What's My Place in this World? A Response to Professor Ellen Waldman's 'What Do We Tell the Children?'

26 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2015  

Lynne Marie Kohm

Regent University - School of Law

Date Written: March 19, 2006

Abstract

Ask a child what she wants to know about her parents, and herself, and she’ll likely respond, according to her age, with something having to do with her search for meaning in life. A child, particularly one approaching young adulthood, wants to know what her origins are and what they mean for her future. The debate presented by this Wells Conference panel asked what children of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) should be told. This Article responds to Professor Ellen Waldman’s suggestions by seeking to listen to children themselves to discern their deepest needs, above all adult voices.

Keywords: assisted reproduction, IVF, child[ren, genetic, biological, identity

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Kohm, Lynne Marie, What's My Place in this World? A Response to Professor Ellen Waldman's 'What Do We Tell the Children?' (March 19, 2006). 35 Capital U. L. Rev. 563 (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2581055

Lynne Marie Kohm (Contact Author)

Regent University - School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.regent.edu/kohm

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