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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 additional resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption & Foster Care Creating a Family

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    • 4.8 • 194 Ratings

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 additional resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

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

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

    Talking with your adopted or foster child about the hard parts of their story can feel like a daunting task.

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

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

    Are there more tantrums, sullenness, and anxiety during the holiday season for kids sho have experienced trauma.

    • 37 min
    Collaborative Parenting

    Collaborative Parenting

    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.

    • 56 min
    Disrupting Birth Order in Adoption and Foster Care

    Disrupting Birth Order in Adoption and Foster Care

    Should you consider adopting or fostering a child that is older than a child already in your family.

    • 57 min
    Parenting Tweens and Teens

    Parenting Tweens and Teens

    How does being adopted or being a foster child impact a child’s sense of identity during the tween and teen years.

    • 54 min
    7 Core Issues in Adoption and Foster Care

    7 Core Issues in Adoption and Foster Care

    The 7 core issues in adoption and foster care: Loss, Rejection, Guilt/Shame, Grief, Identity, Intimacy, Mastery/Control

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

JeepMom951 ,

Life changer

I’ve been listening to “creating a family” for a few years now, my husband and I were going through our options and making decisions regarding adoption. The content was so helpful in guiding us to our decision, helping us decide what factors we would be comfortable accepting in a match, and providing guidance and wisdom on parenting “kids from hard places”. We continue to listen and on world adoption day we finalized my sons adoption. Thank you guys for all your support!

GangsMom ,

Practical and equipping information

I love the weekly podcasts that support and inform my efforts to help my family grow and thrive. The experts are engaging and the real-life stories with practical applications are encouragement to keep going!

KaceyLynJ ,

Living with Fertility Episode

Disappointing episode. What I wanted to hear about the emotional side of it was condensed in the last three minutes. And even then, it was cursory. Too much time was spent in the timeline of her story and related action items. I was hoping for more on what it’s like to really live with infertility- emotionally, relationally, physically, etc.

This is the first episode I’ve listened to in this podcast so perhaps I’ll find answers in other episodes but this wasn’t the best start.

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