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Sperm Donor Dad

Author : Cheryl Shuler
ISBN : 1432747770
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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TICK TOCK GOES THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK When Cheryl's biological clock goes from a gentle tick-tock to a grandfather-clock BONG, BONG, she decides it's time to take action. This lighthearted tale is the true story of a single, straight woman who wants to have a baby but is tired of waiting for Mr. Right. When she decides to use an anonymous sperm donor, the result is a sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious journey as Cheryl raises her son by herself. When they stumble upon a way to locate the "anonymous" donor and some of her son's half-siblings, it results in a brand new 21st century family, rich with possibilities. This book gives the reader a personal peek into the process of donor insemination, and not just from Cheryl's point of view. Her son and one of his siblings share their own observations. A chapter from the donor's perspective takes you behind the closed doors of a sperm bank and answers the question, "Why would a guy want to donate sperm?" Sperm Donor = Dad will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Buying Dad

Author : Harlyn Aizley
ISBN : 1555837557
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Harlyn Aizley takes the reader on one of the most personal, intimate and utterly female journeys any woman, gay or straight, can make - that of becoming a mother. Aizley's story begins with the search for sperm. The journey unfolds within the context of her relationship with her female partner, her mother's cancer diagnosis, the threat of her own possible infertility, and finally pregnancy itself. Aizley's wry voice and candid prose embrace this confluence of major life events with humour and wisdom.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Random Families

Author : Rosanna Hertz
ISBN : 9780190888299
Genre : Social Science
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The ready availability of donated sperm and eggs has made possible an entirely new form of family. Children of the same donor and their families, with the help of the internet, can now locate each other and make contact. Sometimes this network of families form meaningful connections that blossom into longstanding groups, and close friendships. This book is about unprecedented families that have grown up at the intersection of new reproductive technologies, social media and the human desire for belonging. Random Families asks: Do shared genes make you a family? What do couples do when they discover that their children shares half their DNA with a dozen or more other offspring from the same sperm donor? What do kids find in common with their donor siblings? What becomes of these chance networks once parents and donor siblings find one another? Based on over 350 interviews with children (ages 10-28) and their parents from all over the U.S., Random Families chronicles the chain of choices that couples and single mothers make from what donor to use to how to participate (or not) in donor sibling networks. Children reveal their understanding of a donor, the donor's spot on the family tree and the meaning of their donor siblings. Through rich first-person accounts of network membership, the book illustrates how these extraordinary relationships -- woven from bits of online information and shared genetic ties -- are transformed into new possibilities for kinship. Random Families offers down-to-earth stories from real families to highlight just how truly distinctive these contemporary new forms of family are.
Category: Social Science

Now I Know

Author : Dan Lewis
ISBN : 9781440563621
Genre : Reference
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Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts. Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.
Category: Reference

Relatedness In Assisted Reproduction

Author : Tabitha Freeman
ISBN : 9781107038288
Genre : Psychology
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This multidisciplinary book addresses the nature and meaning of relationships and identity in assisted conception families.
Category: Psychology

The Sage Encyclopedia Of Lgbtq Studies

Author : Abbie E. Goldberg
ISBN : 9781483371290
Genre : Psychology
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This far-reaching and contemporary new Encyclopedia examines and explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives. The work focuses on LGBTQ issues and identity primarily through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic, and addresses questions such as: · What are the key theories used to understand variations in sexual orientation and gender identity? · How do Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) affect LGBTQ youth? · How do LGBTQ people experience the transition to parenthood? · How does sexual orientation intersect with other key social locations, such as race, to shape experience and identity? · What are the effects of marriage equality on sexual minority individuals and couples? Top researchers and clinicians contribute to the 400 signed entries, from fields such as: · Psychology · Human Development · Gender/Queer Studies · Sexuality Studies · Social Work · Sociology The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is an essential resource for researchers interested in an interdisciplinary perspective on LGBTQ lives and issues.
Category: Psychology

Raising Black Boys

Author : Jawanza Kunjufu
ISBN : NWU:35556038830469
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A guide for African American parents offers more than one hundred tips on guiding boys into adulthood and helping them avoid the negative impact of peer pressure and popular culture.
Category: Family & Relationships

