The number of ways to create a family has increased dramatically. A child nowadays can have as many as five different “parents,” including a sperm donor, an egg donor, a surrogate or gestational hosts, and two non-biologically related individuals who intend to raise the child. Consequently, many legal scholars and courts have argued that the manner in which legal parenthood is adjudicated should be modified to adapt to this new reality. Some have also suggested that parentage should be redefined in order to allow the law to recognize more than two legal parents. This chapter analyzes a few of those proposals and how they may be relevant to the adjudication of paternity in artificial insemination cases. It uses the knowledge gleaned from those theories to create a proposal for the manner in which paternity should be allocated to the inseminated woman's husband and the sperm donor.
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