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Author Kramer, Wendy, 1958- author.

Title Finding our families : a first-of-its-kind book for donor-conceived people and their families / Wendy Kramer and Naomi Cahn.

Publication Info. New York : Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.82 KRAMER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.829 KRA    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  362.82 KRAMER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Children's Department  PARENT 362.829 KR    Check Shelf
Description xx, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index.
Summary "The first comprehensive book for children born through donor conception and their families More than one million people have been born in the U.S. through donor sperm or eggs, including Wendy Kramer's son. Realizing the unique concerns of being or parenting a donor-conceived child, Kramer launched what would become the world's largest database for connecting donor-conceived people, the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR), which receives up to two million hits per month. Finding Our Families provides additional support for this growing community. With compassion and insight, the authors draw on extensive research to address situations families face throughout a donor-conceived child's development, including the search for a biological parent or half-sibling, and how to forge a healthy self-image"-- Provided by publisher.
"Reference guide for parents and childern conceived through donor conception who want to search for the missing pieces of their genetic, medical and ancestral backgrounds"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The D word -- No secrets: telling is important! -- How, when, and what to tell your child -- So now you know: for offspring -- After the telling -- The decision to search -- How to search -- A match! What happens next? -- Beyond first contact: bumps in the road -- Truth is relatives -- Families moving forward -- Challenges within the industry and the need for reform -- Postscript from Wendy: connecting to the future.
Subject Birthparents -- United States -- Identification.
Children of sperm donors -- United States.
Added Author Cahn, Naomi R., author.
ISBN 9781583335260 paperback
1583335269 paperback
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