Tag Archives: American Society of Reproductive Medicine

“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

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Curiosity” About Unknown Genetic Relatives

Children Meeting Half Siblings

I have read one recent blog, and been interviewed by one researcher in the past week about DSR offspring only reporting “good” experiences in regards to meeting half siblings, and wanting to hear about some of the “bad” experiences. After … Continue reading

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Children Meeting Half Siblings

Discrepancies in Egg Donor Reporting

There is a huge discrepancy between the numbers that the reproductive medicine industry reports for the health of egg donors following donation. This is important information sometimes given to donors before they donate, to reassure them that the process is … Continue reading

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Biology and Birth Certificates: Our Right to Accuracy

Egg Donors and Kinship- Guest Blogger Ellen Glazer

There is a poignant and powerful blog entry on the WEAD (We Are Egg Donors) website that I recommend to DSR readers. In it, 31-year-old Leah Campbell writes of her journey from two-time egg donor to Stage 4 Endometriosis patient … Continue reading

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Egg Donors and Kinship- Guest Blogger Ellen Glazer

Ireland Bans Anonymous Sperm Donation!

Another country joins the growing list of nations to ban anonymous donation! Just waiting for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (read: sperm banks and egg clinics) to somehow call this a “violation of reproductive rights”. This is how … Continue reading

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ireland Bans Anonymous Sperm Donation!

Donor Sibling Registry Turns 14 Today!

14 Years Ago Today! Opening message on the DSR’s Yahoo Group: Sep 3, 2000 7:32 AM “I am the mother of an awesome 10 year old donor child. I know that he has at least 3 donor siblings and would … Continue reading

Posted in General Entries, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Donor Sibling Registry Turns 14 Today!

A Couple of Fairfax Cryobank Experiences

From a DSR member: “We recently identified our donor via DNA testing and a geneticist. I sent him a message yesterday and he said he had called the bank (Fairfax), and asked to change his status to known and they … Continue reading

Posted in Sperm Bank News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Couple of Fairfax Cryobank Experiences

Donor 3541 California Cryobank- Medical Alert

ALERT: Donor 3541 California Cryobank! From a DSR Mom: “My children have a disease called cavernous malformation disease: gene is called CCM1 (this is what all his offspring & he should be tested for). All three who have it, have … Continue reading

Posted in Sperm Bank News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Donor 3541 California Cryobank- Medical Alert

Making choices from a place of love or fear?

I’ve done some mulling over since the taping of the Katie Couric Show, and have simplified this issue down to the basics.  Here are my thoughts: Getting to spend time with Janet, Jim, and Brittan before, and after the Katie … Continue reading

Posted in General Entries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Making choices from a place of love or fear?