‘A daddy is the same as a mummy’: Swedish children in lesbian households talk about fathers and donors
2014 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 21, no 1, 119-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present article discusses how 12 children (five to eight years) in planned lesbian familiestalk about families, parents and specifically ‘daddies’ as such and not having a father themselves.Findings from child interviews demonstrate that the children described daddies as ‘the same’ asmummies, i.e. as having the same functions. This contrasts with previous research showing howchildren of heterosexuals often describe mothers and fathers as different. The children varied interms of how they labelled donors. Some children adopted the denomination ‘daddy’, drawing ona paternity discourse, while others simply referred to him as ‘a man’.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014. Vol. 21, no 1, 119-133 p.
Child interviews, conception, father, lesbian family, sperm donor
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104728DOI: 10.1177/0907568213484342ISI: 000337970300009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104728DiVA: diva2:698689