CRYO KID: DRAWING A NEW MAP -- A New Book Explores the Human Emotions Behind Reproduction Technology

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A seventy-something Grandma barely survives her career-driven daughters' quest for children and discovers a heartwarming new definition of family.

The little seven-year-old girl born to a single mother through an anonymous donor (also called DI or donor insemination) from a sperm bank never met her Daddy, so she doesn't miss him. That's what she tells curious people who ask. She is a cryo kid--the word "cryo" is short for cryogenics. As readers of CRYO KID: DRAWING A NEW MAP, a just published book by Corinne Heather Copnick, roller coast through the human side of technological ups and downs with the cryo kid's seventy-something grandma (the author, who barely survives her career-driven daughter's quest for children), they discover a heart-warming new definition of family.

From Grandma's perspective, the author explores the exponential transformation that has taken place in families in her lifetime, as well as the infertility/fertility crisis currently being experienced by career women who waited too long to have children. As over 40 baby boomers, they seek reproductive specialists and explore pregnancy alternatives ranging from genetic testing, egg retrieval, in vitro (IVF), egg donation, surrogacy and medical tourism.

Against the backdrop of three cities, Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles and inspired by true experience, CRYO KID is, in fact, written from several perspectives: the voices of Grandma, her daughter, the grand-daughter (a gifted child who adds so much joy to their lives), and the sperm donor. Unexpectedly, eight siblings are discovered across the country, and the donor reveals himself.

Written with insightful humor and a sense of wonder, CRYO KID is intended to be educational, positive, and eye-opening. It asks this question: How do we maintain our values in an exponentially changing world? "Corinne Copnick does a remarkable job of demystifying the increasingly common experience of using a sperm donor," attests the California Cryobank. "Her warm, caring account of her own daughter's story provides a compelling introduction into the possibilities and responsibilities ... as the field of assisted reproduction technology grows."

Available at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Cryo-Kid-Drawing-New-Map/dp/0595478344/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202062289&sr=8-1), BarnesandNoble.com (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Cryo kid&z=y), other online booksellers, and may be ordered at major bookstores. Signed copies available at http://www.cryokid.com.

L.A. Book Signing

CRYO KID will be launched in Los Angeles at Dutton's Brentwood Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310.476.6263) on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 2 P.M. (everyone welcome).

For further information, please contact Corinne Copnick by email (corinne@cryokid.com) or telephone (818.345.1531). Coverage and interviews will be greatly appreciated. The author is available for online or offline promotion.

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