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Random FamiliesGenetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin$
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Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190888275

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190888275.001.0001

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Choice in Donor Sibling Networks

Choice in Donor Sibling Networks

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(p.217) Conclusion: Choice in Donor Sibling Networks
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Random Families
Author(s):

Rosanna Hertz

Margaret K. Nelson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0012

The conclusion of the book explains how relationships within networks of donor siblings begin with the idea of genes. Initially, both parents and children talk about a connection that highlights shared genes. In turn, these shared genes provide both the excitement and the elasticity in donor sibling networks. Ultimately, however, the conclusion argues that what becomes important within these networks is the idea of choice. The parents value connections with others they have come to like; the same is true among the children within a given donor sibling network. The conclusion offers no simple answer to the question of whether connections among genetic relatives can create meaningful bonds that could result in a new kind of voluntary family.

Keywords:   chosen family, gene, donor sibling, sperm donor, endurance of network, donor sibling network

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