Orphaned at Conception

Michael Cook, MercatorNet (Australia), 6/1/2010

That's why My Daddy's Name is Donor, a report released this week by the Commission on Parenthood's Future should be welcomed. It is one of the first efforts to learn about the identity, kinship, well-being, and social justice experiences of young adults who were conceived through sperm donation. About 500 American adults between 18 and 45 years old who said their mother used a sperm donor to conceive them were interviewed for the project, along with a similar number of young adults who were adopted and who were raised by their biological parents. It's difficult to get information like this – partly because so many people are unaware of their origins.

Subjects: Family, Donor conception


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