This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it explores the debate over the parental rights of lesbian mothers and known sperm donors. It also considers the extent to which cases involving LGBT parents have forced courts to grapple with the question of what makes a parent, the controversial question of what role biology should play in determining parenthood, and the law's willingness to recognize that the well-being of children is not necessarily dependent on their having a father. Finally, it examines whether it is sometimes in a child's best interests to have more than two parents.
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