Two Eggs, Two Kids: An egg donor's account of friendship, infertility & secrets (Paperback)
*WINNER, 2016 National Ind. Excellence Book Awards (Women's Health) *SILVER MEDALIST, 2016 IPPY Awards (Independent publisher's Awards) *FINALIST, USA Best Book Awards (Women's Issues)*GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 2015 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL *WINNER, 2015 Great Midwest Book Festival.Alicia Young doesn't have kids (she forgot). Yet she had two biological children. "Two Eggs, Two Kids" is the story of how Alicia came to donate her eggs to two couples-both good friends-who were struggling with infertility. The way these families began and the way their relationships unfolded could not be more different.One baby's origins were celebrated in the open.The other's roots were cloaked in secrecy.Two Eggs, Two Kids provides an insightful, touching, and gently humorous look into the world of infertility-a world experienced by one in eight couples today. Meet: -Alicia, the egg donor, who explains why she did it, how she did it, and how she feels today-Angela, one of the egg recipients, who recounts her journey and what propelled her-Rachael, Angela's daughter, who reveals how she feels about her "spare mom"A Guided Tour to Being an Egg Donor: -A handy peek into the physical and emotional assessment-What you can expect from the process-Anecdotes from other donors, recipients, and family members-A checklist of questions for donors and recipients-Tips for family and friends on both sides.
ALICIA YOUNG is an Australian international TV journalist with more than fifteen years' experience as a medical reporter, foreign correspondent, and news anchor. Prior to journalism, she was a social worker and crisis counselor in the areas of child protection and mental health. Alicia was once told off by Mother Teresa for not having children and has volunteered at a hospice and leprosy hospital in India. Outside work, Alicia handles parasols and power tools with equal ease (not really, but she helpfully holds the flashlight when needed). She lives in the US. www.twoeggstwokids.com & www.aliciayoung.net