Father Daughter Relationships

Author : Linda Nielsen
ISBN : 9781000012019
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In this fully revised new edition, Father-Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues summarises and analyses the most relevant research regarding father-daughter relationships, aiming to break down the persistent misconceptions regarding fatherhood and father-daughter relationships and encourage the reader to take a more objective and analytical approach. The research is brought to life with compelling personal stories from fathers and daughters, including well-known celebrities and politicians. Boxed quizzes and questionnaires show students how the research can be applied to their own lives while others highlight the relationships between real-life fathers and daughters. Nielsen discusses the father-daughter relationship within a diverse range of family structures, including divorced and separated parents, gay parents, adopted children and children of sperm donors. Covering a wide range of topics, including the father’s impact on his daughter’s cognitive, academic, social and physical wellbeing, ethnic minorities, and incarcerated or abusive fathers, Father-Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues gives panoramic view of the most recent research and statistics. This book is essential reading for upper level undergraduate and for graduate students, as well as for practitioners working with families, such as social workers, mental health professionals and family counsellors. It is especially relevant for courses in psychology, sociology, women’s studies, and counselling. Linda Nielsen is a Professor of Adolescent and Educational Psychology at Wake Forest University. A member of the faculty for 35 years, she is a nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships.
Category: Family & Relationships

Stengrow S Dad

Author : Elia Katz
ISBN : UOM:39015037456004
Genre : Birthparents
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The hilarious story of a typical American doing his best to be a good son to each & every one of the thirty-six men who might possibly be his father. When Reynold Stengrow learns that his true father was a donor at the Dr. I Lord Sperm Bank for Geniuses, he sets off on a journey to discover exactly which genius is his True Dad. Until he knows for sure, he must love & honor them ALL - the Aryan neo-Nazi rocket scientist, as well as the Black Muslim who hates all whites, & the successful Jewish TV producer - at the same time. Not to mention all the other citizens, millionaires, politicians, poets & failures who just might be Stengrow's Dad... Russell Baker, writing in the NEW YORK TIMES, called Elia Katz's last book ARMED LOVE, "An important book," & noted, "Katz's writing has this Orwellian feel of being dead right." PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY said: "Clarity, humor, wit, integrity & a passionate empathy with the seekers of his generation mark this work by a brilliant writer." STENGROW'S DAD is the comic masterpiece long awaited by Katz's readers.
Category: Birthparents

Finding Her Dad

Author : Janice Kay Johnson
ISBN : 9781459206113
Genre : Fiction
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Having her own family is not too much to ask! Although it's been tough, sixteen-year-old Sierra Lind has assembled some good candidates. First there's the most perfect foster mom ever—Lucy Malone. And now Sierra has found her bio dad, Jonathan Brenner. With the way Lucy and her dad are making eyes at each other… Well, Sierra will have her family unit any day now. But things go south when her dad and Lucy take opposite sides on a deal-breaker issue. And guess who's in the middle? Yeah, that's so not where Sierra wants to be. She has to fix this so that everything goes back to normal—meaning her dad and Lucy acting like they can't get enough of each other!
Category: Fiction


Author : Alix Lambert
ISBN : UOM:39015076122004
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A bank robber goes on a spree. A man confesses to a murder he did'nt commit. A gangster tortures his accomplice. The perfect murder is attempted by two teenagers. These are just a few of the cases - fact and fiction, little known and legendary - that Alix Lambert explores in her investigation of the nature of crime, both real and imagined. Throughout these compelling interviews - with detectives, actors, murderers, film directors, prison inmates and authors - a constant theme emerges: Could I do that? Is it bad luck or bad judgement that pushes someone over the edge? The boundaries between safety and danger aren't as defined as we'd like to believe.
Category: Literary Criticism

Still A Dad

Author : Serge Prengel
ISBN : 1892482002
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A deeply-felt, well thought-out guide for separated and divorced fathers. It provides a look inside the heart and mind of a typical divorced father, during and after his divorce. The narrative is interwoven with psychological and social perspective. It includes stories of actual divorced dads.The book provides a message of hope as well as practical advice.
Category: Family & Relationships

My Daddy S Name Is Donor

Author : Elizabeth Marquardt
ISBN : 1931764204
Genre : Family & Relationships
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My Daddy's Name Is Donor reveals stunning findings about the lives of adult offspring of sperm donation, one of the most common reproductive technologies and one that has been practiced widely in the United States and around the world for decades. Based on first-ever representative, comparative study of adults conceived via sperm donation, it discusses how they struggle with the implications of their conception and how they fare worse than their peers raised by biological parents on important outcomes such as depression, delinquency, and substance abuse. My Daddy's Name Is Donor aims to launch an international debate on ethics, meaning, and practice of donor conception.
Category: Family & Relationships

