ERIC Number: EJ684528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Families Created Through Surrogacy Arrangements: Parent-Child Relationships in the 1st Year of Life.
Golombok, Susan; Murray, Clare; Jadva, Vasanti; MacCallum, Fiona; Lycett,Emma
Developmental Psychology, v40 n3 p400-411 May 2004
Findings are presented of a study of families created through surrogacy arrangements. Forty-two surrogacy families were compared with 51 egg-donation families and 80 natural-conception families on standardized interview and questionnaire measures of the psychological well-being of the parents, the quality of parent-child relationships, and infant temperament. The differences that were identified between the surrogacy families and the other family types indicated greater psychological well-being and adaptation to parenthood by mothers and fathers of children born through surrogacy arrangements than by the natural-conception parents.
Descriptors: Psychology, Parents, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Studies, Pregnancy, Well Being, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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