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    DescriptionHelping the Stork The sourcebook for all the information parents-to-be need to know about the choices and challenges of donor insemination Each year donor insemination (DI) offers a pathway to parenthood for the hundreds of thousands who turn to family-building alternatives. Although DI is considered as often as adoption, couples facing male infertility, as well as single women and lesbian couples, have had few places to turn for information about this method, which has been shrouded in secrecy. In Helping the Stork, parents-to-be, as well as friends and family, doctors, and counselors, can explore the choices and challenges raised by this alternative to overcoming childlessness. This comprehensive handbook moves through each step of the process: reaching a solid decision about whether donor insemination is the best choice for a family's future; handling the difficult issue of privacy; selecting a donor and getting started; and learning to thrive as a family meeting DI's added challenges. Full of wisdom from medical and mental health experts, Helping the Stork is also enriched with stories from many families who share their insights and experiences. This book is a reassuring, supportive, and helpful guide that no one considering or going through the process of donor insemination should be without. Visit us online at http://www mcp.com/mgr


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    Title
    Helping the Stork
    Subtitle
    The Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol Frost Vercollone, By (author) Heidi Moss, By (author) Robert Moss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780028619170
    ISBN 10: 002861917X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Libri: I-CF
    DC21: 618.178
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Merchandise Category: MED
    BIC subject category V2: MJT, MFKC
    DC22: 618.1/78
    LC classification: RG134 .V47 1997
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: S65474800
    DC22: 618.178
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RG134.M67
    BISAC V2.8: MED082000, HEA045000
    Thema V1.0: MFKC1, VFVJ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
    Publication date
    21 October 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Foster City
    Author Information
    Carol Frost Vercollone, M.S.W., became the first clinical social worker to join the staff of the national infertility organization Resolve, and currently offers workshops for those involved with donor insemination. Heidi and Robert Moss have two children conceived with the help of a donor, and share their experiences throughout the book. Heidi created a DI hotline for a Resolve chapter, and earned her degree in social work in order to counsel parents--to--be Robert is a college biology professor and contributor to both science and education journals.
    Back cover copy
    Helping the Stork The sourcebook for all the information parents-to-be need to know about the choices and challenges of donor insemination Each year donor insemination (DI) offers a pathway to parenthood for the hundreds of thousands who turn to family-building alternatives. Although DI is considered as often as adoption, couples facing male infertility, as well as single women and lesbian couples, have had few places to turn for information about this method, which has been shrouded in secrecy. In Helping the Stork, parents-to-be, as well as friends and family, doctors, and counselors, can explore the choices and challenges raised by this alternative to overcoming childlessness. This comprehensive handbook moves through each step of the process: reaching a solid decision about whether donor insemination is the best choice for a family's future; handling the difficult issue of privacy; selecting a donor and getting started; and learning to thrive as a family meeting DI's added challenges. Full of wisdom from medical and mental health experts, Helping the Stork is also enriched with stories from many families who share their insights and experiences. This book is a reassuring, supportive, and helpful guide that no one considering or going through the process of donor insemination should be without. Visit us online at http: //www.mcp.com/mgr
    Table of contents
    A Note on Terminology. Introduction. Chapter One - Family Building: DI as an Option. Chapter Two - Facing Tough Choices. Chapter Three - Understanding Your Donor Options. Chapter Four - Getting Started. Chapter Five - Trying Times: When Donor Insemination Takes Its Time. Chapter Six - Becoming Pregnant: Shock, Relief, Fear, and Joy. Chapter Seven - Growing with DI. Chapter Eight - Changing Families, Different Challenges. Chapter Nine - Guiding Those Who Care: Advice for Confidants. Chapter Ten - Humor in Hindsight. Resources. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index.