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.