A deeply personal account of the trials and tribulations of the surrogacy journey! Surrogacyas been coldly and unjustifiably called ababy buyinga and ababy sellinga and many states have banned it. But those insensitive terms do not tell the inspiring tale of a couple fiercely wanting to become parents. A Gay Coupleas Experience with Surrogacy: Intended Fathers is the moving true story of a gay coupleas decision to have their child through a surrogate mother. With humor and emotion, the author traces their intense experience from the initial decision to have a child through surrogacy on through the entire pregnancy and birth. A Gay Couple's Journey Through Surrogacy chronicles this coupleas no-holds-barred account of the emotional toll, the legal matters, the financial concerns, and the ultimate fulfillment of parenting a child. A Gay Couple's Journey Through Surrogacy reveals the authoras answers to these questions: why surrogacy over adoption? which type of surrogacyatraditional or gestational? what were the issues when choosing a surrogate? how much does surrogacy cost? what living expenses are included in the cost? what are the emotional and financial reasons that surrogates choose to bear anotheras child? what are the pitfalls in choosing surrogacy? what are the legal issuesawhat to beware and what to consider An excerpt: Before I knew it, I was writing an ad of my own, and I actually posted it. David, of course, had no idea what I was up to. The ad read: aWeare a gay couple in New York that just celebrated our fourteenth anniversary and weave decided to extend our family. Weare looking for someone close by and even have a separate apartment available if needed.a Nice, huh? Could it be just a little bit more. . . vague? Could my ad have lacked a little more personality? Sure, have our baby and move right in while youare doing it! Who the hell would respond to that? I wasnat even sure after reading it myself that it made any sense. But what should I have said? What could I have said? I scrambled to find a way to delete it, but couldnat. A Gay Couple's Journey Through Surrogacy is a touching memoir that reveals the challenges that face gay and lesbian couples who may be considering either adoption or surrogacy.Surrogacyas been coldly and unjustifiably called ababy buyinga and ababy sellinga and many states have banned it. But those insensitive terms do not tell the inspiring tale of a couple fiercely wanting to become parents.
|Title||:||A Gay Couple's Journey Through Surrogacy|
|Author||:||Jerry Bigner, Michael Menichiello|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-06-03|