This article addresses the legal regime that affects donor-conceived family communities. It shows how these new relationships both reinforce and complicate the social, cultural, and economic meanings of family, where the law fits into all of these relationships, and why — based on the strong interests and emotional connections between members of these new communities — we might consider broader legal protections. It provides a typology of legal approaches to these new familial relationships created through donor conception.

Naomi R. Cahn, The Uncertain Legal Basis for the New Kinship, 36 Journal of Family Issues 501 (2015).