Human Services

CREATING A FAMILY

The National Infertility & Adoption Education Nonprofit

Brevard, NC

Mission

Creating a Family is the national adoption & infertility education organization. Our mission is to strengthen families through unbiased education and support for infertility patients, adoptive parents, and allied professionals.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Creating a Family is the national adoption and infertility education and support organization. Our mission is to provide support and unbiased information before, during and after adoption or fertility treatment to help create strong families. We believe information is power, and we aim to provide this information to families using all the online media (website, audio, and video).

Ruling Year

2010

Executive Director

Dawn Davenport

Main Address

874 Lambs Creek Rd

Brevard, NC 28712 USA

Keywords

adoption, infertility, post adoption services, infertility education, infertility support, adoption support

EIN

27-0679437

 Number

4833780503

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

As reflected in our name, our mission is to help couples create their families by providing support and unbiased information before, during, and after adoption or infertility treatment. As the national infertility and adoption education and support nonprofit, our primary strength is in creating engaging content and disseminating it across digital media platforms. We are currently rated by Klout.com as the #2 online influencer in the field of adoption, and also the #2 online influencer in the field of fertility.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Creating a Family:Talk about Infertility and Adoption Radio Show

Creating a Family Communities and Support Group

Creating a Family Resource website

AdoptEd for Parents

AdoptEd CE for Social Workers

NurseEd CE

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We started in 2007 with a vision of becoming the national resource for adoption and infertility education and support. This generation of researchers gets their information online, so in order to meet them where they are, we have created the largest online social networking community in adoption and infertility. Our resources utilize all the cutting-edge Internet technology (web, audio, video, social media). We also strive to tailor our resources to fit different learning styles and time availability. Accurate, unbiased, and easy for busy people to use, our resources connect our audience to the leading adoption and infertility experts, such as Dr. Ali Domar, Drs. David and Anne Brodzinsky, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Greg Keck, Dr. Ira Chasnoff, and Dr. Bruce Perry.

Creating a Family utilizes its resource rich website, its weekly radio show, videos, and online communities and support groups to educate and support pre and post adoptive families and those suffering from infertility.

The forefront of our work begins with www.creatingafamily.org - one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date adoption and infertility websites offering over 1,500 pages and at least 4-5 pieces of new content each week. To help couples make informed choices, the major highlights of our website resources include:

 “A-Z Resource Guides" give users a comprehensive topical index and quick access to our extensive resources (audio interview, articles, fact sheets, videos, research summaries, and Expert Q&As)
 400+ 1-hour archived and downloadable Radio Show/Podcast with interviews of leading national experts
 Over 100 YouTube Videos on popular adoption/infertility topics
 Special postings of harder to place children that are older, disabled, or with siblings
 Over 100 Adoption Education Courses with certificates of completion
 “Adoption Comparison Charts" that serve as a unique tool for helping couples choose what type of adoption is best them, as well as how international adoption differs by country
 Weekly email outreach bringing easy access to support and the latest in adoption and infertility
 Plus multi-media guides, webinars, research summaries, etc.

All these resources are free except for our online Adoption Education courses, which have a minimal charge.

In addition, Creating a Family also runs a moderated peer-to-peer online support group (pre and post adoption) with over 7,000 members. Online support groups are rapidly replacing traditional in-person support groups because they offer easy access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online support also allows people the ability to respond at their pace without geographic and transportation barriers.

Creating a Family tracts radio listenership, website hits, visits, and unique visitors; social media followers; and support group membership.

We are independently rated as the #2 online influencer in the field of fertility and adoption, meaning that we are reaching a substantial number of our intended audience. Some metrics that help describe our reach include: 8.24 million+ web hits/month with 130,000 visits and 84,000 unique visitors at creatingafamily.org. 1.56 million "listens" to the Creating a Family radio show/podcast 15,471+ Facebook followers, 6,144 Twitter followers, and 4,227 Pinterest followers 7,700+ online support group members 5,251 e-newsletter subscribers; bimonthly newsletter reach of 10,000+ through a partnership with DesignRx specialty pharmacy

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No