Rad Dad

Author : Tomas Moniz
ISBN : 9781604866100
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Combining the best of the award-winning magazine Rad Dad and the Daddy Dialectic blog, this compilation features the best essays written for fathers by a multitude of dads from different walks of life. Bestselling authors, writers, musicians, and others collaborate on this collection that focuses on some of the modern complexities of fatherhood. Touching on topics such as the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience; the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers; the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers; the emotions of sperm donation; and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration, this anthology leaves no stone unturned in the discussion of being a dad. Contributors include: Steve Almond, Jack Amoureux, Mike Araujo, Mark Andersen, Jeff Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Conant, Jason Denzin, Cory Doctorow, Craig Elliott, Chip Gagnon, Keith Hennessy, David L. Hoyt, Simon Knapus, Ian MacKaye, Tomas Moniz, Zappa Montag, Raj Patel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Sperber, Burke Stansbury, Shawn Taylor, Tata, Jeff West, and Mark Whiteley.
Category: Family & Relationships

Pilgrim Souls

Author : Rene Reid
ISBN : 1425781179
Genre : Fiction
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A fictional love story set amidst the shocking reality of 9/11, this narrative parallels the plight of America as it searches for solutions to a senseless and ill-conceived war with a couple struggling to work through their own personal conflicts. A love story set against one of the greatest tragedies in U.S. history, Pilgrim Souls beautifully shows how understanding the other side is an essential step toward healing rifts between individuals as well as nations. "I found this fictional story to have the depth to make anyone relate to the facts on one of the great tragedies in U.S. history. Very convincing and devastating to America's image as the beacon of democracy." Major General Antonio Taguba, the Army general whose report on his investigation into the Abu Ghraib prison abuse created worldwide outcry. Pilgrim Souls opens with the tragic scene of two airplanes flying into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Through two brothers, one the Attorney General of California and the other a staff member in the office of the U.S. Secretary of State in Washington, the narrative weaves together many of the facts that Americans experienced before and after this terrorist attack: the un-preparedness of the intelligence agencies before the attack on the World Trade Center; the determination of the Bush administration to rearrange the map of the Middle East; the manipulation of the CIA who were ordered to find a reason to go into Iraq; the op-ed article released by Ambassador Joseph Wilson attacking President Bush for using the infamous Niger Report as a justification for the war; the retaliation of the administration by leaking the identity of Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA agent; and the inhumane treatment of the detainees in Abu Ghraib. The story ties together these separate but related issues in a compelling narrative that offers a general understanding of what happened behind the scenes in the lead up to the Iraqi war. Ultimately, through interviews with international experts, the brothers create a new diplomatic foreign policy for the next presidential administration that would open the way to more peaceful solutions to world relations. Running parallel to this is the more intimate story of Attorney General Kyle Anderson and his partner, Jenny Roberts, a couple deeply in love but struggling to find harmony amidst their differing views toward their relationship. Recently divorced after a twenty-year marriage, Kyle wants a traditional marriage with the woman he loves. It seems a simple enough aspiration except for the fact that he falls in love with Jenny, who after being widowed and divorced, is more interested in having a life partner than in getting married again. Both the personal and global situations appear hopeless until changes begin to take place both in Washington politics and in the hero and heroine. Even though the events after 9/11 leave the couple separated by their individual journeys-both emotionally and physically-their undeniable bond remains strong. Jenny begins methodically to look inside of herself to discover her part in preventing their finding a compromise to their differences. Kyle steps down from his position in public office, leaves California, and goes to work in Washington as the president of the U.S. Institute of Peace. In his effort to work with his brother toward a new and better foreign policy, Kyle begins to discover the similarities between the necessary steps for international peace and for interpersonal peace. The key to both is understanding - delving deeply to gain awareness of what drove the other side to such extreme measures and accepting some responsibility for what caused the conflict in the first place. Years later, Kyle is able to own his part in the fallout with Jenny. But she has vanished and left him with nothing but memories. Now he will risk everything to find her. This book is the spiritual journey o
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