My Daddy’s Name is Donor

Discovering you are donor conceived can sometimes be an isolating process. If you’ve ever wondered how other donor conceived people feel about issues of identity, family, and social justice, this extensive research paper¬†published in 2010 by the Commission on Parenthood’s Future is definitely worth a read. Among the key findings:

Grown donor conceived people believe donor conceived persons have the right to:

Non-identifying information about their sperm donor: 68 percent

Know the identity of the donor: 67 percent

Have the opportunity to form some kind of relationship with the donor: 63 percent

Know about the existence and number of half-siblings conceived with the same donor: 64 percent

Know the identity of half-siblings conceived with the same donor: 62 percent

Have the opportunity as children to form some kind of relationship with half-siblings conceived with the same donor: 62 percent

Read the full report (in PDF form) here.