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The Long Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting after Infertility, by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer and Alan Rinzler

The Long Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting after Infertility

by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer and Alan Rinzler (Editor)

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Format: Paperback, 1st ed., 347pp. 
ISBN: 0787940534
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers 
Pub. Date: March 1998 
Edition Desc: REV

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You've suffered through infertility, years of assisted reproductive technologies, adoption hassles and heartbreak, and now, finally, you've got your child. The infertility is "over" you are a parent! It seems like life should be a bowl full of cherries. But infertility struggles often leave an emotional scar--even when the outcome has been successful--and parents who have tackled this problem have a unique set of issues and dilemmas.

What (and when) do you tell your child about their birth? Who else do you tell? What about those remaining feelings of loss or inadequacy? What kinds of problems do you face raising both biological and adopted children? In the revised edition of The Long Awaited Stork, infertility specialist Ellen Sarasohn Glazer gives information, advice, and reassurance for adoptive parents; sperm donor, egg donor, and in vitro fertilization parents; parents who have used surrogates; parents of special-needs kids; and parents raising more than one child, each born through different methods. An extensive appendix of resource organizations and recommended reads rounds out this helpful guide for parents with a distinct set of questions. --Ericka Lutz

The author, Ellen S. Glazer ( , June 5, 1998 
I hope my book is helpful! 
That's why I wrote it. This is the second edition of a book I wrote eight years ago. It reflects some changes in my thinking and many changes in the world of assisted reproduction.

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"The revised edition offers pearls of wisdom about how to prepare for pregnancy and how to carry on a pregnancy after infertility...also covers adoption, insemination, & special-needs children."

From the Publisher
Parenting After Infertility

Parents who have wondered about the long term impact of infertility on their self image will find the answers in this insightful book.

--Lois Melina, author of Raising Adopted Children and Making Sense of Adoption

Finally, here's a book that's sensitive and responsive to the unique emotional experience of parenting after a long, ardous course of infertility diagnosis and treatment. The Long-Awaited Stork gives you all the information, advice, and support you need to adjust to and cope with the special problems of parenting after infertility.

Table of Contents

1. Preparation for Parenthood

2. Pregnancy After Infertility

3. The Arrival

4. Settling into Parenthood

5. The Preschool Years

6. Kindergarten and Beyond

7. Latency Age

8. Adolescence

9. The Legacy of Infertility: One Family's Story

10. Domestic Adoption

11. International Adoption

12. Raising Biological and Adopted Children

13. Donor Insemination

14. Surrogacy and Gestational Care

15. Ovum Donation

16. The Assisted Reproductive Technologies

17. Multiple Births

18. Only Children After Infertility

19. Special-Needs Children

20. Some Closing Thoughts

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