And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents & Our Unexpected Families

And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents & Our Unexpected Families


Edited by Susan Goldberg, Edited by Chloe T. Brushwood Rose

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  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Format: Paperback | 235 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 13mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 1897178832
  • ISBN 13: 9781897178836
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 341,171

Product description

What happens when would-be dyke moms or gay dads ask a friend or acquaintance to donate sperm or an egg, or to act as a surrogate? What's the difference between being a donor and being a parent? What happens to non-biological parents when a known donor is also part of the picture? When and how does biology count a€" or does it? Why do parents choose known donors, and what happens if things get ugly? And what does all this mean for queer families already facing extraordinary social pressures? A quirky, funny, and occasionally heartbreaking collection of personal essays, this book offers an intimate look at the relative risks and unexpected rewards of queer, do-it-yourself baby-making, and the ways in which families are re-made in the process. The contributors a€" donors, biological and non-bio parents, and their children a€" offer provocative, nuanced insights into what it means to be or to use a known donor, and how queer families are being re-conceived to include new roles, new rules, and kinship ties that transcend biology.

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