by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-06-05 at 00:48:06
Since 1983, Dr. Hanafin has counseled people struggling with infertility, surrogate mothers, egg donors and birth mothers.
Dr. Hanafin is a licensed clinical psychologist who oversees the screening & matching process for surrogates for Center for Surrogate Parenting the longest-operating surrogacy agency in the world, with a 40-year track record of success. Hilary’s practice is primarily focused on surrogacy and the psychological aspects of third-party reproduction. She is the managing counselor for the counseling team, which works with over 90 surrogates at a time and has counselled over a thousand surrogates.
Hilary is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She lectures across the country regarding the psychological aspects of surrogate parenting. Dr. Hanafin’s doctoral dissertation is entitled, ‘The Surrogate Mother: An Exploratory Study’. She continues to collect testing and interview data on women who participate in third party reproduction. She collaborates and assists researchers on projects addressing the long-term effects of surrogacy. Dr Hanafin has written textbook chapters that educate mental health professionals in the field of third-party reproduction
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