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Coping with the Stress of Infertility

9/13/2019
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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.

Duration:01:00:24

Introduction to Domestic Infant Adoption

9/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:32

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

8/29/2019
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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.

Duration:00:55:00

Adoption Scams-How to Recognize and Prevent

8/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:02:53

Helping Children Heal From Past Trauma and Loss

8/15/2019
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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.

Duration:00:50:00

Open Adoption: Handling Difficult Birth Parent Situations

8/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:05:53

Common Everyday Exposures That Can Impact Fertility and Pregnancy

8/1/2019
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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.

Duration:00:59:26

How to Create a Compelling Adoptive Parent Profile

7/25/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:54

Parenting Adopted Teens and Tweens

7/19/2019
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Parenting adopted teens can be fun and challenging. What are some tips and tricks for parenting adopted teens and tweens? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Katie Naftzger, LICSW, a psychotherapist that specializes in adoption and a transracial adoptee adopted from Korea.

Duration:01:07:33

IVF Didn't Work-Should I Try Again?

7/11/2019
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If your 1st IVF cycle failed, should you try again? What are your odds of success with subsequent IVF cycles? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Philip Chenette, medical director at Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco and past president of the Bay Area Reproductive Endocrine Society; and Dr. Mylene Yao, a reproductive endocrinologist, and co-founder of Univfy Inc., which has an online...

Duration:00:55:58

How Sexual Health is Impacted During Fertility Treatment

7/5/2019
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How does infertility and its treatment affect your sexual desire? What are the impacts of infertility and fertility treatment on sexual intimacy? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jody Madeira, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, an expert on law and medicine and bioethics, a researcher on the impact of fertility treatment on sexual health, and the author of Taking Baby Steps: How...

Duration:01:05:42

A Talk with Sesame Street about the New Foster Care Muppet

6/27/2019
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We talk with Kama Einhorn, one of the creators of Karli, the new Sesame Street Muppet who is in foster care, about how they decided on this storyline, how they created the muppet, cast the puppeteer, and what other resources are available on Sesame Street for foster children and foster parents.

Duration:01:02:04

Practical Solutions to Typical Food Issues with Adopted and Foster Kids

6/20/2019
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Food issues are very common with adopted and foster children and are one of the most frequent concerns adoptive and foster parents have. We will address common food issues and provide practical suggestions for parents to implement to help their child. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Katja Rowell, The Feeding Doctor, and author of Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating and...

Duration:01:02:32

Fun & Simple Ways to Develop Attachment

6/14/2019
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We know that attachment is crucial for adopted and foster kids for their mental and physical health. What are some fun and simple ways to help you and your child attach? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Deborah Gray, adoption therapist, “attachment guru”, and author of Attaching through Love, Hugs, and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child and Attaching in...

Duration:01:07:05

Infertility 101 for Husbands

6/7/2019
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So often we think infertility only affects the woman, but the men are affected as well. We simply don’t focus on how they are affected. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews Michael Barr, author of Swimming In Circles: A Baby Chase Odyssey, blogger, sports columnist, and dad to talk about infertility, male infertility, and how the wife’s infertility affects the husband. Who in a couple is typically...

Duration:00:58:40

What Birth Moms Want Adoptive Parents to Know

5/31/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:27

Influence of the Human Microbiome on Fertility

5/24/2019
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The human body is full of organisms that exist alongside and inside of us, including our reproductive tracts. How do these bacteria, viruses, and fungi affect conception and pregnancy? How does infertility treatment alter or mimic what exists in nature? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews Dr. Jason Franasiak, a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and...

Duration:00:51:57

Health Impacts of IVF on the Kids

5/17/2019
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What are the short and long term impacts of an IVF conception? Does IVF affect the health (positively or negatively) of the children conceived. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit talks with Dr. Paolo Rinaudo, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. He is an MD PhD researching in the area of how IVF affects the children conceived.

Duration:01:03:03

Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions - How to Prevent and When to Accept

5/10/2019
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Adoption dissolutions or disruptions are a tragedy for everyone--the child, the parents, and the family. What can we do to prevent them from happening, how do we know when they are inevitable and what to do if an adoption failure becomes inevitable? We talk with Dr. Richard Barth, Dean and Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and researcher in the area of adoption and adoption dissolution and disruption. Also joining us is Stephen Hayes, a litigator for more than 35...

Duration:01:04:32

Foster Care Subsidies: What is Reasonable and How to Negotiate

5/2/2019
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What type of assistance or subsidies are available for parents adopting a child from foster care? Who determines the amount of a monthly adoption subsidy and how can parents negotiate for a fair amount? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll, Project Coordinator for the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center at the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

Duration:01:01:48