The Revolution in Parenthood
The Emerging Global Clash Between Adult Rights and Children’s Needs
Institute for American Values
Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
Institute for the Study of Marriage, Law, and Culture
Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
This report examines the emerging global clash between adult rights and children’s needs in the new meaning of parenthood. It features some of the surprising voices of the first generation of young adults conceived with use of donor sperm. Their concerns, and the large body of social science evidence showing that children, on average, do best when raised by their own married mother and father, suggest that in the global rush to redefine parenthood we need to call a time-out.