Tag Archives: Donor Sibling Registry

Guest Post: An Adoptee’s Reaction to MTV’s Generation Cryo

An thoughtful and insightful piece from an adopted woman, Kristi: http://www.thelostdaughters.com/2014/01/guest-post-adoptees-reaction-to-mtvs.html By Kristi Blazi Lado I’ll admit that that my ignorance on donor conception was somewhat willful. The human rights abuses in adoption has occupied so much of my psychological … Continue reading

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How many donor offspring are really out there?

The media, and the “experts” need to stop using the “30,000-60,000 per-year” numbers. In 1988 the Office of Technology Assessment estimated that 30,000 children were born via donor insemination during the year 1986/87 in the US (1). More than a … Continue reading

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Review of The Delivery Man

Both Ryan and I really liked The Delivery Man.  While the story was filled with holes and some things that didn’t really make sense, many of the overall sentiments and issues were very relevant and true to real life. While … Continue reading

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WNYC Story on Finding Donors Via DNA Testing

WNYC Radio: Ryan’s biological father speaks publicly for the first time about being found through DNA testing. Lost, Then Found http://www.onthemedia.org/story/lost-then-found/

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Bill Heisel on “Finding our Families” and Reforming the Infertilty Industry

New Family Trees: Five Ways to Reform Fertility Medicine Fertility medicine, genes, genetic mutations, sperm donors, egg donors, Donor Sibling Registry, Finding Our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families, Tay-Sachs (Show more tags) By William Heisel … Continue reading

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Today: DSR’s 13th Anniversary & 40,000 Members!

Reflections at the 13-Year Mark Sometimes in life we take small steps that end up having huge consequences. That is what happened for me 13 years ago today. My small step on that day—posting a short request on our new … 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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“Could one man really father 533 children?”

Slate Article on upcoming “Delivery Man” Movie http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/07/09/delivery_man_fact_checked_how_much_sperm_would_you_have_to_donate_to_father.html Wow, this reporter sure got a lot of things wrong! 1. “Most sperm banks and fertility clinics cap the number of donations that even the most generous donors can make.” No they … Continue reading

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Old Sperm Bank Donor Lists

Archived Donor Numbers Some sperm banks, such as Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, refuse to give donors their donor numbers. Some people have lost their paperwork and some facilities claim to have destroyed files. For some, being able to search … 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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