Donor Sibling Networks as a Vehicle for Expanding Kinship

  title={Donor Sibling Networks as a Vehicle for Expanding Kinship},
  author={Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson and Wendy Kramer},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={248 - 284}
This article replicates an earlier study of mothers who had used the same sperm donor to conceive their children and connected through the Internet. The original study finds that these groups interact mainly on the Internet; donor siblings are latent affiliations that could answer questions about the paternal side. This new study of 2,217 parents and 419 offspring offers a comparison of the manner in which these relationships develop, finding that the movement from latent to active ties occurs… 

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