And Baby Makes More

And Baby Makes More

Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families

Book - 2009
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What happens when would-be dyke mums or gay dads ask a friend or acquaintance to donate sperm or an egg, or to act as a surrogate? What's the difference between being a donor and being a parent? What happens to non-biological parents when a known donor is also part of the picture? When and how does biology count -- or does it? Why do parents choose known donors, and what happens if things get ugly? And what does all this mean for queer families already facing extraordinary social pressures? A quirky, funny, and occasionally heartbreaking collection of personal essays, this book offers an intimate look at the relative risks and unexpected rewards of queer, do-it-yourself baby-making, and the ways in which families are re-made in the process. The contributors -- donors, biological and non-bio parents, and their children -- offer provocative, nuanced insights into what it means to be or to use a known donor, and how queer families are being re-conceived to include new roles, new rules, and kinship ties that transcend biology.
Publisher: London, Ont. : Insomniac Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781897178836
1897178832
Characteristics: 235 p. : ill.

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