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320 Pages | 1 line drawing ; 6 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190888275


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Random Families

Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

  • Includes over 350 interviews from donors and both parents and children in the same families
  • Sheds light on critical processes like choosing a donor among parents and the development of identity among children with an unknown donor
  • Chronicles the choices couples and single moms make, from conceiving, to accepting donors into their families, to discovering that other children share their child's DNA
  • Explores how children at different ages understand their relationships with their
  • Describes what happens when people are brought together by shared genes, what they say about family resemblances, and how they work through the ways donor siblings become kin
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