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Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families

Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families (Paperback)

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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 coworkers think? Dr. Diane Ehrensaft--a developmental and clinical psychologist who's worked with families formed using assisted reproductive technology for more than 20 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.

Medical & VeterinaryPre-clinical medicine: basic sciencesHuman reproduction, growth & developmentReproductive medicinePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychology Publisher: Guilford Publications Publication Date: 06/07/2005 ISBN-13: 9781593851330  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a professor of psychology at The Wright Institute, Berkeley. She is a noted developmental and clinical psychologist who has spent the last two decades working with parents and children who have come together as a family as a result of assisted reproductive technology. She is the author of Spoiling Childhood, also from Guilford.

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