|Marcy Wineman Axness
Ms. Axness writes and speaks internationally on the tapestry of issues that encompass adoption, using as a narrative foundation her own experiences as an adoptee and a mother. Formerly an award-winning television news and documentary producer, Ms. Axness is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in the field of health education and prenatal development. She is currently exploring the question, When does adoption begin? What are the effects - on baby and mother - when a prospective birth mother "emotionally relinquishes" her baby early in her pregnancy? How does it affect prospective adoptive parents to have their sights, hopes and dreams set on one particular baby being carried by one particular prospective birth mother? These and other prenatal issues in adoption, surrogacy, reproductive technologies and other "unnatural" routes to parenthood, form the core of Ms. Axness¹ work.