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Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many (1993)

Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she ... See full summary »

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Michele Greene ...
Patty Nowakowski
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Aaron Nowakowski
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Bill Davis
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Sharon Davis
Alex Doduk ...
Aaron Jr.
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Adam
Heather Beaty ...
Abby
Shannon Beaty ...
Abby
Kerry Sandomirsky ...
Donna
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Daniel Hall
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Madeline
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Doctor
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Michele Goodger ...
Mrs. Todd
Jeff Irvine ...
Ted
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Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she is expecting twins, and the couple for whom she is pregnant will only accept one child, provided it is female. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Excellent film
8 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was an great movie, based on a true story. Patti Nowakowski is a loving mom with three children. She decides to become a surrogate for a couple who have one son, but can't have more children.

Patti is not at all concerned about being able to give up the baby, and the couple assures her they wouldn't have any trouble accepting a child with disabilties. When Patti finds out she is carrying twins, we find out that the couple DOES have a problem accepting a boy...they tell Patti they will only take the girl twin and the boy will be surrendered for adoption.

I thought it was very well acted. You really had to hate Stephen Macht who was willing to give away his flesh and blood (his sperm was used) because he was "too old" to be a father to a boy (some utter nonsense about not being able to play ball with him or something like that). Nancy Stafford portrayed the wife exactly as I would have imagined she really was...unable to stand up to her husband. Michelle Green was awesome as Patti, totally willing to honor her contract until she learned the baby boy was being tossed out like he was nothing.

In response to a viewer comment that the movie would have been better if Patti's husband had fought against her, well, maybe so, but maybe that's not how it actually happened. Maybe he was supportive of her.


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