Are We Family? Lesbian Mothers and the Decision to Make Contact with Their Children's Donor Siblings
Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Second Committee Member
Lesbian mothers; Qualitative Research; Children; Sperm donor; Parenting; Narrative analysis; Focus group; Donor siblings
The current study examines the experiences of three lesbian families who have made contact with their children's donor siblings: a single mother by choice, a couple and a mother who had children in the context of a relationship that has since ended. It builds on prior research that has addressed this topic, but has primarily utilized survey methodology. Participants of the current study shared their experiences via focus group and individual interviews. A narrative research approach was used to analyze and present the findings.
Coven, Abigail, "Are We Family? Lesbian Mothers and the Decision to Make Contact with Their Children's Donor Siblings" (2012). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 88.