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Mommies, daddies, donors, surrogates : answering tough questions and building strong families / Diane Ehrensaft.

By: Ehrensaft, Diane.
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2005Description: xii, 303 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1593851790 (trade cloth : alk. paper); 9781593851798 (trade cloth : alk. paper); 1593851332 (trade paper : alk. paper); 9781593851330 (trade paper : alk. paper).Subject(s): Human reproductive technology -- Psychological aspects | Surrogate motherhood -- Psychological aspects | Parenting -- Psychological aspects | Parents -- Counseling of | Family psychotherapy | Parent and child | Family therapy | Family psychotherapy | Human reproductive technology -- Psychological aspects | Parent and child | Parenting -- Psychological aspects | Parents -- Counseling of | Surrogate motherhood -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 618.1/7806 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Beware gifts bearing children -- The power to create, the fear of creation -- Procreation with the proper stranger -- You're mine ... or are you? -- What's love got to do with it? -- Should I tell? -- When to tell -- The birds and the bees and the nice man or woman -- How do the children fare? -- When clear thinking trumps anxiety.
Beware gifts bearing children -- The power to create, the fear of creation -- Procreation with the proper stranger -- You're mine ... or are you? -- What's love got to do with it? -- Should I tell? -- When to tell -- The birds and the bees and the nice man or woman -- How do the children fare? -- When clear thinking trumps anxiety.
Beware gifts bearing children -- The power to create, the fear of creation -- Procreation with the proper stranger -- You're mine . . or are you? -- What's love got to do with it? -- Should I tell? -- When to tell -- The birds and the bees and the nice man or woman -- How do the children fare? -- When clear thinking trumps anxiety -- Resources -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Review: "If you need help having a baby, reproductive technology can supply the answer. But it also raises a host of questions that won't arise until after the child is born: What will you say to "Where did I come from?" when the answer includes a donor or surrogate? Will knowing the truth about how you conceived make your child love you less? Will having a baby with someone else strain your relationship with your spouse or partner? What will grandparents, family members, friends, and co-workers think? Dr. Diane Ehrensaft - a developmental and clinical psychologist who's worked with families formed using assisted reproductive technology (ART) for more than twenty years - helps you anticipate the big questions and find solutions that are right for you and your loved ones." "Dr. Ehrensaft offers information, support, and straightforward advice for coping with private worries, confronting public prejudices, and raising happy, healthy children." "Single or married, straight or gay, anyone looking forward to the joys and challenges of building a family with the help of a donor or surrogate will discover a wealth of thought-provoking ideas and fresh insights in this sensitive, practical, and positive book."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-293) and index.

Beware gifts bearing children -- The power to create, the fear of creation -- Procreation with the proper stranger -- You're mine ... or are you? -- What's love got to do with it? -- Should I tell? -- When to tell -- The birds and the bees and the nice man or woman -- How do the children fare? -- When clear thinking trumps anxiety.

Ch. 1. Beware gifts bearing children -- Ch. 2. The power to create, the fear of creation -- Ch. 3. Procreation with the proper stranger -- Ch. 4. You're mine ... or are you? -- Ch. 5. What's love got to do with it? -- Ch. 6. Should I tell? -- Ch. 7. When to tell -- Ch. 8. The birds and the bees and the nice man or woman -- Ch. 9. How do the children fare? -- Ch. 10. When clear thinking trumps anxiety.

Beware gifts bearing children -- The power to create, the fear of creation -- Procreation with the proper stranger -- You're mine . . or are you? -- What's love got to do with it? -- Should I tell? -- When to tell -- The birds and the bees and the nice man or woman -- How do the children fare? -- When clear thinking trumps anxiety -- Resources -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

"If you need help having a baby, reproductive technology can supply the answer. But it also raises a host of questions that won't arise until after the child is born: What will you say to "Where did I come from?" when the answer includes a donor or surrogate? Will knowing the truth about how you conceived make your child love you less? Will having a baby with someone else strain your relationship with your spouse or partner? What will grandparents, family members, friends, and co-workers think? Dr. Diane Ehrensaft - a developmental and clinical psychologist who's worked with families formed using assisted reproductive technology (ART) for more than twenty years - helps you anticipate the big questions and find solutions that are right for you and your loved ones." "Dr. Ehrensaft offers information, support, and straightforward advice for coping with private worries, confronting public prejudices, and raising happy, healthy children." "Single or married, straight or gay, anyone looking forward to the joys and challenges of building a family with the help of a donor or surrogate will discover a wealth of thought-provoking ideas and fresh insights in this sensitive, practical, and positive book."--Jacket.

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