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Shirley Zager, director, The Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy
A Matter of Trust has insights and information that you won't find anywhere else. If you're thinking about building your family through gestational surrogacy, put it on your 'must-read' list.
Cristie Montgomery, director, Surrogate Parenting Services
It's a fantastic book! I would love for everyone going through surrogacy to read this.
Midwest Book Review
A Matter Of Trust is a well written, comprehensive, and much needed guide to "gestational surrogacy" for couples contemplating surrogacy as a way to become parents. It provides a step-by-step, dollar-by-dollar guide to the surrogacy process including state and international laws, costs, ethics, current medical procedures, demographics of surrogates, and couples and criteria with which to compare fertility centers, surrogacy programs and potential surrogets. The author writes with a particular authority being the mother of identical twins born thanks to gestational surrogacy and as a science writer with over 500 articles in print.
Published in 1997, this book is a step-by-step guide to surrogate parenting. It discusses finding and working with a surrogate, what a surrogate program provides, what to include in the contracts, recommended testing for potential surrogates, detailed costs for each item related to surrogacy, the medical procedure, medications and their side effects, embryo cryopreservation, demographics of surrogates and surrogate couples and the effects of surrogacy upon children. One chapter outlines the laws in U.S. states and in Israel, South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia. Jewish law also is discussed, along with the views of several Christian denominations and other religions regarding surogacy.
From the Author
Surrogate parenting is a new an emerging field, with little current information. This book is designed as a "sanity saver," providing answers to questions throughout the process, providing the details that too often are overlooked at each state of the IVF and surrogacy process, and providing current costs for each aspect of surrogacy. The book is based upon current research and interviews with experts on many aspects of surrogacy, as well as upon my own experience.
About the Author
Gail Dutton and her husband are the parents of identical twin boys, born
thanks to gestational surrogacy. She is the author of some 500 science and
business articles for U.S. magazines. This is he first book.
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