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Overcoming My Baby Urge

Mable Chan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

It's not too late. No baby doesn't mean no mommy. If I can't be a mother at my age, I can be mentor at any stage.

College Friends Find Out They're Actually Half-Sisters!

Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News

Mikayla Stern-Ellis, 19, and Emily Nappi, 18, realized they had a lot of similarities when they met on Facebook while searching for a roommate at Tula...

I'm Thankful for Getting the Crap Scared Out of Me

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Gilbert

There is an extra man in our relationship. I don't think about him too much, but every once in a while I have to or I want to or I forget something about him that I want to remember. So that's when I usually ask my wife to help me out.

And Baby Makes Four

Margaret Klaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Margaret Klaw

A person who is feeding, clothing and nurturing a child, a person with whom a child has bonded, a person who is -- let's use the verb -- parenting a child, can now stand on a level playing field in the halls of the family court with those who birthed or adopted her.

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...

Seeking My Anonymous Sperm-Donor Father

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I did once seek out my biological father. A front-page article had hit The New York Times, and I was suddenly spammed by 6,000 well-meaning friends emailing me about DonorSiblingRegistry.com.

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?

Kathleen Miles

Actor Sparks Fight Over Sperm-Donor Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

Actor Jason Patric says he is a father. His former girlfriend says he was just a sperm donor. Now, the Hollywood child custody dispute has stirred...

WATCH: 'Survivor' Winner Got Surprise Decades After Sperm Donation

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

Long before Richard Hatch received $1 million for winning the first season of "Survivor," he was a college student looking to make some extra money. O...

Sperm Donor Conception: Not a DIY Project!

Lilah Sutphen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Lilah Sutphen

No matter where you live, the informal, friendly, at-home donation method is a bad idea. The casual use of a friend's sperm almost always leads to unwanted legal consequences.

Nobody Told Me Getting Pregnant Would Be This Hard

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I'm not pregnant. If I were 17, this would be cause for celebration, but when you are ready for a baby and you can't just materialize one, an empty womb feels like an empty heart.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.

Designing Your New Modern Family

David Duran | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
David Duran

While June Cleaver of "Leave It To Beaver" may continue to loom large in our Norman Rockwell vision of a family, today's reality is more Liz Lemon from "30 Rock."

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...

Kansas Makes Surprising Claim Against Sperm Donor

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kansas state officials are seeking child support from the sperm donor to a lesbian couple in exchange for the state providing the child's mother with ...

Infertility, Miscarriage, Autism, Widowhood -- and other Funny Tales

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Amy Lennard Goehner

Fred and I had only 11 years together. But we packed a lot in.

Experts Decry Ban On Gay Men's Sperm Donation On HuffPost Live

Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The controversial ban on anonymous sperm donations from gay men to protect female recipients from HIV from the focus of a HuffPost Live segment yester...

The Real Reason Men Should Fear Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't want men to be gone . . . but wouldn't it be nice if they all understood who wields the real power? And wouldn't it be nice if women did, too?

Conservative Christians Rally Against Sperm Donors

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A new documentary exploring the ethical implications of sperm donation is creating a buzz among religious audiences. "Anonymous Fa...

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.

The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

So What If Our Child Has 87 Siblings?

Babble.com | Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

As long as in the end I was a mother, nothing was a game-changer for me. Until a few months back when I saw PBS's "Donor Unknown."

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.

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?

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.