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The Father As An Idea

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores how donor-assisted families construct an absent father to fit with the dictates of the master narrative that all children have physical fathers. It turns out that the women who ... More


Conclusion: Projecting single mothers into the future

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Middle-class single mothers are here to stay, this chapter states. However, the future is less about women who chanced pregnancy or chose adoption and more about donor-assisted families. These women ... More


Creating Communities across Families

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores how people find out that they are donor conceived, and why and how people search for other members of their donor families to form donor-conceived family communities (or kin ... More


4 Creating Communities across Families

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores how people find out that they are donor conceived, and why and how people search for other members of their donor families to form donor-conceived family communities (or kin ... More


Adoption and Fitting in

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Adoptive mothers do not linger over the question of genes the way that donor-assisted families do. Without a biological connection, the discovery of who their children are (personality and talents) ... More


Why Not to Regulate

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the arguments raised against the increased regulation of fertility markets. The first argument is that donor-conceived family networks differ so fundamentally from more ... More


10 Why Not to Regulate

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the arguments raised against the increased regulation of fertility markets. The first argument is that donor-conceived family networks differ so fundamentally from more ... More


Introduction

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book looks at the families/relationships conceived through donors, and documents these newly developing connections. It ... More


Creating Families

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the type of new kinship that is created through the use of third-party gametes: the one created between parent and child and, in two-parent families, the development of new ... More


Reasons to Regulate

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter underscores the importance of developing a new framework that focuses on family and personhood in the assisted reproductive technology (ART) world; these foundational issues are ... More


Regulating for Connection

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Most donor-conceived people are interested in learning more about the donor and any half-siblings who were conceived through use of the same donor. There are numerous issues as well as potential ... More


Introduction

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book looks at the families/relationships conceived through donors, and documents these newly developing connections. It ... More


3 Creating Families

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the type of new kinship that is created through the use of third-party gametes: the one created between parent and child and, in two-parent families, the development of new ... More


7 Reasons to Regulate

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter underscores the importance of developing a new framework that focuses on family and personhood in the assisted reproductive technology (ART) world; these foundational issues are ... More


8 Regulating for Connection

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Most donor-conceived people are interested in learning more about the donor and any half-siblings who were conceived through use of the same donor. There are numerous issues as well as potential ... More


The Meaning of Family in a Changing World

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores changing meanings of the terms “family” and “parents”. It considers some of the new forms of family that populate the donor-conceived world. It shows how donor-conceived ... More


The Laws of the Donor World: Parents and Children

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter deals with the laws governing donor-created families. Most states have laws that address who is defined as a parent in the donor world. The chapter first explores those definitions and ... More


Conclusion: Challenging and Creating Kinship

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter summarizes the book's main themes and presents some final thoughts. This book explored donor-conceived families and suggested a paradigm shift toward regulating these families and their ... More


2 The Meaning of Family in a Changing World

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores changing meanings of the terms “family” and “parents”. It considers some of the new forms of family that populate the donor-conceived world. It shows how donor-conceived ... More


Conclusion: Challenging and Creating Kinship

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter summarizes the book's main themes and presents some final thoughts. This book explored donor-conceived families and suggested a paradigm shift toward regulating these families and their ... More


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