by Emma Brockes
… A year or so ago, Newsweek ran a piece by the writer Andrew Solomon about his unorthodox family structure, introducing readers to George, his young son with his partner, John Habich. George is Solomon’s biological son, conceived with donor eggs via a surrogate mother, Laura, a friend of Habich’s and one half of a lesbian couple whose own two-child family Habich enabled by donating sperm to them. Solomon, meanwhile, had donated sperm to father a daughter, via IVF, with his best friend, Blaine, who is bringing the child up with her (male) partner in Texas. When people ask Solomon how many children he has, he takes a moment to answer.
It depends, he says, on the tone of the question.
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