Biological parents Essay

Submitted By kiacarroll
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Biological parents:

Personal definition: The full blood related parents to child/children.
Examine the major differences of planned and unplanned pregnancies on the parents.
Planned Pregnancy
Unplanned Pregnancy
-Parents are more mentally prepared for the roles and responsibilities of looking after a child
-Have made a conscious decision to have a child and bring life into the world therefore meaning they feel they have the adequate means to take care of a child
-Have had much more time to prepare e.g. nursery room, clothes, cot, car seat etc
-After discussing within the relationship about having a child, they may have told the family and have their support
-If discussing and planning to have a child they would be of an adequate and responsible age
-They may need to buy a new house in order to make room for the child, have special needs for preparing and would have the financial support they need
- The parents haven’t expected to fall pregnant and may not be mentally ready for a child or want to have a child
- Upon not planning pregnancy they may be at an age that they’re not in an adequate position to take care of a child e.g. teenagers
- Because it is an unplanned pregnancy the two individuals may not know till a few months in leaving them minimal time to prepare
- Due to it being unplanned and a shock upon the parents it would also be a shock to family and friends and this may result in a lack of support.
-With the pregnancy being unplanned they MAY be at an adequate age but there is more likely a chance they’re underage or very young in age
- Same as the above, due to thinks such as lack of time, potentially underage etc they may not have the financial support in order to cater for a child’s needs.
- Having the unplanned pregnancy may make the parents upset and angry that it wasn’t their choice potentially resulting in the neglect of the child or not being cared for with the appropriate measures.

Assisted reproductive technologies – IVF & GIFT
What is IVF? Describe the process and who is most likely to need this process?
IVF is In Vitro Fertilization. It can be used to overcome a range of fertility issues such as sperm antibodies, endometriosis and unexplained infertility. For many couples it gives them a chance at having a baby. Couples who have problems with fertility will most likely need this process if they would like to have a child, this is also a good option for same-sex couples and single women.
The process:
Step 1: At your initial appointment. Your fertility specialists will review your medical history and all previous investigations and treatments
Step 2: Pre-treatment consultation
Step 3: Treatment begins
Step 4: Hormone stimulation
Step 5: treatment monitoring
Step 6: Trigger injections
Step 7: Egg collection in day surgery
Step 8: Egg fertilization
Step 9: Embryo development
Step 10: Embryo transfer
Step 11: Embryo freezing
Step 12: Pregnancy
Analyse the positives and negatives of IVF
What is GIFT? How does it differ to IVF? Why might this be used as opposed to IVF?
The initials GIFT stand for gamete intra-fallopian transfer. Gametes are reproductive cells (eggs and sperm). GIFT is a by-product of IVF research, the procedure is suitable for women with normal fallopian tubes and is most commonly used to treat unexplained infertility. IVF is often the first port of call. If the ability of the sperm to fertilize the egg is proven but pregnancy doesn't result, GIFT may be attempted. Its not usually used in place of IVF but more so as a ‘second option’ if IVF didn’t work. Instead of trying IVF again you can try GIFT, which isn’t as expensive as each cycle of IVF
Social Parents
Adoptive:
Definition: Adoption: to choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname or to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one's own child, specifically by a formal legal act.

Individuals or couples may choose to adopt…