Tag Archives: American Society of Reproductive Medicine

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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Current News Stories and the Best Interests of the Children

There have been many articles, blogs and commentaries written lately about these types of news stories (see below), most focusing on the relevant laws, and the rights and responsibilities of the parents.  Not one that I have seen has addressed … 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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Family Equality Council Features “Finding Our Families”!

The Family Equality Council is recommending Finding our Families on their website and I will be doing a webinar with them on March 12th. Very exciting partnership! http://www.familyequality.org/get_informed/booknook/ From their website: Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million … Continue reading

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New paper published on Donor Grandparents!

You can read the pdf copy from our Research Page: http://www.donorsiblingregistry.com/resource-library/dsr-research 2013 The Journal of Family Issues, DOI 10.1177/0192513X13489299 May 2013: A New Path to Grandparenthood: Parents of Egg and Sperm Donors. Diane Beeson, Patricia Jennings, Wendy Kramer. “…third-party reproduction … Continue reading

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DNA Testing and Donor Offspring

NEW Article, February 2013: NATURE: Genetic privacy needs a more nuanced approach, Misha Angrist. Excerpt: “…an article in Science last month raised doubts about the privacy of volunteers who hand over their genetic data (M. Gymrek et al. Science 339, … Continue reading

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ASRM’s Mental Health Professional Group’s sponsorship

For over a dozen years, the Donor Sibling Registry has been focused on openness, mutual consent contact and acknowledging kinship, and the updating and sharing of medical information amongst families. We have also taken a strong stance for the comprehensive … Continue reading

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