Tag Archives: Sperm donors

10 Tips for Contacting a Donor for the First Time

Contacting your donor for the first time can be an exciting yet scary experience. You might be nervous about making a good first impression, or you might be worried about scaring them away. Here’s some advice for contacting your donor … Continue reading

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ALL in the Family: Navigating a Half-Sibling Group of 90

Guest Blog: by Lavon Peters My kids belong to one of the larger groups of half-sibs on the Donor Sibling Registry. You know the groups—the ones whose numbers make everyone say “OMG!” Our current count is 90* kids, but it … Continue reading

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CBS News & the NY Times: Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor – and pays a “devastating” price.

CBS ran their story on the Northwest Cryobank situation I wrote about in my last blog post and the NY Times ran its story on February 16, 2019. It’s my professional opinion that sperm banks’s attempts to keep donor-conceived people from their first and second-degree genetic relatives, by trying to … Continue reading

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California Cryobank Discourages Donors From Posting on the DSR

For those of you who used California Cryobank, and wonder why your donor hasn’t yet registered on the DSR, here’s a possible reason why: A former California Cryobank donor just emailed me about what CCB had just told him about … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT SELLING YOUR SPERM OR EGGS?

Selling your sperm or eggs means much more than paying for a spring break vacation. This kind of irresponsible advertising (from a NY sperm bank*), only goes to show the lack of proper education given to prospective donors about decisions … Continue reading

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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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C’mon California Cryobank- 2 Heartbreaking Stories

Two Donor Sibling Registry posts from yesterday- one from an offspring and one from a mom, both about California Cryobank: 1. I was told last year (after exhausting attempts to get information from CCB), that my sperm donor had passed away … Continue reading

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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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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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Father’s Day Denial

Father’s Day Denial- a Guest Blog by Tamsin Posted on June 14, 2012 Our dad preferred we not acknowledge Father’s Day. As a Church of England minister he upheld the Anglican tradition of Mothering Sunday, which occurs on the 4th … Continue reading

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