The Children of Sperm Donors Want to Change the Rules of Conception
Sarah Zhang interviewed several leading advocates for donor conceived people in this article for The Atlantic.
This piece from Haley Robertson, a magazine journalism student at Syracuse University, highlights personal reflections from the donor-conceived community about identity and discovering family through DNA testing.
Donor conceived people present at the United Nations
History was made on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 when an international group of donor-conceived and surrogacy-born people shared details of their lived experience at the United Nations.
Meet the second generation of children being born through sperm donations
Deciding to use a sperm donor is not always an easy choice, but for Heather it was further complicated by the fact she was also conceived using sperm from a stranger. Read the full story on ABC News Australia.
The Man With 17 Kids (And Counting)
After becoming a sperm donor, Tim Gullicksen wanted to get to know his donor kids. Now he invites them all out to a lake in California every summer. Read the full story on The Atlantic.
‘The broken promise of anonymity’?
Ricki Lewis argues that supporting anonymity for sperm and egg donors is misguided. Read the full story on geneticliteracyproject.org.
DNA detectives and the end of family secrets
Sign up to a DNA site and you might uncover Viking ancestry – or who your father was. Adoptees and donor-conceived people can now make shock genetics discoveries with a simple saliva swab and they’re doing it in droves.
The Jarring Experience of Learning You Were Conceived With Donor Sperm or Eggs
People conceived via sperm and egg donation share their personal experiences.
Sperm donor fathers reveal struggle of not knowing who their kids are
Formerly anonymous sperm donors share their motivations for connecting with their offspring and how their attitudes have evolved over time.
Law ending sperm donor secrecy helps Australian find her dad
This Associated Press article discusses the end of sperm donor anonymity in Victoria, Australia from the perspective of a former anonymous donor and his biological daughter.
Donor-conceived people are tracking down their biological fathers, even if they want to hide
Donor conceived adults share their perspective on sperm donation, including how “anonymous” sperm donation is a thing of the past.
Has the age of the anonymous sperm donor ended?
Donor-conceived Canadians speak out about donor anonymity, DNA testing, and the need for legislation that protects their rights, including access to information about their health and genetic history.
Finding the Lost Generation of Sperm Donors
This feature article in The Atlantic explores issues surrounding donor conception, including DNA testing and the ethical implications of anonymity.
Donor-Conceived Children Demand Rights
This Newsweek article provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding donor conception with supporting quotes from donor-conceived people who are advocates for the DC community.
There Are No More Secrets in Sperm Donation
Alexa Tsoulis-Reay’s cover story for New York Magazine’s The Cut features profiles of 14 donor conceived people born between 1945 and 2000.