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Who's Your Daddy: And Other Writings on Queer Parenting
Edited by Rachel Epstein
While in law school in the mid-1990s, I studied contemporary cases involving mothers denied custody of their children because they were lesbians. Fast-forward just over a decade and I, a non-birth mother who was not forced to go through an adoption process, am listed as one of my daughter's two parents on her birth certificate. Queer parents of today owe much to the women, men and children whose families were vilified, torn apart and, for some, eventually given a hard-won stamp of approval by courts and legislatures.