"This is essential reading for parents who have been treated for infertility, regardless of whether they have adopted or subsequently given birth". -- Adopted Child Magazine
This book is an emotional first-aid kit for couples who become parents after a long and arduous course of infertility. All parents feel stressed-out, bewildered, and overwhelmed by the demands of a new baby, but the emotional toll is even more pronounced for couples who give birth after a long struggle to conceive a baby. This new book is written for those who have become parents through adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy, vitro fertilization or gamete intrafallopian transfer. These parents are often faced with feelings of isolation, incompetence, and being different. They also encounter fear of loss and lack of support after the baby's arrival. To help them cope, The Long Awaited Stork offers a wealth of information and a collection of heart-warming, instructive stories from scores of couples who have lived through the same unsettling process.
Preparation for Parenthood.
Pregnancy After Infertility.
Settling into Parenthood.
The Preschool Years.
Kindergarten and Beyond.
The Legacy of Infertility: One Family's Story.
Raising Biological and Adopted Children.
Surrogacy and Gestational Care.
The Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
Only Children After Infertility.
Some Closing Thoughts.
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th November 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.05
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised