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Every Conceivable Way: One couple's extraordinary journey to parenthood over nine years and three continents

Every Conceivable Way: One couple's extraordinary journey to parenthood over nine years and three continents (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Meris, Despina

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New Yorker Despina Meris had always imagined her future with children in it. After falling in love and moving to Australia in her early twenties and battling cancer at age thirty, she and her husband Bill finally settled down to baby-making - only to have miscarriage after miscar...riage. They tried IVF, with the same result. Heartbreaking years of trying and thousands of dollars later, they turned to surrogacy - first in India, then the Ukraine and finally in Thailand, where their son was conceived. But just when they thought their dramas were over, Thailand banned all surrogacy and the government issued a warrant for the arrest of their doctor. Despina and Bill were left with no way of contacting their pregnant surrogate, and no response from their medical clinic. This is the almost-too-crazy-to-be-true story of Despina and Bill's nine-year quest to become parents, but it's about more than just the drive to have a child. It's also an insider's experience of the IVF and surrogacy industries, and the way women are treated in the fertility meat-grinder. It's about what it's like to live for years with uncertainty, how far you'll go before you call it quits, and what really matters when it seems like all the odds are stacked against you.
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ISBN 9781743796085
Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781743796085
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Imprint Hardie Grant Books
Published 1 Apr 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Meris, Despina
Category Biography & Autobiography
Infertility & Fertilization
Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Care: Advice
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 362.1981780092
Weight 430g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text General/trade

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