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Oxford University Press

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

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Title: Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin
Author: Rosanna Hertz
ISBN: 9780190888275
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2018
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Condition: Used: Near Fine
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Publisher Description:
Random Families is about the unprecedented families that have grown up at the intersection of new reproductive technologies, social media, and the human desire for belonging. Children of the same donor and their families, with the help of the internet, can now locate each other and make
contact. Based on over 350 interviews with children (ages 10-28), their parents and related donors from all over the U.S., Random Families chronicles the chain of choices that couples and single mothers make from what donor to use to how to participate (or not) in donor sibling networks. Children
reveal their understanding of a donor, the donor's spot on the family tree and the meaning of their donor siblings. Through rich first-person accounts of network membership, the book illustrates how these extraordinary relationships-woven from bits of online information and shared genetic ties-are
transformed into new possibilities for kinship. Random Families offers down-to-earth stories from real families to highlight just how truly distinctive these contemporary new forms of family are.