Assisted Reproduction: The Complete Guide to Having a Baby With the Help of a Third Party

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iUniverse, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 132 pages
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If you are considering using technology such as surrogacy or embryo, egg, or sperm donation in your desire to have a baby, Assisted Reproduction: The Complete Guide to Having A Baby with the Help of a Third Party is an invaluable, one-stop resource.

This comprehensive guide takes you through the steps necessary to begin the process, as well as checklists to follow as you make your choices. Authors Theresa Erickson and Mary Ann Lathus bring more than fifteen years of experience in guiding clients through the process of having a baby. In clear, concise, and matter-of-fact language, Erickson and Lathus emphasize what to look for and what to do at every step. Assisted Reproduction covers the entire field of assisted reproduction including:

  • Surrogacy
  • Egg Donation
  • Sperm Donation
  • Embryo Donation
  • Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Choosing a physician
  • Choosing an attorney
  • Selecting an agency
  • Nontraditional families

Erickson and Lathus honor the often emotionally daunting task of making assisted reproduction decisions. Assisted Reproduction serves as a roadmap on your journey to having the child you always wanted. The authors remind parents to use their minds to guide them, not just their hearts.

 

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Contents

Estate Planning Documents
18
Egg Donation
27
Sperm Donation
40
NonTraditional Families
47
Beginning the ProcessA Checklist
60
Conclusion
71
Glossary
85
Appendix BSample Egg Donation Agreement Provisions
99
About the Authors
115
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