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Experiences of Donor Conception

Experiences of Donor Conception

Author: Caroline Lorbach

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427114

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. From finding out about an infertility problem, to considering whether - and how - to tell the children about their conception, and how those children feel as the adult offspring of a donor, she provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. Lorbach takes the reader step-by-step through the process of deciding to use donor conception, choosing a donor, and discussing the decision with others - and considers the perspective of the donor alongside those of parents and offspring. Tackling difficult subjects such as disclosure and offspring's access to information about the donor, this important book is a much-needed resource for health, counseling and social work professionals as well as for the couples and families themselves.

Why Don't I Have a Daddy?

Why Don't I Have a Daddy?

Author: George Anne Clay

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425995874

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 36

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As the little lion cub notices all different types of families, he starts to question his own family. His family consists of his mother and him. The little cub learns that while there is no "daddy" in his family, there is a donor lion who made his life possible. Through his mother's love and nurturing, the lion cub understands how special he and his family are. This book, winner of the Mom's Choice Silver Award for children's picture books, presents the basic facts of anonymous donor conception in a simple but loving manner. By reading this story with a child who was conceived through the help of an anonymous donor, the child will start learning about and understanding his or her family and his or her origins, just as the lion cub does in the story. The delightful illustrations of various animals and their families make the subject accessible to small children. It is a book you can share with your child over the years, and with each reading your child will gain more insight and appreciation for his or her family - for his or her own special story.

Donor Conception for Life

Donor Conception for Life

Author: Katherine Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429912924

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This book is about the psychological experiences of women and men who have used donor conception to create their families. The authors offer diverse accounts of their clinical, research, and personal experiences. They describe the challenge of powerful conscious and unconscious fantasies that can be aroused and how these may reawaken early anxieties and developmental struggles. Whilst recipients of donated eggs or sperm may think they are simply acquiring a factor of reproduction, they are also receiving the genetic history of another family. The sensitive management of these relationships is considered in relation to establishing healthy and well-functioning families. The way these emotional challenges are negotiated is likely to be reflected in how parents talk with children about their donor origins.

Choosing Single Motherhood

Choosing Single Motherhood

Author: Mikki Morrissette

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618833323

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 452

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Provides information and advice for women choosing to become single mothers, and includes interviews with family therapists and single mothers on the topic.

Lived Realities of Solo Motherhood, Donor Conception and Medically Assisted Reproduction

Lived Realities of Solo Motherhood, Donor Conception and Medically Assisted Reproduction

Author: Tine Ravn

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839091155

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book explores the empirical manifestations of the paradoxical features of reproductive technologies and provides in-depth understandings of solo motherhood through assisted reproduction and by recognising the complex experiences and the lived realities of forming donor-conceived families.

Surrogacy and Embryo, Sperm, & Egg Donation: What Were You Thinking?

Surrogacy and Embryo, Sperm, & Egg Donation: What Were You Thinking?

Author: Theresa M. Erickson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450229623

Category: Law

Page: 352

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In Surrogacy and Embryo, Sperm, & Egg Donation: What Were You Thinking?, an attorney who practices exclusively in reproductive law shares her expert guidance for those ready to create a family via third-party reproduction. Theresa Erickson, managing partner of Erickson Law, APLC, and the Founder and Chair of Conceptual Options, The Surrogacy and Egg Donation Center, educates and guides parents, surrogates, egg donors, sperm donors, and embryo donors through fertility, infertility, IVF, and third-party reproduction. Erickson includes a glossary of terms, a list of recommended reading for both parents and their children, and legal forms while covering a multitude of relatable topics such as the: Top ten myths of third-party family building History of reproduction technologies Ways to begin the process Ethical and legal issues Questions to ask when building a family the nontraditional way Methods to select a physician and attorney Four fertility options Infertility is a global tragedy that no one should have to endure alone. This guidebook provides valuable information for anyone ready to embark on the journey of becoming parents through third-party reproduction.

Becoming a Family

Becoming a Family

Author: Western Australian Reproductive Technology Council

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:794553086

Category:

Page: 995

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The WA Reproductive Technology Council, as part of its public education function has developed and produced this film to assist women in same sex relationships considering becoming parents using donor conception. Choosing to become a parent using donor conception has its compexities. This film focuses on many of the issues that women in same sex relationships need to consider as part of their unique journey into parenthood eg. choosing a donor, the experience of the non-birth parent, experience of going through a clinic, telling the children and the reaction of family, friends, school and the general community.

Assisted Human Reproduction

Assisted Human Reproduction

Author: Dani Singer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470032374

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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With contributions from: Eric Blyth, Ken Daniels, Julia Feast, Robert Lee, Nina Martin, Alexina McWhinnie, Derek Morgan, Clare Murray, Sharon Pettle, Claire Potter, Jim Richards and Francoise Shenfield The separation of procreation from conception has broadened notions of parenthood and created novel dilemmas. A woman may carry a foetus derived from gametes neither or only one of which came from her or her partner; or she may carry a foetus created using in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with the purpose of handing it to two other parents one, neither or both of whom may be genetically related to the prospective child. Parents may consist of single-sex couples, only one of them genetically related to the child; the prospective mother may be past her menopause; and genetic parenthood after death is now achievable. In a world increasingly reliant on medical science, how can the argument that equates traditional with natural and novel with unnatural/unethical be justified? Should there be legislation, which is notoriously slow to change, in a field driven by dazzling new possibilities at ever faster rate; particularly when restrictions differ from country to country, so that those who can afford it travel elsewhere for their treatment of choice? Whose rights are paramount - the adults hoping to build a family or the prospective child(ren)s future well being? On what basis can apparently competing rights be regulated or adjudicated and how and to what extent can these be enforced in practice?

Donor Conception and the Search for Information

Donor Conception and the Search for Information

Author: Sonia Allan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317177821

Category: Law

Page: 254

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This book examines donor conception and the search for information by donor-conceived people. It details differing regulatory approaches across the globe, including those that provide for ‘open-identity’ or anonymous donation, or that take a ‘dual-track’ approach. In doing so, it identifies models regarding the recording and release of information about donors that may assist in the further development of the law, policy and associated practices. Arguments for and against donor anonymity are considered, and specifically critiqued. The study highlights contrasting reasoning and emphasis upon various interests and factors that may underpin secrecy, anonymity or openness. The book will be of value to academics, students and legal practitioners involved with this area. It is also relevant to policy makers, health practitioners and anyone with an interest in the subject.