Tag Archive for anonymous donor

E-Book: About Sperm and Sperm Banks

The Choice Moms Sperm Guide (40 pages) offers everything you need to know about sperm and sperm banks, but might not know to ask. Such as: An at-a-glance comparative chart of policies and prices at 11 sperm banks — number of donors, guaranteed motility count, family donor limit, price, shipping costs NEW in 2018: three pages…

PODCAST: Meeting Half-Siblings and Donors

In these highly popular Choice Chat shows, I talked with people who have special knowledge about what happens AFTER donor-conceived baby turns into a curious child and AFTER sperm donors evolve into curious adults who wonder about the offspring that resulted. Most of these shows — which include information about meeting half-siblings and donors —…

Voices of Donor Conception

Years ago I collaborated with Wendy and Ryan Kramer, the mother-and-son co-founders of Donor Sibling Registry, on some new tools for families created by donor conception. This was one of them. Behind Closed Doors: Moving Beyond Secrecy and Shame” is a 100-page book about the donor sperm industry, from the perspective of three donor-conceived adults,…

When “father” is “donor”: my legal story (Part 2)

This is a continuation of Lori’s story, who realized that someday her donor-conceived child might need to qualify for federal student loans. Since the paperwork requires income records for both parents, and since there are plenty of other occasions in her state of Alabama where having a blank or "none" on the birth certificate might not work with government employees, she wanted to be proactive. She was surprised to learn recently what she really needed it for.

Q: How do sperm banks recruit donors?

Note: this article, and more, also appears in the 37-page 2015 Choice Mom E-Guide: About Sperm. This is one in a series of policy comparisons ChoiceMoms.org has written about the donor sperm industry. It’s important for Choice Moms to be comfortable not only with a particular donor, but with the sperm bank that recruits and…

Asking the Right Questions: Sperm banks

It is more important to start your donor search with selection of the right sperm bank, before identifying donor characteristics. Arm yourself with this checklist of questions to begin the process. Note: this article, and more, also appears in the 37-page 2015 Choice Mom E-Guide: About Sperm. In recent years, media reports, legal cases and…