Tag Archives: Donor Sibling Registry

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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“More Family” – Guest Blog From Ellen Glazer

“More Family” by Ellen Glazer In my work counseling individuals and couples who are struggling to build their families, I tend to live more in the world of “before” than “after.”  By this I mean that I may know people … Continue reading

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LGBT Guest Blog from Ashleigh

Ashleigh’s latest blog up on the DSR’s LGBT Page: Many of us are familiar with the all-encompassing urges that our hormones put us through during our reproductive years.  That desire, that urgency to “have a baby”. Come on, you know … 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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