By Tabitha Freeman, Susanna Graham, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Martin Richards

Assisted copy demanding situations and reinforces conventional understandings of relatives, kinship and identification. Sperm, egg and embryo donation and surrogacy increase questions on relatedness for folks, little ones and others taken with growing and elevating a toddler. How socially, morally or psychologically major is a genetic hyperlink among a donor-conceived baby and their donor? What should still young children born via assisted copy learn approximately their origins? Does it subject if a mother or father is genetically unrelated to their baby? How do reports range for women and men utilizing collaborative copy in heterosexual or same-sex undefined, unmarried mum or dad households or co-parenting preparations? What effect does the broader cultural, socio-legal and regulatory context have? during this multidisciplinary e-book, a global staff of lecturers and clinicians assemble new empirical learn and social technology, criminal and bioethical views to discover the main factor of relatedness in assisted copy.

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Man, 21, 494–513. Finkler, K. (2000). Experiencing the New Genetics: Family and Kinship on the Medical Frontier. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Franklin, S. and McKinnon, S. (2002). Relative Values: Reconfiguring Kinship Studies. London: Duke University Press. Freeman, T. and Richards, M. (2006). ‘DNA testing and kinship: paternity, genealogy and the search for the “truth” of our genetic origins’, in F. Ebtehaj, B. Lindley and M. ), Kinship Matters. Oxford: Hart. Golombok, S. (2013).

Women as fathers: motherhood and child care under a modified patriarchy’. Gender and Society, 3, 89–104. Strathern, M. (1992). Reproducing the Future: Essays on Anthropology, Kinship and the New Reproductive Technologies. Manchester University Press. Thompson, C. (2005). Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies. London: MIT Press. Part I Conceptualising relatedness 1 A British history of collaborative reproduction and the rise of the genetic connection Martin Richards Introduction Collaborative reproduction1 has a long history and has always raised difficult and controversial issues about the status of the children who may result, their place in genealogies of their families, and indeed, that of the other reproductive collaborators who may be involved.

All legal rights and duties of parenthood were to be transferred from donors to the receiving couple. While recommending that at birth, the receiving couple should be registered as the parents, it was also suggested that parents should be able to record the birth as ‘by donation’, so that birth registration would remain a ‘true genetic record’. Their approach could not work in all situations. For instance, it was recognised that in intrafamilial donation, anonymous donation was not feasible and the donor would be known to the recipients.

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