In a classic 1960 children’s book, a baby bird toddles up to one critter after another asking, “Are you my mother?”
For some babies today, there’s no simple answer—biologically or legally.
Advances in artificial reproductive technologies mean a baby could have three “mothers”—the genetic mother, the birth mother and the intended parent, who may be a woman or a man.
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