Here’s the second of three giveaways of And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families. (My full review, which I wrote before I was contacted about a giveaway, is here.)
For today’s drawing, I’ll pick the winner randomly from all of the people who leave a comment on this post with their answer to the following question:
How did you decide how to create your family (known/unknown donor insemination, adoption, surrogate, previous opposite-sex relationship, etc.)? If you don’t have children yet, which method(s) are you considering? (And if you’re one of my few readers who neither has nor wants kids, tell us about the formation of the family in which you were raised.)
Alternatively, since so many of you left comments on last week’s question even when the contest was over, you may submit an answer here to that question instead:
Many of the essays in the book focus on the language we use for our families. How do you and your children (if you have any) refer to the members of your family—yourself and/or your co-parent(s), donor, birth mother, grandparents, or anyone else you consider part of your close family circle? If you don’t have kids, tell us what you call your own parents or what you think you’d like your kids to call you.
Comments must be left before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time today, May 26. (That’s 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time, May 27.)
Please come back next Wednesday for the final giveaway.
Thanks to Insomniac Press for making this possible.
Full rules and restrictions after the jump.
Rules and restrictions: U.S. and Canada residents only, please. One entry per person. Don’t worry if your comment is moderated; once I approve it, it will appear based on the time you submitted it. Spam comments, including off-topic or purely commercial comments, will not count. If you win any one of the three drawings for this book, you cannot play again. If you are or have been a paying advertiser (or an employee of a paying advertiser) on Mombian, you can’t play.
You must also leave a valid e-mail address with your comment. Don’t leave a postal address, though. If you win, I’ll contact you by e-mail about shipping. I will then share the winner’s name and postal address with the publisher, for the sole purpose of allowing them to mail you your prize.
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