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Egg Donors

Sperm Donors Who Wish to Remain Anonymous Just Shouldn't Donate.

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Some offspring do long to know their genetic parents. If relationships evolve after connecting, then that's icing on the cake for all involved. It's time that the rights of donor conceived people to search for, and connect with their first degree genetic relatives are acknowledged.

Roots and Wings for Donor Offspring

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Donor conception can be talked about openly and honestly between loving parents and their donor children. Telling is just the beginning though. And having a curious child in no way lessons your importance or significance as a parent. It is an innate human desire to want to know where we come from.

The Birds And The Bees, Version 2.0

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Ido Bendet-Taicher

There is a saying: It takes a village. Well, for our family it is literally a true statement. My husband, Eli, and I have two beautiful daughters. Milo is five years old and Demi is 19 months old. To have them, we needed to go through two surrogacy journeys with the help and support of a wonderful egg donor, two amazing gestational carriers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, attorneys and our close family, of course. Both Milo and Demi share the same egg donor and have a different biological dad; one girl is biologically Eli's and one is biologically mine.

Why In My Family, I'm Both The Mom And Dad

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

My husband and I knew we wanted to be parents even before we got married. One problem: we are two men.

Honoring All Mothers on Mother's Day

Mirah Riben | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Every one of us has at least one woman who served a part in our being here and/or being raised to the best of their ability. May we open our hearts to ALL mothers - not just those who might be featured in a Hallmark special.

Finding Family Truths and Roots

Mirah Riben | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

The 258-page book compiled by Wendy Kramer, the mother of a donor-conceived son and Naomi Cahn, family and reproductive law professor, helps blood-related kin navigate relationships unthought-of generations ago.

Commercialized Conception Casualties: "Brave" Baby Making?

Mirah Riben | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Will baby-making simply continue in this wild-west fashion? Is having a baby a "right" for everyone and anyone who can afford it, no matter how it is accomplished, with the means determined only by what is possible?

One Good Egg: The Perfect Match

Wendy Burch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

Lately, I have been looking for the kind of signs that aren't plastered everywhere. You know, the ones that aren't as obvious -- but once you see them -- misguided feelings simply disappear as you discover a newfound confidence that you are, indeed, on the right track.

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

"How do you like your eggs?" is usually a question I am asked at my neighborhood Denny's by a waitress names Wanda. It's not the sort of question I expect to hear from my doctor.

Designer Baby Technology May Be Here, But Will We Use It?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology

We may be one step closer to designer babies. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent last Tuesday to the Silicon Valley company 23and...

California Controversy: Let's Not Expand the Market in Women's Eggs

Marcy Darnovsky, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Marcy Darnovsky, Ph.D.

Given that many women who have undergone egg retrieval in the fertility context have experienced complications, and that the procedure's risks are still understudied, we believe that adequate safety data must be collected before we make that decision.

Could My Eggs Be the Link to Curing Diseases?

Alice Crisci | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Alice Crisci

It's my body and my choice if I want to donate a dozen of my eggs to science. Who knows -- maybe it's my egg that will be used to find a cure for cancer. Now wouldn't that be an incredible way to make a difference in the world.

Jewish Mothers, Jewish Eggs (Sperm Don't Count)

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

When my son Jack was born 19 years ago in London, my mother insisted I call an orthodox rabbi to organize his Bris -- the Jewish circumcision ritual.

Which Comes First: The Woman or Her Eggs?

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

if we're going to support a "right to stem cell research," then we need to guarantee a right to health in the form of serious investment in egg donor safety. As it stands, we're crafting a pro-science policy arena that's not necessarily pro-health.

California Egg Donation Bill Faces Backlash

The Sacramento Bee | Melody Gutierrez | Posted 05.10.2013 | San Francisco

Five years ago, Alice Crisci froze her eggs, knowing she could be left infertile after chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Now, cancer-free and...

Catherine Pearson

Infertility: Miracle Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents

Michelle was still nursing her daughter, born through in vitro fertilization, when she found out she was pregnant again. It was entirely unexpect...

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

Will 'Open Adoption' Lead To 'Open Donation'? Should It?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If nearly all domestic adoptions of infants are some degree of "open", isn't it time to make that the norm when it comes to sperm and egg donation, too?

Same-Sex Custody Battle Could Change Florida Law

AP | By JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 05.04.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A custody battle in Florida between two lesbians could fuel the growing national debate over the definition of motherhood. It al...

‘Your Forties Is Not The Time To Think About Getting Pregnant’

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

While her statement about no one having any business getting pregnant in her 40s might sound judgmental, Cross seems to be commenting on her own reality -- a reality many women face.

Katherine Bindley

Is It An Egg Or A 'Gift'? Inside The Marketing Of Reproductive Donation

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.20.2011 | Women

What really goes on behind the closed doors of sperm banks and other institutions that broker the exchange of reproductive materials for money? Tha...

Offspring of Egg and Sperm Donors to Benefit From New Law

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

There are some one million donor-conceived children in the U.S. today; my daughter is one of them. And starting July 22, one state started to improve their access to critical information about their donors.

Donor Egg Love

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

I often think about the young woman known in my household as Angel Cate, whose egg made this child possible.

Confessions of a Documentary Addict: From Peter Gabriel to Egg Donors

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Every year when I come back from the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, it's like coming off a drug. Documentaries are a great way to catch up on the world and these days, they're immensely entertaining.