We hear from egg and sperm donors about the process of donating gametes to help other people build their families.
"Spermcast" has a cheeky premise. But for comedian Molly Hawkey, becoming a mother is no joke.
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.
1. Record-keeping on donors, parents, and offspring 2. Number of children born to a donor 3. Limits on the number of vials
With current HIV testing practices, the FDA and ASRM bans on sperm donation from gay men and people who have anal sex is scientifically unfounded and discriminatory.
50,000 members! The Force is with us!
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.
Many donor-conceived people are finding only out by accident that they have been predisposed to certain conditions. In 2009
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.