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.
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