What is Family?

Two Addresses, Three Adults, Buck the Dog and a Toddler

sperm on branch

In the modern world, families come in all shapes and sizes. Even if it seems a tad more complicated all the time.

A NYTimes story, Baby Makes Four, describes the “hiccupping fluidity of the family in the modern world”: a mom, her baby and sperm donor dad’s boyfriend have unexpected connections. In the movie The Kids are alright a lesbian couple with two teenage kids end up with their sperm donor in their lives. The theme of donors is considered more seriously in Donor Unknown, described as “a film about identity, genetic inheritance and the family of the future”. Children find their donor dad or siblings through a Donor Sibling Registry.

The only permanent fact is that our modern lives, ties and genetic background are under constant revision.