I enjoyed this memoir of a man who badly wants a child and takes the reader on the journey to fatherhood via surrogacy. The author writes well and I found his journey moving.
by Janice Bell
This is a topic I don't think I ever really think about, and this really made me want to know more. It's such a deep and moving story-- amazing job, writer!
by Nina Hannah
This is one-man a.k.a Phillips memoir of his surrogate journey. A million things could go wrong with such an undertaking. This though is solely Phillips experience. It gives an insight into some of the emotions particularly of surrogate parents. Not much insight though into the emotions of the surrogate. The entire memoir is solely his perspective and experience. True he had concerns for the surrogate's feelings. While there may be numerous reasons why one might choose to use a surrogate nevertheless Phillips journey is unusual as he wanted his child to continue to have contact with his/her surrogate mother. He discusses why and the consequent problems he encountered. Belying its candid and matter of fact style this was a long and arduous journey for Phillips especially as he strangely takes responsibility for the emotions of all parties involved. He chooses to focus on this aspect in his memoir. If one would like more information on the monetary or legal aspect of such an undertaking, one would not find it in this memoir though it does hint at it. Phillips memoir serves as an encouragement to those who may pursue surrogacy.
by Beatrice Viegas