Family Relationships: A Life Span Development Approach [NOTES Part 12] - 4.0ed the course

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Department
Family and Child Sciences
Course
FAD 2230
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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 It takes anywhere from $200,000 to $400,000 to raise a child; why do we do it? Rewards  outweigh the costs  How to have children • The good old fashioned way • Fertility treatment → Artificial insemination: inject sperm into the vaginal canal using a glorified turkey  baster  → In­Vitro Fertilization: “test tube babies”; extract eggs and sperm; let them join and  fertilize in a test tube and then implant them back into the woman  → Surrogate mothering: non­biological mother is carrying the baby • Adoption → Process: Public vs. Private  → Type: closed, open, semi­open  Transition to parenthood (when you move from being single to having children) • The transition to parenthood is challenging; 40 – 70% of couples experience stress,  conflict, and a decline in marital satisfaction during this time • Several factors affect the transition → Baby’s temperament, baby’s sex (eas
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