Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Finding Your Dad for the First Time

Katrina Clark looks and sounds like a normal 18 year old college freshmen.

She's smart, precocious, buoyant and has the world by the tail-at least that's what it appears like on the surface.

But Katrina Clark is the first wave of children who are becoming adults who were conceived through artificial insemination. Her mom was a single-parent. Despite a caring mom, Katrina's heartache has been for the father she never knew.

This story reflects a growing (and troubling)trend in America of non-traditional families and the children they raise. I believe that these new "family systems" will gain ink in 2007.

We are quickly jettisoning the parameters of family, which have stood for a millennium, for untested familial arrangements. More often than not, lawmakers and judges have constructed familial arrangements not based on what's best for a kid but to satisfy the claims of adults.

What do you think?

Here's the link to the story about Katrina Clark. It will touch you.

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