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There are so many decisions you have to make when using an alternative path to create your family. Should you continue with infertility treatment or spend your money on adoption. What should you think about before you take the next technology step  up the infertility ladder? What is involved with using donor eggs or sperm?  What criteria should you use when choosing a donor? Should you adopt domestically or internationally? What country should you adopt from? Should you use an attorney or adoption agency to help you adopt? How can you increase the odds of finding a child?  What red flags should you be wary of? What  family building options are available to singles or gays?  Where do you begin? Or, maybe you have already adopted and are wondering if your child’s and family’s adjustment is normal, should you seek help, or how to find help.


You can find many resources to help answer these questions on this website, but sometimes it's helpful to actually talk with someone who knows the terrain. That’s where I can help. As an attorney, writer, and researcher in the areas of adoption and infertility, I have information that can help. Besides, one of the best parts of doing a weekly radio show on adoption and infertility is interviewing leading experts in these fields and asking them the questions I have not been able to find answers to elsewhere. I would love to share this information with you to help make your journey a little easier.


I can help those wrestling with these types of decisions:

  • Stay in infertility treatment or switch to adoption?
  • Move to donor egg, donor sperm, or donor embryo?
  • Mapping out a general infertility plan—how long, how much money, how much technology.
  • Adopt domestically or internationally?
  • Should you consider embryo adoption, and if so where do you begin?
  • What is involved with using a surrogate?
  • What country would be best for you?
  • How to choose an agency? Or an attorney?
  • How to increase your chances or speed up finding a child?
  • How to find a birth mother?
  • Is your child’s adjustment normal?
  • Ideas for how to help your child transition into your family.

I do not have a preconceived idea that adoption is better than continuing treatment, or that international adoption is superior to domestic, or that a specific country is best. My goal is to provide information to help you decide what is best for you, whether that is continuing with infertility treatment, switching to donor eggs,  using a surrogate, adopting domestically, or from China or Colombia, or anywhere in between. In short, I want to help you create YOUR family.


Fees and Charges for Infertility/Adoption Consulting Services


Our charge is $80 per hour.  Email me at dawn @ (delete spaces) or call 828/862-8200 to set up an appointment .


Payment is due in advance of consulting either through a check or via your favorite credit card through paypal. See button below.


I do not provide legal advice.

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I just felt like I should say Thank You this morning!  Your website and e-mails have consistently been a "touch stone" for me through this whole process - sometimes reaffirming what I already believe, sometimes giving me a different perspective, but always being something that I can respect and learn from. Thank you for this!!! ~ L. Adams

Thanks again for the service you provide.  It helped us get to where we are today...more ~T. and J. Peterson

I wish we had talked to Dawn two years ago--she could have saved our family valuable time and money! ~ Kathy and Chris Whelpley ...more

She has been not only the most Awesome guide, but also my ROCK through this trying process! ...more ~ William Welch

This hour of consultation was definitely worth the fee. ... Afterwards, she sent us more information on what we had talked about, and then later she found something that might help us with our decision, and she sent that to us as well. ...more ~ Melissa Johnston

We were at the point of total uncertainty on our infertility journey. ... Knowing that we have other options has relieved a lot of stress. ...more ~ R. & J. Peterson

Dawn Davenport is the first-stop resource for adoption. ... I ended the consultation with Dawn feeling informed, confident and excited about moving forward. ...more ~ Mary Lind

With Dawn's guidance, vast knowledge on the subject of infertility and adoption, and unbiased advice, we felt more confident with the decision to move to adoption. ...more ~ R. & T. McCarthy

My husband and I used Dawn's book and website religiously as we sifted through the International Adoption process. After bringing our little girl home we were confronted with some unexpected life long medical issues. We consulted with Dawn to help us sort out what, if anything, we could and should do now. ...more ~ Jessie & Matt Brauer

Thank you for your input and guidance on evaluating my options as a single woman. It is nice to have your experience and expertise while weighing out my options. ...more ~ A. Fisher

The one-on-one consultation with Dawn was invaluable.  We were completely overwhelmed and paralyzed in our adoption journey.  ...more ~ P. Gault

My session with Dawn was the most productive use of time and money since my husband and I started trying to conceive... At the end of the hour, I felt relieved, focused, and informed. ...more ~ K.R.

I wanted to follow up to say thank you for the phone consultation a couple of weeks ago! We found the time to be very well spent, and definitely assisted us in researching the agency that we have chosen.  ...more ~ S. and P. Mitchell





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