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
Date Written: December 22, 2014
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
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