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What’s in a Name, Part 2: Consider “half-siblings”
posted by Naomi Cahn
Not specific to "donor" conception but if the "experts" say "This man deserves to know who his biological father is - I believe we all have a right to know our genetic history so we can understand ourselves as fully as possible. This information might also be important practically - an awareness of any medical condition on his father's side could affect his health and life expectancy." This, of course, should equally apply to any individual regardless of conception method.
Question: What about discouraging (cracking down against) genetic fathers and mothers from selling or giving away their sperm or egg to intentionally create a new life without taking ANY responsibility for their genetic children's welfare or best interests?
By: Deepak Chopra
Senator Barack Obama Responds to the Open Letter
Just wanted to give another great resource to those who are dealing with the issue of "Why Not Just Adopt." Please listen to Dawn's radio blog post found here:
Listen to Creating a Family: Talk About Infertility and Adoption - http://www.creatingafamily.com/index.php?content=radio_show
Wendy Kramer posted more about where I stand on the bigger issue on her blog at the donor sibling registry. Gale Sexton Anderson (http://www.blogger.com/profile/02009546374090642423) also published my response (see below the --- line) and our back and forth on the issue on her blog http://donorconcierge.blogspot.com/:
April 29, 2009, 11:44 am
New York Times
Too Many Ways to Have a Baby?
By Lisa Belkin
"Cheryl Miller Replies to my Rebuttal
This is my contribution to a back and forth dialogue on her article as a reply to her response:
I would like to see if Cheryl has any data (hard evidence) to support her assumption. I provided published data while she has made an assertion based on anecdotal evidence and a media beat-up of a story.
My name is Karen Clark, I am from the United States and was conceived through the use of an anonymous sperm donation back in the 1960’s. I would like to comment on Cheryl Miller’s reply to Damian Adams’s, a donor conceived man from Australia , rebuttal to her article “Who’s your daddy?”
Bush's midnight regulations, who's your daddy?, bongs away!...
May 2009 Print Edition
Who’s Your Daddy?