Insider's Guide to Egg Donation: A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide For All Parents-to-Be

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Demos Medical Publishing, Apr 12, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 204 pages
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2013 Gold Medal Winner IPBA Benjamin Franklin Award, LGBT Category

Each year, over 7.3 million Americans face infertility. In their search for answers and alternative means for building a family, they turn to the nearly 500 reproductive specialty clinics across the US.

Same-sex and single-by-choice parents are more prevalent than ever in the fertility industry and there is no definitive, up-to-date guide to help families of all types approach egg donation. Resources are fragmented, and thatĂs true regardless of your family "type."

Insider's Guide to Egg Donation, is the first how-to-handbook that helps families of all types navigate the less talked about but widely practiced egg donor landscape with a warm and friendly tone, giving those in need of a different kind of stork the answers and information they need as they begin to research family-building options.

The Insider's Guide to Egg Donation Answers:

  • What do I need to know about the medical process of using an egg donor?
  • What are the latest reproductive medicine technologies that we should know about?
  • What should I consider when choosing a fertility clinic?
  • How should I evaluate potential egg donor agencies?
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User Review  - michaelgibbons - LibraryThing

The Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation, A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide for All Parents-to-Be by Wendie Wilson Miller and Erika Napoletano. This is a wonderful book, and I say this at the outset ... Read full review

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User Review  - FamilyResourceCenter - LibraryThing

The Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation: A compassionate and comprehensive guide for all parents-to-be. This is the go-to book for anyone seeking egg donation or interested in becoming an egg donor. The ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Egg DonationThe Basics
1
2 Considering Egg DonationFilling Your Nest
9
3 Beyond the NestWhen Hearts and Science Collide
19
4 How to Choose a Reproductive Clinic
31
5 How to Choose an Egg Donor Agency
46
6 Choosing Your Donor
69
7 Circling the NestThe Ovum Donation Cycle
91
8 Readying the Nest Transfer and Beyond
111
Appendix AInterview Questions for Fertility Clinics
167
Appendix BInterview Questions for Egg Donor Agencies
169
Appendix CResources and Questions for the Donor Selection Phase
171
Appendix DGenetic Testing
173
Appendix EMedical Team Resources
176
Appendix FSupport Groups and Online Resources for Intended Parents
178
Appendix GSample Letters
181
Appendix H List of States with Favorable Surrogacy Laws
183

9 Leaving the Nest Recipient Parents Donors and Honest Questions
123
10 Everyone Builds a Different Kind of Nest Gay Lesbian Transgendered Single and International Recipients Seeking Treatment in the United States
136
11 The Nest of the Future
155
Epilogue
165
GlossaryInsiders Guide to Egg Donation
185
References
195
Index
197
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