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Many Ways to Make a Family


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  • Parents and kids

Sarah, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019

There are many ways to have children and build a family structure. Some follow the model of a man and a woman in a relationship conceiving a child and raising it together. Step-parenting can often be role that arises as relationships and families evolve. Other people choose surrogacy for their path to parenthood. Donor sperm or egg use is also common for many families. Finally, adoption is one more way to welcome a child into a loving family.

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