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Adoption Expert: Dawn Davenport

Dawn Davenport is a writer, attorney, researcher, radio host and speaker specializing in adoption and infertility. Her book (The Complete Book of International Adoption: A Step by Step Guide to Finding Your Child), website (, and Internet radio show (Creating a Family: Talk About Infertility and Adoption) help families through infertility and adoption. And, perhaps most important, she is a mom of four by birth and adoption and cares passionately about the issue.

Dawn Davenport's Advice

Adopting From an Orphanage
Adopting Without Citizenship
Agencies That Send Few to US
International Adoption
Different Ways to Adopt
Domestic vs. International Adoption  
Finding a Birth Mother
Foster Care Adoption 
Partner Unsure About Adoption 
Prepared for Home Study?
Pursue Adoption and IVF?  
Safe to Change Agencies?
Special Needs Adoption?
Switching Agencies for Shorter Wait