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A Mother's Story: The Truth about the Baby M Case
She wanted to give the gift of life, to help a childless couple by bearing a baby for them. But after giving birth to a beautiful daughter, Mary Beth Whitehead wanted to keep "Baby M" and fought to keep her child. Here is her story, in her own words--a story of heartbreak, courage, and--most of all--of love. Martin's.
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published February 1st 1989 by St Martins Press
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This was about one of the early surrogacy cases that took place in 1980's. Mary Beth Whitehead agreed to have a child for a couple using her own egg and the husband's sperm. After the baby, Baby M (Melissa) was born, Mary Beth realized she could not give her up. The Whitehead's went into hiding, but eventually were found and custody was awarded the the father and his wife. Mary Beth sued for custody or at the very least visitation. Mary Beth was vilified in the courts and the case when all the w...more