Angela Bevill, RN, BSN, began her journey into the world of assisted reproduction after starting her own family. Subsequently she joined a Denver-based fertility clinic and saw the need for alternative options for conception.
That’s when she started her own agency, An Eggceptional Match, to facilitate the meeting of prospective parents with egg donors and gestational carriers. Throughout the years Angela has witnessed many miraculous stories of An Eggceptional Match.
This book shares those stories. In an Eggceptional Match You’ll hear the inspiring stories of mothers, surrogates, and egg donors whose lives were touched and changed through the miraculous world of assisted reproduction.
2013 Gold Medal Winner IPBA Benjamin Franklin Award, LGBT Category
Each year, over 7.3 million Americans face infertility. In their search for answers and alternative means for building a family, they turn to the nearly 500 reproductive specialty clinics across the US.
Same-sex and single-by-choice parents are more prevalent than ever in the fertility industry and there is no definitive, up-to-date guide to help families of all types approach egg donation. Resources are fragmented, and that's true regardless of your family "type."
Insider's Guide to Egg Donation, is the first how-to-handbook that helps families of all types navigate the less talked about but widely practiced egg donor landscape with a warm and friendly tone, giving those in need of a different kind of stork the answers and information they need as they begin to research family-building options.
The Insider's Guide to Egg Donation Answers:
• What do I need to know about the medical process of using an egg donor?
• What are the latest reproductive medicine technologies that we should know about?
• What should I consider when choosing a fertility clinic?
• How should I evaluate potential egg donor agencies?
Finding Our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families
Wendy Kramer, founder and director of the Donor Sibling Registry, and Naomi Cahn, family and reproductive law professor, have compiled a comprehensive and thorough guide for the growing community of families with donor-conceived children. Kramer and Cahn believe that all donor-conceived children’s desire to know their genetic family must be honored, and in Finding Our Families, they offer advice on how to foster healthy relationships within immediate families and their larger donor family networks based on openness and acceptance.
With honesty and compassion, the authors offer thoughtful strategies and inspirational stories to help parents answer their own, and their children’s, questions and concerns that will surely arise, including:
How to support your children’s curiosity and desire to know about their ancestry and genetic and medical background.
How to help children integrate their birth story into a healthy self-image.
How to help your children search for their donor or half siblings if and when they express interest in doing so.
Finding Our Families opens up the lives of donor-conceived people who may be coping with uncertainty, thriving despite it, and finding novel ways to connect in this uncharted territory as they navigate the challenges and rewards of the world of donor conception.