Miracle Child: Genetic Mother, Surrogate Womb

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New Horizon Press, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 267 pages
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When Cheryl Saban married her film producer husband, Haim, she wanted more than anything to give him his first child. Although she had two daughters from a previous marriage, surgery left her unable to bear more children.
With courage and determination, Ms. Saban sets out "to travel down a newly forged path to parenthood" - a path to fulfill what medical experts called an impossible dream ... having another child.
Her journey takes her into the medical world, where she encounters the complexities of a new form of in vitro fertilization whereby her egg and her husband's sperm are combined in the laboratory and the fertilized egg is implanted in another woman's womb. Cheryl and her husband must next find the woman who will bear the child - a process and selection in which mutual trust, understanding, and compatibility are prerequisites for success.
Ms. Saban recognizes that innovative procedures such as IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, egg donation, and other techniques of artificial insemination give thousands of infertile couples viable options for having a child. But she emphasizes, "Even those of us who cannot carry a child at all - due to a myriad of reasons - have a ray of hope through IVF implant into a surrogate."
Cheryl Saban tells an inspiring story of having a son, Ness, and a daughter, Tanya, against tremendous odds. At the same time, she also provides a wealth of medical and legal information about a controversial procedure - having a child through a surrogate womb.

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