Family Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Oxford University Press (2014)

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Carolyn McLeod
University of Western Ontario
Françoise Baylis
Dalhousie University
Abstract
This book concerns the ethics of having children through adoption or technologically-assisted reproduction. Some people who choose between these methods struggle between them. Others do not agonize in this way, perhaps because they have a profound desire for a genetic link to the child(ren) they will parent and so prefer assisted reproduction, they view adoption as the only morally decent choice in an overcrowded world, or for some other reason. This book critically examines moral choices that involve each of these ways of making or expanding families with children. The contributors discuss how adoption and assisted reproduction are morally distinct from one another, but also emphasize how they are morally similar, given that both are forms of family‐making.
Keywords adoption  assisted reproduction  families
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ISBN(s) 9780199656066   9780198776581  
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