When Dad is just a number

Rebecca Hagelin, Washington Post, 8/4/2013

According to the report "My Daddy's Name is Donor," as many as 65 percent of "donor offspring" say, "My sperm donor is half of who I am." Nearly half of all donor-conceived children are "bothered" by the circumstances of their creation and think about it often. The study, which examined the well-being of young adults conceived through sperm donation, reports that these people express frequent anxiety over their origins and identity, recoil at the idea that money was involved in their conception, and wonder about relationships with their biological father and unknown half-siblings.

Subjects: Family, Fatherhood


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