Someone Else S Child

Author: Sue Phillips
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702237973
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On a summer morning in Canberra, Sue Phillips gave birth for the fourth time. Sue's husband was by her side, along with Lily, the baby's genetic mother. Labor was brief, but excruciating; and only minutes afterwards, Sue wrapped the newborn in a blanket and handed her over to Lily. What does it take to carry someone else's child? What does it feel like to give her up? Motivated by a strong desire to help, Sue first approached Lily after hearing about her health problems from a mutual friend. Facing a childless future, Lily and her husband were ecstatic, but Sue's surrogacy commitment was only the first step in a long, often difficult, journey for both couples. "Someone Else's Child" is the story of Sue's experience as a 'gestational carrier'?at the age of thirty-nine, with a family of her own, when surrogacy in Australia is still rare, and commercial surrogacy illegal. In her own words, Sue describes the emotional highs and lows, bureaucratic hurdles, physical challenges, family pressures, legal confusion and social scrutiny that followed her decision to become a surrogate. "Someone Else's Child" is a unique personal account of what it means to give the gift of life.

Someone Else S Child

Author: Nancy Woodruff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743212061
Size: 25.69 MB
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From debut novelist Nancy Woodruff comes this chilling and beautifully wrought story of forgiveness, renewal, and the ever-elusive second chance. When fifteen-year-old Matt and his family move from Oregon to an affluent Connecticut suburb, the fact that he is home-schooled brands him as more than an outsider -- he is a town oddity. Just when he seems to have made inroads into the closed social circuit, just when he is embraced by a trio of teenage girls and feels his life might be changing for the better, he is responsible for a devastating car crash that leaves two of the girls dead. Tara isn't in the car with her best friends. Instead, she's by her mother Jennie's bedside as she gives birth to a baby girl. While Jennie and her husband Chris mourn Tara's friends, and try to make sense of their eldest daughter's loss and their own new baby, a pervasive sense of blame begins to rain down on Matt. Jennie knows the community's reaction will surely ruin Matt's life. But when she reaches out to him, hiring him to work for her high school reunion company for the summer, Jennie suddenly finds herself vilified as well. In the face of community and family derision, both imagined and real, physical and emotional, Jennie and Matt soon find themselves in solidarity. As their attachment grows, Jennie realizes that she is bound to Matt by more than just compassion -- that the broken child she sought to save is, somehow, reviving her. Someone Else's Child is a deeply moving story of guilt and forgiveness, despair and hope, and the intricacies of love and responsibility. In rich and unforgettable prose, Nancy Woodruff masterfully explores the fraying loyalties that can turn our world upside down in the face of tragedy.

Someone Else S Child

Author: Helen Klein Ross
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473529735
Size: 51.26 MB
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Some people will go to any lengths to have a baby... Lucy Wakefield wants a child more than anything. So when she finds a seemingly abandoned baby in a store, she sees it as a sign. She doesn't mean for it to go as far it does. Little does she realise the heartbroken family she leaves in her wake, nor the impact her reckless decision will have on the daughter she raises as her own. Mia Wakefield has always known she was adopted but now she is about to discover the devastating secret of her birth - and the lengths her mother went to...

Someone Else S Child

Author: Debbie Bell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479719048
Size: 50.67 MB
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This is a true account of my life until age 45 Years. I have written it in the hope that it will inspire and encourage those who have experienced the effects of being without their biological families ,being placed with the wrong people and other various experiences which are emotionally draining. When faced with difficult situations I felt that I could not give up trying as often I found myself in situations that were not of my own making. I am sincerely hoping that this account will show people not to give up too soon because sometimes you end up being given the Greatest Gift of All.

Loving Someone Else S Child

Author: Angela Hunt
Publisher: Hunt Haven Press
ISBN:
Size: 22.52 MB
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More people than ever are loving other people's children--in stepfamilies, extended families, adoptive families, and other situations that have more to do with love than biology. If you are loving someone else's child, you'll face challenges-- and this book will help you meet them. "In Loving Someone Else's Child, Angela Hunt talks respectfully, affectionately, and expertly to parents like me caught in an imperfect, sometimes impossible, family. She is a family expert with courage and a big heart." Dave Kopp, former editor Christian Parenting Today

Disciplining Someone Else S Children

Author: Dr. Mattie L. Solomon
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491768940
Size: 41.13 MB
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“If this were my child, I would ...” This is a familiar phrase commonly heard from someone confronting a discipline issue with someone else’s child. What do you do when you feel a child left in your care is out of control? What do you do when you can’t lean on what you felt worked with your own children, like a good spanking? “Disciplining Someone Else’s Children” answers this question by providing strategies that support the emotional and social development of young children while setting limits for a safe learning environment. Discipline scenarios are also provided as a tool to examine the interactions between children and teachers and offers an opportunity to use the strategies stipulated to correct undesirable disruptive behavior.

Raising Someone Else S Child

Author: Joy Rivers
Publisher: Xlibris Us
ISBN: 9781984527028
Size: 11.78 MB
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This book is about my life of being a mom and adoptive and foster parent to my sixteen children. I go through all the different emotions that a foster or adoptive parent may experience. I hope to better prepare them and, maybe, inform them enough that they can make wise decisions for their family. I also share some of my stories over the twenty-two years. My sharing may save a child in having a better-prepared foster parent or save a parent from becoming a foster parent. There is a lot of joy in foster parenting, but you are taking on a large responsibility. The more prepared you can be, the better.

Someone Else S Child

Author: Della Galton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503024007
Size: 30.39 MB
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Jo and Elaine are chalk and cheese but they made a pact to be best friends for ever. Even when Jo becomes a single mother, and Elaine becomes a career girl, the two are closer than ever. Then tragedy strikes, and their pact is put to the ultimate test; Jo finds herself forced to choose between doing "the right thing", and keeping a lifelong promise.