We hear from egg and sperm donors about the process of donating gametes to help other people build their families.
Advances made in the treatment of infertility over the past 20 years are impressive, ranging from radical new techniques
This month as we celebrate Pride, we also embrace diversity in families. Parents – and parents-to-be – come with all types
It would seem that the sperm banks and egg clinics who continue to spread this false information have done so only to protect their own liabilities.
For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.
1. Record-keeping on donors, parents, and offspring 2. Number of children born to a donor 3. Limits on the number of vials
50,000 members! The Force is with us!
They didn't update my medical information when I notified them. I have contact with 1/5 of my recipients. She was my 3rd
These new sites boast that they are free. Well, it's easy to be free while you have a few dozen members, or even a few hundred
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 Registry into your sperm banking agreements - establishing anonymous (if desired) contact on the Donor Sibling Registry, right from the start.
Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.
There are significant cross-generational relationships that gamete donation has engendered that haven't yet been talked about. As donor conceived people and their donors (aka biological mothers and fathers) are finding each other more regularly through the Donor Sibling Registry and through DNA testing websites, there are members of a third generation that are also connecting- the grandparents.