:01:28:50