Tag Archives: donor offspring

Truth Be Told

We recommend telling donor-conceived people the truth about their conception very early on (pre-verbal) so that there is never a traumatic “telling” or “finding out” event.  When your child understands how they were created right from the beginning, it just … Continue reading

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Donor Siblings: Our “Spreadsheet Moment”*

18 years ago I posted the very first message on our original Yahoo Group board: Donor #1058?  Wendy Kramer  Sep 3, 2000 I am the mother of an awesome 10 year old donor child. I know that he has at least … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling Registry Research Tree Booklet

While we feel that it’s extremely important that all stakeholders are properly educated before (and after) donation/pregnancy, we realize that not everyone is interested in reading a stack of academic articles on the subject. Additionally, those who provide counseling services … Continue reading

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Parent-On-A-Chain Jewelry: A heated discussion

There has been a recent (heated) conversation on the Donor Sibling Registry Facebook group page about the Parent-On-A-Chain Jewelry. When POAC founder Jennifer Moore first introduced the idea to me last summer, I liked it. I then ran the idea … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: The future donor child as an “empty chair”

Empty Chair by Harriette Rovner Ferguson, LCSW I am a psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing infertility. I have been doing this work for well over 20 years and lately have concentrated on people using … Continue reading

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Dibling-Dumpling

Dibling Some of you love the word, and some of you detest it, so here’s my opinion about using accurate terminology, along with a few weigh-ins from several parents, a donor, and a few donor-conceived people. A hot topic of … Continue reading

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Donor Conception: Old vs. New Thinking

  Old thinking: Infertility is something to be ashamed of. New thinking: Coming to terms with infertility is a process. With proper education and counseling, healing can begin so that the shame of infertility isn’t passed along to the child … Continue reading

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Sperm & Egg Donation: Telling is the First Step

In 2000 when my son and I started the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) (initially as a Yahoo chat discussion group), the predominant conversation was about disclosure. Back then many, mostly straight, parents were invested in keeping the secret, and came … Continue reading

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Half Siblings from Sperm and Egg Donation

Three half sisters meet Family can be formed and defined in so many different ways, but biology has always been the most common family bond. If biology didn’t matter, we’d give birth to our babies, and then just pick any … Continue reading

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Sperm and Egg Donation: 10 Things Your Doctor, Clinic, or Sperm Bank Won’t Tell You

10 Things Your Doctor, Clinic, or Sperm Bank Won’t Tell You 1. Most donors* and recipients are not properly educated, counseled, or informed beforehand about the needs and rights of the children they are helping to create. This includes the importance of … Continue reading

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