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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    • 4.8, 183 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 more great resources be sure to check out our website at creatingafamily.org

    Genetic Testing 101

    Genetic Testing 101

    What must you know about pre-implantation genetic testing when going through IVF and should you consider it?

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Evaluating Risk Factors in Domestic Infant Adoption

    Evaluating Risk Factors in Domestic Infant Adoption

    What are the common risk factors when adopting a baby in the US and how can adoptive parents evaluate these risks when considering an adoption match. We talk with Dr. Dana Johnson, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he...

    • 51 min
    What is it Really Like to Raise a Child with FASD

    What is it Really Like to Raise a Child with FASD

    What type of behaviors are typical from children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Prepare Transracial Adoptees for Transitioning to College

    How to Prepare Transracial Adoptees for Transitioning to College

    How can parents help their transracially adopted child transition to college and why can this transition be hard for both teen and parents.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Connected Parent

    The Connected Parent

    Understanding Trust-Based Relational Intervention.

    • 1 hr
    Adopting Siblings

    Adopting Siblings

    Adopting or fostering siblings presents advantages to both the children and parents, but also presents unique challenges that parents should be prepared for.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

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.

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.

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