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Random families : genetic strangers, sperm donor siblings, and the creation of new kin

Author: Rosanna Hertz; Margaret K Nelson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ready availability of donated sperm and eggs has made possible an entirely new form of family. Children of the same donor and their families, with the help of the internet, can now locate each other and make contact. Sometimes this network of families form meaningful connections that blossom into longstanding groups and close friendships. This book is about the unprecedented families that have grown up at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hertz, Rosanna.
Random families.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018003058
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosanna Hertz; Margaret K Nelson
ISBN: 0190888288 9780190888299 0190888296 9780190888282 9780190888305 019088830X
OCLC Number: 1022084255
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : unprecedented relationships --
Part I: Making sense of the donor and donor siblings. Choosing donors ; Inventing the donor/inventing the self ; Parents make contact with genetic strangers ; The surprise of donor siblings --
Part II: Five features networks of donor siblings. Michael's clan : the arrival of the father ; The 7008 builders : we are family ; The tourists : just related strangers ; Connected soul mates : emotional ties ; The social capitalists : joining the preschoolers group ; Donor sibling networks : continuity and change --
Conclusion : choice in donor sibling networks.
Responsibility: Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson.

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"The ready availability of donated sperm and eggs has made possible an entirely new form of family. Children of the same donor and their families, with the help of the internet, can now locate each other and make contact. Sometimes this network of families form meaningful connections that blossom into longstanding groups and close friendships. This book is about the unprecedented families that have grown up at the intersection of new reproductive technologies, social media, and the human desire for belonging." -- Front flap.

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Hertz and Nelson's approach is a welcome addition to the scholarship on searching for genetic relations among donor-conceived people and their parents . . . Random Families is an intellectually Read more...

 
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