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Inside the CastleLaw and the Family in 20th Century America$
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Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691149820

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001

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Whom Do We Belong To? Parentage and the Law

Whom Do We Belong To? Parentage and the Law

(p.286) Chapter Thirteen Whom Do We Belong To? Parentage and the Law
Inside the Castle

Joanna L. Grossman

Lawrence M. Friedman

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines further challenges to the traditional family by exploring expanded definitions of legal parentage. It considers advances in reproductive technology, such as in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination, to say nothing of the use of sperm donors, egg donors, and gestational surrogates. With so many options made available, biological parenthood is now open to infertile couples, single women, and same-sex couples. But these changes challenge the traditional rules of parentage. Family law has thus been forced to adapt to a world in which babies can be made without sex and with ties to multiple adults, whether married or not.

Keywords:   traditional parenthood, reproductive technology, legitimacy, legal parentage, biological parenthood

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