The Uncertain Legal Basis for the New Kinship

Journal of Family Issues 0192513X14563797, first published on December 18, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0192513X14563797

Posted: 24 Dec 2014

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Naomi Cahn

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: December 22, 2014

Abstract

This article addresses the legal regime that affects donor-conceived family communities. It shows how these new relationships both reinforce and complicate the social, cultural, and economic meanings of family, where the law fits into all of these relationships, and why — based on the strong interests and emotional connections between members of these new communities — we might consider broader legal protections. It provides a typology of legal approaches to these new familial relationships created through donor conception.

Keywords: Gender, family law, reproductive technology, health and bioethics

JEL Classification: I10, K39

Suggested Citation

Cahn, Naomi R., The Uncertain Legal Basis for the New Kinship (December 22, 2014). Journal of Family Issues 0192513X14563797, first published on December 18, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0192513X14563797, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2541693

Naomi R. Cahn (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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