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dc.contributor.authorHerbrand, C.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-06T15:57:28Z
dc.date.available2017-02-06T15:57:28Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-16
dc.identifier.citationHerbrand, C. (2017) Co-parenting arrangements in lesbian and gay families: when the ‘mum and dad’ ideal generates innovative family forms. Families, Relationships and Societies, 7 (3), pp. 449-466en
dc.identifier.issn2046-7435
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13213
dc.descriptionHealth Policy Research Unit This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Families, Relationships & Societies. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: [insert URL hereen
dc.description.abstractThis paper engages with current debates on the potential of contemporary family formations, particularly those created by lesbian women and gay men, to challenge hegemonic family models. Drawing on in-depth interviews with lesbian and gay individuals living in Belgium, it explores parental ideals and family practices amongst people actively choosing ‘co-parenting arrangements’ which include more than two adults raising a child. It examines how this route to parenthood was justified by co-parents’ desire for a biological child, to experience pregnancy, to know the child’s background and most importantly, to provide the child with a mother and a father. These motivations not only aimed at normalising their family situation but reflected deeply anchored family values. The paper demonstrates how innovative and reflexive family forms can arise from conventionally-based assumptions regarding gender roles and kinship, and calls therefore for a more nuanced consideration of individual values and intentions in parenting which potentially destabilise the hegemonic family model.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPolicy Pressen
dc.subjectlesbian and gay familiesen
dc.subjectreproductive choiceen
dc.subjectgenetic relatednessen
dc.subjectsociology of the familyen
dc.subjectkinship studiesen
dc.subjectmulti-parenthooden
dc.subjectnormalisationen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.titleCo-parenting arrangements in lesbian and gay families: when the ‘mum and dad’ ideal generates innovative family formsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1332/204674317x14888886530269
dc.researchgroupReproduction Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderBelgian National Scientific Research Funds (F.R.S.-FNRS)en
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2017-01-17en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en


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