The 2010 census. Again.
I listed DD in the section for Person #3. Question #2 asks how this person is related to Person #1. My choices were: husband or wife; biological son or daughter; adopted son or daughter; stepson or stepdaughter; brother or sister; father or mother; grandchild; parent-in-law; son-in-law or daughter-in-law; other relative; roomer or boarder; housemate or roommate; unmarried partner; or, other nonrelative. In our case, it was easy, because I listed DH as Person #1. But, I hadn't read ahead. What would have been the proper box to check if I'd listed myself as Person #1 (as I was tempted to do, since I was the one completing the form)? I suppose I would have still chosen biological son or daughter, because I think of myself as DD's biological parent, though I'm obviously not her genetic parent.
Apparently, the government hasn't caught up with the notion that there are many ways to make a family. What box would a married, same-sex couple have chosen, presuming that they used donor sperm and a donor egg? Aren't children born within a marriage presumed to be the offspring of the marriage? (At least that is the case with heterosexual marriage; I'm not sure about same-sex marriage, as my state doesn't have it.) Still, inquiring minds want to know, since we are all supposed to fit neatly within the boxes.
But eh. I suppose that it's no one's business anyway.
Retrieval tomorrow; transfer on Monday.