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Changing FAMILY • How do we deal?
In Response To: FAMILY • How Is It Changing? ()

To further complicate things, what will the new genealogical rules be when it comes to issues such as:

1) Children resulting from donor sperm and egg –what genealogical background do they assume… the genealogical profile of the birth parents or the donors? (What if the donors are anonymous?)

2) Children resulting from donor sperm and the egg of the mother and the donor is anonymous?

3) Children resulting from donor egg and the sperm of the father?
How do you honor actual bloodlines, when defining who we are?

In the three cases mentioned above, what do you do about medical history, physical traits, and abilities relating to their genetic origins?

For anonymous donors and the resulting children, how are the possibilities of marrying a half-sibling, unbeknownst to you handled?

While the possibility of resolving issues pertaining to infertility or the make up of the family results in using artificial means of conception, the adage about solving one problem but creating another, holds true.

Audrey, your article raises significant questions. Thanx.

To all readers:
Are there known cases regarding the above or other related questions. How were they resolved?

Are these questions or others a concern for African American family researchers?

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FAMILY • How Is It Changing?
Changing FAMILY • How do we deal?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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