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Sperm Donor

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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...

Sperm Donor Legal Issues Highlighted By Kansas Case

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Experts believe a Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support put himself in a precarious legal position by getting i...

Sperm Donor Fighting Back Against State

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple after answering an online ad is fighting the state's efforts to suddenly force...

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...

Something Like A Family

Gila Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2012 | Women
Gila Shapiro

At some point, I don't remember exactly when, I stopped replacing my fraying lacy underwear with new lacy underwear and instead bought packs of three or five single color elastic fit.

Sperm Semantics

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

It's time to evaluate the reproductive vocabulary list and think twice about our word choices and the messages we are trying to portray.

Father-of-14 Sperm Donor: 'I'm A 36-Year-Old Virgin'

www.newser.com | Posted 03.18.2012 | Weird News

A 36-year-old California man who boasts he's an "organic" sperm donor and has fathered 14 children through his free donations, has never had sex, he h...

Famed Sperm Donor Caught In Internet Porn

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

Like Splenda and Tiger Woods, some things are just too good to be true. And on Wednesday, Gawker reported that such may be the case with the Bay Area'...

Man Has Fathered 14 Children, 4 More On The Way

AP | By MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 02.19.2012 | Parents

SAN FRANCISCO -- Physicians and the federal government cited the case of a San Francisco Bay area man who has fathered 14 children as an example of th...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: FDA Deems Local Man A Sperm Manufacturer

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.16.2011 | San Francisco

The Food and Drug Administration has gone after a Fremont man with a cease order for his community service project. The charge: being a sperm "manufac...

Sperm Donor Fathers 150 Kids, System Under Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Concerns are being raised about the lack of regulation of sperm donors in the United States, after one anonymous man was found to have fathered 150 ch...

In The Age Of Alternative Reproduction, Who Are A Child's Parents?

Liz Mandarano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Mandarano

Whether you like it or not, families created through alternative reproductive methods are on the rise. States must acknowledge this trend and instead of seeking to prevent their use should enact legislation.

International Surrogate Pregnancy Industry On The Rise

The Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI and ARLENE CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a hospital room on the Greek island of Crete with views of a sapphire sea lapping at ancient fortress walls, a Bulgarian woman plans to deliver a b...