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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 Read more...

The post Parenting Adopted Teens and Tweens appeared first on Creating a Family.

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July is Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month, and heaven only knows we need to raise awareness about fibroids. Women need to understand how uterine fibroids are diagnosed and treated. Those wanting to get pregnant also need information on how fibroids might impact conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. We received a question on a Creating a Family Radio Read more...

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Most adopted people are curious about their birth parents. The Search Institute found that 72 percent of adopted adolescents want to know why they were adopted, 65 percent want to meet their birth parents, and 94 percent wanted to know which birth parent they most resemble in appearance. This curiosity is normal, natural, and healthy, but can feel threatening to some Read more...

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Zora recently published this heart-breaking look at the adoption industry through the eyes of author and journalist Farai Chideya. In it, Chideya chronicles the pain of her three failed private infant adoptions. But she focuses more on the struggle she felt being witness to the desperate circumstances of each of the three birth mothers leading Read more...

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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 Read more...

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The elementary school-age years are an important time for parents to lay the foundation for the potential turbulence of adolescents. What can parents do to help their children process adoption in the ages between 6 and 12? We’ve come up with a list of nine things we think adoptive parents must do to before their Read more...

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Actress Kristen Davis appeared recently on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk series to discuss the weighty question “Should White People Adopt Black Kids?” Davis is raising two black children, whom she adopted in 2011 and 2018. The conversation ranges from the how-to of adoption, including the many questions prospective adoptive parents have to answer Read more...

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The treatment for the disease of infertility is most often not covered by health insurance in the US, and an increasing number of people are facing the question of how far they are willing to go into debt to have a baby. In a recent online conversation, Lisa* described a common dilemma facing many of Read more...

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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, Read more...

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Building your family by infant adoption is exciting and joyful. But, it’s also completely normal to feel stark fear in the process. Facing your fears during adoption is a necessary part of preparing for that precious new baby. The good news is that it’s common to have these fears while you are waiting for your Read more...

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