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Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

A Multi-Billion-Dollar Unregulated Industry With No Oversight -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Many sperm and egg donors and recipients have been told by their doctors, fertility clinics, and sperm/egg banks that there are laws in effect prohibi...

A Brief History of Donor Conception

Wendy Kramer | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

1322: Artificial insemination (referred to as AI until the 1980s) was first used successfully by the Arabs on mares.

The Donor Sibling Registry Reaches 50,000 Members!

Wendy Kramer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

50,000 members! The Force is with us!

MOST WANTED Has Scottoline's Most Inventive Plot To Date

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper MOST WANTED by Lisa Sco...

What Do Your Kids Call You, Lesbian Moms?

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.15.2016 | Queer Voices

In their latest YouTube video, Brandy and Susan of The Next Family discussed an important aspect of same-sex parenting: what kids call their parents. ...

Thinking About Selling Your Sperm or Eggs?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

This kind of irresponsible advertising (from a NY sperm bank), only goes to show the lack of proper education given to prospective donors about decisions made now for a quick buck, that can affect them (and their families) for the rest of their lives.

An Open Invitation to All Sperm Banks

Wendy Kramer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

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.

The New "Check Box" That Needs to Be On Pediatrician's Forms

Wendy Kramer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Pediatricians gather a multitude of information, including insurance, addresses, and phone numbers. Current pediatric intake forms may also ask other ...

DNA = Donors Not Anonymous

Wendy Kramer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Health News
Wendy Kramer

I can't help but wonder when the sperm banks and egg clinics will start acknowledging that there is no such thing as guaranteed donor anonymity.

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

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.28.2016 | 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.

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

At conception and in the months before birth, we make parental choices before we meet our child or children. The best we can do is to make educated decisions based on science, faith and what we feel is right.

Why Won't Danielle Schreiber Allow Jason Patric To Have Contact With Her Son Gus?

Patricia Glaser | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Glaser

Why doesn't Danielle Schreiber want to allow Jason Patric to have visitation with her son? The answer should be obvious: The safety and well being of herself and her child.

I'd Like You To Meet My Son... And His Two Amazing Moms

Dave Meslin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Dave Meslin

Most commitments in life come with an escape clause. You can join a group and later decide to leave. You can accept a job and then quit. Deep friendships can slowly fade -- even marriages. But to be asked by someone to participate in the act of creating a child... this was truly sacred.

Sperm Donor #4282: A Love Story

Betsy Boyd | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Betsy Boyd

In the last year, over the course of four IUIs (intrauterine inseminations) and one IVF (in-vitro fertilization) procedure, I have purchased millions of sperm "donated" by men whose names, ages and places of birth remain unknown to me.

Is the Movie Delivery Man Plausible?

Naomi Cahn | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Naomi Cahn

Outside of Hollywood, what happens when large groups of donor siblings search and find one another? While incorporating the reality of one or two new family members into your life seems daunting, the possibility of encountering twenty, fifty, one hundred, or even more is probably downright frightening.

Occupation: Sperm Donor

David Macaray | Posted 10.14.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

There's a growing number of women out there who are looking for accomplished men to father their children. This is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. After all, which would you rather be the mother of -- a certified genius or gifted athlete, or a fry cook?

When News Is No Longer News and When Denial Is Still Denial

Lori Holden | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Lori Holden

In the moments of their adoption -- like the moment of Jenna's baby's conception -- a split was created in our children between their biology and their biography. Being open about our children's origins is an effective way to heal this split and help them integrate their identities.

How Did You Decide Your Family's Size?

Aly Windsor | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Aly Windsor

Whether or not to have kids is surely a dealbreaker question between couples, but what about how many kids to have?

5 Things Never To Say To An Adoptive Parent

The Stir | Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents
The Stir

A while ago, I was thinking of adopting a child. When I told a friend, she asked, "But don't you want any of your own?" I was floored. Years later, a co-worker always referred to her friend's kid as "Lisa's adopted baby." That would be like saying, "Lisa's egg donor baby."

The Controversial Kansas Sperm Donor Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

The media is abuzz with news that a man is being pursued for child support by the state of Kansas for a child resulting from his semen delivery to a lesbian couple's porch in response to an advertisement.

Sperm Donor: I Shouldn't Have To Pay Child Support

Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting an effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian cou...

Giving Birth With A Borrowed Womb Is Not What Makes You A Mother

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

There are countless ways to have a baby, and all of them are essentially irrelevant to actually becoming a parent.

Local Woman Sues FDA Over Sperm

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.10.2012 | San Francisco

An Oakland woman has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its guidelines regarding sperm donations--guidelines she argues...

This Man Fathered About 600 Children

Posted 04.09.2012 | Parents

About 600 people might be able to call Bertold Wiesner "Dad." The British biologist who operated a fertility clinic since the 1940s may have father...