300 episodes

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

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

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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

    Adoption Tax Credit 2019

    Adoption Tax Credit 2019

    If you have adopted within the last several years or even if you are in the process of adopting, you need to understand the Adoption Tax Credit for 2019.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What to Eat to Increase Your Odds of Success with IVF

    What to Eat to Increase Your Odds of Success with IVF

    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 cohort of young professional women started in 2010 designed to investigate the role of lifestyle and biologic factors on women’s health – and leads the nutritional component of the EARTH Study, an ongoing prospective cohort of couples undergoing infertility treatment at the

    • 56 min
    Raising a Child with ADHD to a Successful & Healthy Adulthood

    Raising a Child with ADHD to a Successful & Healthy Adulthood

    How can we raise our kids with ADHD to become mentally healthy and successful adults.

    • 35 min
    The Importance of Egg & Sperm Quality in Getting Pregnant & What You Can Do About It

    The Importance of Egg & Sperm Quality in Getting Pregnant & What You Can Do About It

    Diet and supplements that are best for supporting good quality eggs and sperm when trying to conceive.

    • 53 min
    Helping Internationally Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Cultural & Racial Identity

    Helping Internationally Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Cultural & Racial Identity

    How can adoptive parents help their internationally adopted children develop a healthy cultural, racial, and ethnic identity?

    • 47 min
    Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs

    Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs

    Should you use fresh or frozen eggs when doing a donor egg cycle for IVF?

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

rachael vanilla ,

Exactly what I've been searching for!

I am so thankful for this podcast. My husband and I are newly certified foster parents who intend to adopt a sibling group in the near future. Neither of us have any parenting experience. I really wanted to find a podcast that shared practical advice for parenting foster and adopted children. Every podcast that I listened to was primarily focused on faith. I have nothing against faith, but I was looking for something evidence-based. That is exactly what I found with the Creating a Family podcast. The guests on the program are leaders in their fields and have such helpful advice with examples of practical application. I have skipped around and only listened to episodes with an adoption focus. Here are some of the episodes I found to be extremely helpful: Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI, Dr. Karyn Purvis -- Raising and Healing Abused and Neglected Kids, Therapeutic Parenting: Practical Applications, Helping Children Heal From Past Trauma, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid -- Parenting Traumatized Kids, Pracitcal Solutions to Typical Food Issues with Adopted and Foster Kids, Parenting Tips for Lying, Stealing & Other Annoying Behaviors, Impact of Loss on Foster Kids and Foster Parents, Preparing Grandparents When You are Adopting, Joys and Challenges of Adopting Siblings. Dawn, thank you for this resource! I'm looking forward to listening to many more episodes as we progress through our journey.

EdelweissAndKatallac ,

Educational, Welcoming and Inclusive

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.

Lizzy A Lindsey ,

Interesting info, poor audio

The audio quality is really poor (sounds like a long distance call) which is unfortunate since the podcast itself has great information and content with interesting guests. Also needs some editing and polish to be really listenable. Pls coach your guests not to talk so close to the phone/microphone prior to recording it makes the audio that much worse. I hate writing negative things which is why I only took off one star and I like the host and content.

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