Membership Details

To support the DSR website and related ongoing expenses, we charge a fee of $99/year or $199 for permanent membership. Paying members can add their posting and contact other members.

 

Membership
DSR Costs

 

Membership

Why pay to join? Paying members can do the following: add a posting to the site (including medical information and photos), edit/update your own information and postings, contact members, and view the news and video pages. We work very hard to protect the privacy of DSR members, so you will never be able to see anyone's personal contact information.

Please keep your email address up-to-date on the DSR! All paying members (including expired memberships) are notified via email when a new match posts, when a member tries to contact you, and when new medical information is added for your donor. If an email comes back as undeliverable, we then send a snail mail letter.

If someone hasn't been to the site for a long time and hasn't updated their email address, we can only hope that they come back to the site at some point and see their new match. This is why it's important to add your posting to the Donor Sibling Registry!

Why is there a membership fee? We provide a service that no one else does — and it takes time and money to maintain the DSR website and databases. In addition, we are not just a simple website. We are a worldwide organization that has become the "voice" of donor families around the world — speaking at medical symposiums and conferences, as well as researching and publishing in medical journals and numerous media outlets. We are the go-to organization when the media needs information or guidance with regard to donor conception. Wendy and Ryan Kramer started and ran the DSR with their own funds for the first 5 years until we got so big that it was impossible to keep growing without the help of the members. (We receive no outside funding.) We currently serve 65,000 parents, donor-conceived people, and donors from 105 countries around the world. Most of these members are children, and most do not renew yearly.

When you log in to the site, it will tell you if your membership is due and provide a form to pay via credit card. Our easy and safe online payment system allows you to start connecting immediately. For those who prefer to mail a check for permanent membership, you can mail $199 to the DSR at PO Box 1571, Nederland CO, 80466. If you have already paid your membership, thank you!

As a non-profit organization, our financial information is public. Our 990 tax returns are posted here on the site.

 

DSR Costs

The DSR operates on a yearly budget, including the following expenses: