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A conundrum - what could happen if the Pope secretively father's a child through artificial insemination?
Have you read the book Angels and Demons by Dan Brown? No? The movie will be released on May 15th, 2009.
Again, I cannot emphasize this enough, openness and transparency are always the best policy.
“Every Canadian adult has the right to truthful information about his or her origins. We all need to know who we are and where we come from. It does not matter whether we are adopted or conceived by gamete donation; we all have the right to this information. The Adoption Council of Canada supports the right of all adults conceived by gamete donation to truthful information about their origins,” said Wendy Rowney, vice‑president of the Adoption Council of Canada.
I'm linking a couple of recent studies some of you might already be aware of but if not, I thought you might find interesting.
**The Voices of Adult Offspring of Sperm Donation**
**Long-term follow-up of 155 anonymous egg donors**
Well my partner and I have decided that we want to expand out family. We have one son who is 11. Since she carried her son from a previous relationship I have decided that I want to have the wonderful experience of carrying our future children. I had to have one surgery in October to take care of my infertility issues. That was like going through hell because I was told I was never be able to have children and I found a wonderful doctor that made it possible. Now here comes the real fun, finding an obgyn that is open to helping us conceive.
The Guardian, Friday 14 November 2008
'I could have 300 siblings'As a child, Jo Rose discovered her father was a sperm donor. At 36, she still hasn't found him. She describes the battle to have her rights recognised, and find her identity
"One day, when I was about seven or eight, my dad started crying.
Some one had asked me what I thought the differences were between situations where women are choosing to become mothers but also choosing not to parent with the dad, yet she and the child knows who the dad is (i.e. old school method) VS children who know nothing and are products of anonymous sperm and/or the importance of genetics and knowing and being involved with their dad is downplayed or ignored. Questions of intent were raised as well.
Are you familiar with this group?
The International Network of Donor Conception Organizations
In October of 2008, a meeting in Toronto brought together the leaders of several worldwide organizations who actively work to educate and support the donor conceived, parents-to-be, parents of donor conceived people and egg and sperm donors worldwide. As a result, this new network was formed.
All involved organizations support the following objectives:
1. End donor anonymity.
A donor conceived man named Damien Adams was interviewed by Cheryl Miller on her conceptions blog which you may read here:
With permission by the author (Damien Adams) I am sharing this rebuttal to Cheryl Miller's article "Who's Your Daddy" http://www.reason.com/news/show/130845.html (see below)