Tag Archives: donor siblings

An Invitation to All Sperm Banks

I’d like to set a challenge to all sperm banks in the US. I invite you to follow in the steps of many egg clinics and agencies, and offer your donors and parents the option of writing the Donor Sibling … Continue reading

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The Ethical Sperm Bank: An All-Open Sperm Bank. An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-kramer/the-ethical-sperm-bank-an_b_7841180.html A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the donor-conceived are growing louder and clearer, and the vast majority express that knowing or having known the identity of their donors is … Continue reading

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“Curiosity” About Unknown Genetic Relatives

In a recent chat with an adult donor conceived person, she mentioned that she had read my last blog post, and was uncomfortable with my use of the word “curious” to describe how donor conceived people may feel about their … Continue reading

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Biology and Birth Certificates: Our Right to Accuracy

Most U.S. citizens raised by their biological parents never question whether the information on their birth certificates is accurate. With the evolution of adoption and alternate means of conceiving a child, “accurate” is an increasingly subjective term. Is the purpose … Continue reading

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The Katie Couric Show, WED JUNE11th!

The piece will feature a teenager and her parents meeting their egg donor, and her two daughters, for the first time! Very emotional, showing how important these connections can be- for all involved. Read about it in USA Today and … Continue reading

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Connecting Donor Families – Calling All Airlines!

Madi, a donor conceived college student on the Donor Sibling Registry had a great idea for her school project. This is what she wrote to me a few weeks ago: In our class we have been given the vague assignment … Continue reading

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Sperm Banks and Egg Clinics Take Note

I just received the following email today. If anyone is still questioning the importance of comprehensive medical and genetic testing of donors, and the urgency in regards to being able to update and share medical information amongst families…read on. When … Continue reading

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The Challenges of the Non-Bio Parent: How to Create More Openness and Healthier Donor-Conceived Families

Many of us who are considering having a child face the possibility of not being genetically related to that child. Whether you’re a man, woman or couple dealing with infertility or a genetic abnormality that makes it impossible to have … Continue reading

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Donor Offspring In the UK and around the world connect on the Donor Sibling Registry

Sperm donor mum tracks down her son’s ‘global family’ as she goes online to find six-year-old’s 11 lookalike siblings By Natasha Courtenay-Smith PUBLISHED: 17:55 EST, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11 EST, 22 February 2013 With their similarly shaped faces … Continue reading

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