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Author Ragoné, Helena.

Title Surrogate motherhood : conception in the heart / Helena Ragone
Published Boulder : Westview Press, 1994


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  306.8743 Rag/Smc  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 215 pages ; 14 cm
Series Institutional structures of feeling
Institutional structures of feeling.
Contents 1. Surrogate Mother Programs -- 2. Surrogate Mothers -- 3. Fathers and Adoptive Mothers -- 4. Surrogate Motherhood and American Kinship -- Appendix A: Couple's Biographical Sketch for Surrogate Mother -- Appendix B: Contract -- Appendix C: Phone Intake Form and Letter to Prospective Surrogate -- Appendix D: Detailed Application Form for Surrogate Mothers -- Appendix E: Biographical Sketches of Potential Surrogates -- Appendix F: Surrogate Mother's Biographical Sketch for Couple -- Appendix G: Genetic Screening Information Sheet and Questionnaire -- Appendix H: Phone Intake Form for Prospective Parents -- Appendix I: Prospective Parents Questionnaire -- Appendix J: Egg Donor Program -- Appendix K: Handling of Semen Specimen and Insemination Instructions
Summary Included in the book are actual surrogate and couple evaluation forms completed by clinical psychologists, confidential surrogate mother information sheets, and the legal contract used by one of the programs. To date, thousands of surrogate-assisted births have taken place, but never before have the experiences of the participants and program staff been explored in such detail. Participants who have never before spoken publicly about their involvement in surrogacy here speak out, and their statements are startling and intriguing. Surrogate mothers and commissioning couples who have suffered the pain of infertility open up their hearts to illuminate the compelling world of surrogacy in which many of our assumptions about nurturance, family, and kinship are reconfigured
Analysis Parenthood Mothers
Parenthood Mothers
Parenthood Mothers
Notes Bibliography: p199-206. _ Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Subject Surrogate motherhood.
Surrogate mothers -- Attitudes.
LC no. 93044717
ISBN 0813319781