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Title Wanting a child / edited and with an introduction by Jill Bialosky and Helen Schulman.

Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.874 WANT    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 274 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents Heedless Love / Barbara Jones -- The Habitual Aborter / Helen Schulman -- The Boys / Sophie Cabot Black -- Missing Children / Bob Shacochis -- In Vitro / Agnes Rossi -- A Small Memorial / Peter Carey -- Oracles / Rita Gabis -- Bringing Home Baby / Tama Janowitz -- Death Before Life / Kevin Canty -- The Lake of Suffering / Phillip Lopate -- The Ghost Mother / Marly Swick -- A Love Diverted / Lynn Lauber -- One in Ten Thousand / I. N. Wakefield -- Scarlett O'Hara at the Moonlit Pagoda / Jenifer Levin -- Pretty Story / Amy Hempel -- Whose Child is This? / Ann Hood -- Scenes from a Surrogacy / Stephen Byrnes -- Mother of One / Lisa Shea -- Fear and Complications / Michael Berube -- Finalizing Luke / Jesse Green -- Swimmer in the Secret Sea / William Kotzwinkle -- Ex Utero / Jill Bialosky.
Summary With humor, courage, pain, and joy, the writers in this collection of personal essays and fiction share the same dream - the wish for a child. Here they reveal their complicated but mostly successful journeys, whether they involve surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, pregnancy after multiple miscarriages, or adoption. Also included are inspiring accounts of families that defy the traditional definition, from homes with same-sex partners to those with single parents or stepparents.
Other author Bialosky, Jill.
Schulman, Helen.
Subject Parents -- United States -- Case studies.
Childlessness -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Human reproductive technology -- United States -- Case studies.
Adoption -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 0374286345 (alk. paper)